Your 2020 Thanksgiving Content Guide

Forks up, taste-buds ready, it’s Thanksgiving time. And while food is certainly top of mind this time of year, so is creating memories with those we’re most grateful for. Here’s your 2020 Thanksgiving Guide with tips for crafting one-of-a-kind Thanksgiving videos.

In this guide you’ll find:

  1. Thanksgiving Video Ideas
  2. Thanksgiving Style
  3. Thanksgiving Templates
  4. Fall Color Trends
  5. Thanksgiving Stickers
  6. Festive Soundtracks
  7. Thanksgiving Dates
  8. Thanksgiving Hashtags
  9. Start Creating

Now, like a pile of leaves, let’s jump right in.

Thanksgiving Video Ideas

Enjoy your turkey day to the max (and extra helpings!) with some Magisto video content ideas: 

Thanksgiving parade #yourway: Recreate the famous Thanksgiving day parade with your family marching down your neighborhood street. Bonus points if you dress your pet up like a turkey. 

Showing gratitude: Food and football aside, the heart of Thanksgiving is all about giving thanks. Make a video or slideshow of family/friend photos and what you’re most grateful for. Then, share it on social and tag those you mention. 

Hut, hut, hike!: For many Americans, Thanksgiving day means a full day of football. Make a video of your fam watching your favorite team, or of your own pick-up football game in your backyard.

Wishbone showdown: You’ve carved the turkey, and now it’s time for the most coveted part — the wishbone. Choose two people to grab either end of the bone, and pull. Whoever has the biggest half wins, and gets all the leftovers.

Three-legged turkey race: Looking for an activity before your food coma? Do a three-legged race in your backyard. Poll your family ahead of time to get their prediction of which pair they think will win the race. Whoever comes in last has to do the all the Thanksgiving dishes 🙃

Time for the main event: It’s finally the moment you’ve been waiting for. Dinner. Whether you’re the one cooking all day, or you’re honoring the hard-working chefs who did, document the fabulous dinner you’re about to devour (film it before it’s gone!)

Thanksgiving Style

You can level up your Thanksgiving video even more by adding Magisto’s fall style or by changing the color in any of our customizable styles to reflect autumn’s vibrant hues.

Thanksgiving Templates

We’re sure you have your hands full this Thanksgiving. Whether you’re the one hosting dinner, or have the arduous task of buying bigger pants for after your multiple helpings, Magisto makes it easy to create videos with our beautiful Thanksgiving themed templates #grateful.

Friendsgiving Feast

Our Friendsgiving template has a contemporary, cheer-y vibe to celebrate with the people you consider family. Send out your save the date, with a custom Friendsgiving invitation to an unforgettable night celebrating your friendship.

Good Food, Good Mood

This video template will get your tummy rumbling and your mouth watering. During Thanksgiving, the food is the main event. Highlight your favorite dishes, the work that went into them, and the people around your table that make it all worth it. 

Pumpkin Pie

Our customizable templates are as ready-made as your grandma’s pumpkin pie when you show up to Thanksgiving dinner. So in honor of our favorite Thanksgiving cooks, we put in the hard work for you (just like grandma) and created this fun, light, bubbly Thanksgiving video template.

Virtual Thanksgiving

While many families will be eating at separate dinner tables this year, hundreds of miles apart, you can still all come together — in a different kind of way. Invite your loved ones who can’t join you at the table this year with a virtual invitation to your Thanksgiving dinner. 

Thanksgiving Stickers

Spruce up your video with some Thanksgiving and fall themed stickers, exclusively from Magisto. Stickers are the perfect way to show off that dazzling personality of yours, and a way to make your content standout in a sea of other posts. 

Here’s how to find the perfect seasonal sticker for your Thanksgiving video:

  1. First, click on the scene you would like to add the sticker to.
  2. Click on the “+” symbol at the top right-hand side of your screen
  3. Click on “Sticker” in the dropdown menu.
  4. Browse through our collection of stickers and/or filter your search by tapping on the arrow beside “All.”

Fall Color Trends

To create a savory color theme for your Thanksgiving video, customize a speciality color palette using Magaisto’s “Preset” setting. Need some color inspiration? We’ve got a few ideas: 

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice: Get inspired from your favorite Thanksgiving dessert — pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie instantly elicits that warm feeling we crave during autumn. Create the same effect using cream, warm orange hues, and a touch of dark brown. 

Field of Dreams: Dried up corn fields, bare trees, and twigs represent the transition between fall and the coming winter. Nature is always the best place to find color inspiration. Get lost in the soothing hues of chai, light and dark browns, tope and creams.

Thanksgiving Spread: Use colors inspired by traditional Thanksgiving dinners, like: cranberry sauce red, sweet potato orange, mashed potato cream, and pecan pie brown. These colors can compliment your Thanksgiving video perfectly, especially if you’re showing-off your feast.

Here’s how to change your video color palette using Magisto: 

  1. First, click on “color” on the left-hand side of your screen
  2. Next, click on the pen icon to customize your holiday colors
  3. Create the Thanksgiving palette that makes you warm inside and hit done.

Festive Soundtracks

What’s a video without music? Magisto has hundreds of soundtracks to accompany your Thanksgiving-inspired video. Filter by mood, genre or category to find the perfect fall sounds, or select our fall style and choose from recommended soundtracks hand-selected by our team.

Thanksgiving Dates You Need to Know

Everyone loves a holiday, and if you want to add in a dash of seasonal spice to your content marketing or general social feed, weave in special holidays that resonate with your audiences. 

Did you know?: Magisto has a FREE social media marketing calendar so you can keep popular dates on your radar when creating your next holiday video.

If you’re struggling with ideas for social media, these November holidays will inspire popular posts:  

To see the full list, head on over to our calendar here.

Thanksgiving Hashtags

Once you add the perfect video to your social feed, throw in a few Thanksgiving hashtags to round out your post. We suggest:

#happythanksgiving #turkeyday #thanksgiving #healthythanksgiving #TurkeyTime #Thanksgivingdinner #TheBestThingAboutThanksgiving #Thanksgivingrecipies #thankful #givethanks #turkeycoma #stuffing #TurkeyLove #feast #turkeydinner #passthegravy #holidaytable #cooking #leftovers #pumpkinpie #nomnom #iloveturkey #gobblegobble

Start Creating

It’s been a heck of a year, now’s the time to come together and share moments with those who mean the most. You’ve got all the Thanksgiving video inspiration you need, now it’s your time to shine. We can’t wait to see what you create! Be sure to tag us at @Magistoapp to show us what you made with #magisto.

Looking for even more fall / holiday inspo? Be sure to check out our Fall Content Guide, and 15 Thanksgiving Video ideas here.