Saturday, November 07, 2009

Our Thanksgiving Tree

Tree 1

I think I got this idea from Megan several years back. I tucked it away in my head, waiting for the time when my kids (or at least Meg) would be old enough to participate. And this is the year--hooray!

We started with a roll of brown craft paper and cut out our bare tree. Then we installed it on our dining room wall with painter's tape. Each day in November, each family member (except Esme) gets to add a leaf inscribed with one person or thing for which he or she is thankful. We usually "do our leaves" at dinner time, when we are all together.

I love preparing my own heart for Thanksgiving this way, and I love hearing what my husband and kids are grateful for on a given day. I can't wait to see our "completed" tree (as if we could ever be finished giving thanks!) at the end of the month. How very many gifts God gives us!

Tree 2


Sandi said...

What a great reminder for me. I did this a few years ago with my kids and the nforgot about it.

Thanksgiving is on October in Canada which still throws me every year:o)

I have already start listening to Christmas music...gasp!

Jerusha said...

Love this idea and love the things on your tree. I'm sure Mr. Sheffer will be glad to know he is up there with Diego. :)

Love you guys!