We know how busy life can get, and that’s precisely why we love Thanksgiving. The holiday encourages us to slow down and focus on all that we have to be grateful for: family, friends, the beauty of the changing fall leaves, homemade pumpkin pie and, of course, living in a country where getting an education is accessible.

So what better way to celebrate this day of giving thanks than to spend time with the ones you love most? Here are three things you can do for your family that we just know you’ll thank yourself for later:

1. Go for a family hike to admire the changing leaves (and work up an appetite for turkey dinner!)

Life with kids can get chaotic, making it often difficult to find time to slow down and do the things we know are important, like spending time with family in nature. Luckily, Thanksgiving gives us an excuse to take a day to prioritize the people who matter—so be sure to take advantage this year. Who wouldn’t want a reason to stroll through the woods, breathe in the crisp fall air and admire the colourful fall leaves with loved ones?

2. Bake a pumpkin pie with your kids

Let’s be honest, Thanksgiving is nothing without a feast of fall-themed comfort foods. The holiday, like most others, involves deliciousness, but part of the fun is getting to prepare the food as a family ahead of time. So instead of buying a frozen pumpkin pie from the grocery store this year, get the kids to help you bake a homemade pie instead. There are plenty of simple recipes to choose from online (like this one), and there’s truly nothing more satisfying than getting to enjoy something you made from scratch... even if you burn the crust just a little. While you’re at it, we can think of one more thing to do this Thanksgiving that’s as easy as pie…

3. Open an RESP from home, in your holiday stretchy pants

In the time it takes to bake that delicious pumpkin pie that’ll be calling your name at the end of the meal, you can start saving for your child’s future. So why not channel the spirit of giving this fall and open a CST Spark RESP for your child? Getting started is as simple as 1, 2, 3. All you have to do is:

  • Personalize your plan based on the age of your child and how much you want to save each month.
  • Give us a call to get everything up and running.
  • Your CST Spark RESP is now ready to grow! So sit back and enjoy that second (or third) helping of pumpkin pie, knowing your child is set for the future.

Have questions? You can connect with us over the phone or chat, 6 days a week, while you’re eating those delicious leftover-turkey sandwiches. 


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C.S.T. Spark Inc. is the distributor and manager of the CST Spark Education Portfolios.

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