The ornate lettering on the Happy Thanksgiving Visa Gift Card is appropriate for a tradition that dates back hundreds of years. Colonists celebrated feasts of thanksgiving from the earliest days of Spanish exploration in the New World in the 16th century. That pre-dates even the 1621 thanksgiving feast held at Plymouth Plantation in Massachusetts. George Washington was the first American president to proclaim a national day of prayer and thanksgiving, and in 1863 President Lincoln named Thanksgiving a federal holiday. Celebrate the heritage of Thanksgiving with Happy Thanksgiving Visa Gift Cards.