Can you believe how FAST time seems to go during the holiday season . . . from Halloween on it just seems to be one fast moving downward slide into the new year. I always find it hard to manage to fit everything I WANT to do into the limited time. Anyway, here are a couple cute quick ideas that I will probably attempt to do with my family this year.
The first one is a thankful chain. I saw this on a blog, and thought it was awesome. There are some other great creative ideas on this one too. Basically, every day during the month of November, each family member writes down something they are thankful for on a thin strip of paper, and then you make it into a loop and attach it to the chain. On Thanksgiving, you can spend some time reading all the things you were thankful for (this is good because I always *hated* being put on the spot to try and think of something I was thankful for -- plus it gives you LOTS of time to think about how blessed you are.)
Ours is clearly a work in progress and while we haven't had full daily participation, I think we have all added at least a link or two to it. I think next year I would use more orange and red and vibrant colors. I still think it is a really neat idea though.
The second is just a fun favor . . . this one is from Family Fun and I hope I will have some time to make some. They are corn crackers (like christmas crackers, but for your thanksgiving table).
What are your fun Thanksgiving traditions with your family? I would LOVE to hear about them. Leave me a comment and let me know all about it. Thanks for reading my blog. I know one thing I am thankful for are the awesome people who read my blog, hang with me through the slow times, and leave friendly feedback! Happy November!