My family will be spending Thanksgiving at home this year and I want it to be very special. It is important for all of us to remember what this day is truly about (not the food…though it is always amazing), and with a little help from Pinterest, we are on our way.
The blog Bargain Bound inspired our family’s Tree of Gratitude this year. Admittedly I am clearly not a professional tree-maker (the leaves will cover the evidence of that up more and more each day), but with the help of my local scrap booking store, I did NOT have to become an expert at cutting out leaves. Within 30 minutes I had over 120 perfect leaves thanks to their collection of maple leaf die cuts. Somehow I had never ventured into the store before and I know I will be spending a lot of time there now for future holiday projects, etc. Talk about a MAJOR time saver!
The kids and I have been filling-out one leaf per day and it is heart-warming to see how they are getting more and more into the exercise each day.
I can’t wait to watch the tree’s branches become full of my family’s gratitude.
Do you have any special Thanksgiving traditions?
8 responses to “TREE OF GRATITUDE”
I seriously love this idea!!!!! Well done you! and I’m so glad you didn’t have to cut out all those leaves! 🙂
This is a wonderful project and I know will be an awesome learning experience for everyone involved.
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Truly awesome!!! I am thankful for family. Auntie
We are too 🙂
“Thankful for family” was one of the first leaves up there.
It’s beautiful, and I love that it keeps growing. Carrie
We always go around the table and say something we’re thankful for, but I love the idea of making a decoration out of it for the month of November. This will be my first year hosting a vegan Thanksgiving and I’m excited about it!
That’s great Angela! What do you plan on serving?