We’ve been thinking a lot about all that we have to be thankful for. That led to the idea of sharing some of our traditions where we share what we are thankful for.
Find a smooth pumpkin or gourd accompanied by a gold or silver marker. Pass the pumpkin or gourd around the table and have each family member write what they are thankful for on the pumpkin. This makes for a wonderful reminder of your Thanksgiving celebration for as long as the pumpkin lasts! Don’t forget that pumpkins come in white and other beautiful colors that can compliment your decor.
Choose a beautiful vase or jar and depending on your level of craftiness, write the word “thankful” or “gratitude” on the container. If you aren’t too crafty, print your word out and cut to make a band to wrap around the container. Finish off with some ribbon. Then give everyone a card or slip of paper to write what they are thankful for. Do this before your Thanksgiving meal. Then after dinner, have the host read through all of the answers. This is a gift that keeps on giving because the host can revisit and read the responses anytime they need a reminder!
If you like these ideas yet you can feel your family rolling their eyes when you ask for everyone to write down what they are thankful for, you can still get the same feel with our next idea. Purchase faux leaves or pinecones from a craft store or online. Write one word per leaf and scatter the leaves around the kitchen island or use as part of your dinner table decorations. Small details like this will set the mood and the tone for your Thanksgiving celebration!
We would love to hear about any of your Thanksgiving traditions!