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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?


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