When the holidays come rolling in, it’s easy to get consumed by the stress that comes with it. Preparing for a Thanksgiving dinner can be all-consuming, but it’s important not to lose sight of what is really important, and what all the hard work is for.
Some families have traditions: maybe it’s cooking together, playing football in the back yard, or maybe a hard-won game of team charades. This year you might enjoy shaking things up a little while getting to the core of the holiday with a Thankful Tree.
This gives everyone in the family and their thanksgiving dinner guests an opportunity to say what they are thankful for writing it on a tag and hanging it on a small tree. It won’t be long before your little tree will be filled with notes of love and gratitude.
There’s no wrong way to do this, so make it your own! You can put a pretty tree branch in a vase, find a small fern tree, or create a 3D paper tree! Anything goes.
Then have a stack of blank gift tags for your friends and family to fill out. Lastly, tie a festive ribbon through the gift tag and hang it on a branch. And you can have anyone stopping by during the holidays add a note of thanks to the tree.
When the season is over, collect them in an envelope and date it. It’s a nice keepsake for years to come.
View this project on HGTV http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/new-thanksgiving-tradition-create-a-thankful-tree