Don’t Forget Thanksgiving!
It seems Christmas gets here sooner and sooner every year. While I don’t have a big problem with that, I do want to make sure I don’t let Thanksgiving get lost in the race to December 25th!
This year, I wanted to do something to make sure I didn’t let Thanksgiving pass me by. While we all have struggles, sometimes it is nice to focus on the blessings of everyday life. It is often the little blessings like these, that if not celebrated, get lost in the shuffle. Before we know it, we have forgotten that we really do have SO much to be thankful for each day. So, here is a simple decorating activity for your home or office that can be a subtle reminder of all you have to be thankful for on this Thanksgiving holiday.
Make a Thanksgiving Blessings Garland. This garland took me all of 5 minutes to create. You can make this garland as ornate or simple as you like. It can be strung from the wall or placed in a vase, like the one pictured I have done for my office.
Simply take some colored paper, cut out 1″ to 2″ wide strips for each day preceding Thanksgiving, staple them together and voila! Each day when you pull off a link, write something on it you have been thankful for during the past year. This could be a new job, the fact that you have a job, a nice word spoken to you at work, or just that the sun is shining outside. Write whatever blessing you think of down on the paper and then fold the paper and place it inside a jar or dish. Continue to do this each day leading up to Thanksgiving.
This activity can be done as a family or each person can do their own. On Thanksgiving day, bring the family together over a cup of cocoa or dessert and read aloud all the blessings for which you are thankful!