We aren’t doing a ton of decorating this year for Thanksgiving, but I did want to incorporate a Thankful Tree. As the month wore on I wasn’t sure we would get to it.
The idea is to create a tree and on each leaf to write something for which you are thankful. Often families will start a thankful tree at the beginning of November and have each person add a leaf to it each day. It’s a great way to help all of us get into the habit of being more thankful.
We obviously didn’t begin at the beginning of the month, but this morning I saw this post with leaf printables at Robin’s Heart of Wisdom Blog and knew that it would be quick and easy enough to pull off even with my limited energy.
Our thankful tree is rather large, too big to fit into a picture, but it turned out so cute and the children enjoyed the project and are thrilled with the finished result. I appreciate simple craft projects that allow us to spend time talking while our hands are busy creating something. This was project was super easy to include even the youngest children. Nicholas (1) made a thankful leaf, thanking God for “Mommy’s lap”, a place where he spends a significant amount of time these days.
Me? I’m thankful for my amazing family and the blessing of spending time with them. Thank you Lord!
Hope that you all have a blessed Thanksgiving and are able to reflect on all that our God has done for us.