Busy “ain’t” the word for Thanksgiving week. We’re all in a race to make the list of things to pick up from the grocery store, then rush to get in and out of there before the real rush begins on Tuesday. Then there’s the list we need to make for all the other things that have to be done: clean the house, rake the leaves, do the laundry, get to the liquor store, have the dog groomed, table or house decorated for the big meal. What am I forgetting? Cooking that big meal! We all have so much to do, it’s a race to get to the final moment! What is it again that we are celebrating? Oh yeah…being thankful for God’s many blessings.
I am decorating three tables for one large family for Thanksgiving this week and we’re starting a new tradition for this family. It’s a Thanksgiving Tree. You’ve seen these in your kid’s classrooms, talked about it at your Thanksgiving table, etc. I like the idea of creating a tree that is up for the week of Thanksgiving so family members and friends can write down their thoughts of thanks.
Cut pretty scrapbook paper to look like leaves have them write their thoughts on them and have them hang them from the tree. They can be read at the table on the big day if you want, or you can save them in a special book of Thanksgiving. Have your participants write down their name and date on the leaves and when the week is over, save them in your Thanksgiving book. It would be cool to look back on over the years to see what was truly special to your loved ones.
I like this below…Happy Thanksgiving to you!