Love it or hate it, the highly millennial concept of “take a pic or it didn’t happen” applies to nearly 400-year-old traditions like Thanksgiving, too.

I always love scrolling social media sites on Thanksgiving to see what all my friends and far-flung family are stuffing themselves with, and this year, we’re encouraging readers to add the #Austin360Cooks hashtag to their Thanksgiving food photos so we can show them off in a holiday gallery on

Like back-to-school photos, it’s fun to share this once-a-year moment to see both the similarities and differences in how we celebrate this day of gratitude. It’s not the same as sharing a meal with all of you, but not a bad runner-up.

Here’s our Storify gallery with all the #Austin360Cooks pics, which already include plenty of Thanksgiving preparations: