Thanksgiving Family Traditions
November 19, 2009
This time of year, we look to our family traditions as a way of remembering our past, celebrating the present, and bringing our families closer together. Today, I have some marvelous fall traditions, brought to you by some additional participants in Guest Blogger Week.
“First of all, let me say that I am filled with GRATITUDE to Kate for featuring my “Gratitude Tree” idea on her amazing site. I sometimes look at her ideas and wonder when the girl must sleep – how does she do it all ? Today, I’d like to tell you about our “Gratitude Tree.” Our family started a tradition a few years ago. We sit down together during November and write down some of the things we’re grateful for. In the past, we would simply write our ideas down on leaves and put them on our kitchen wall. This year, I took branches from outside, placed them into floral foam in a pot. With some tags, I began a new family tradition. “
Candi’s Gratitude Tree
Supplies to make this decorative sign: Chipboard; scissors; scrapbook paper; ribbon (two pieces – at least 40” each); hot glue; hole punch; Modge Podge or adhesive; letters (I used vinyl letters – again, use whatever you prefer; optional – one office tag (measures 2-5/8” wide x 5-1/4” tall)
For the full step by step on creating this sweet and simple tree, visit Candi’s blog right here.
Alexis’ Felted Acorns
Alexis and her family start their autumn day with baskets and go on a long nature hike. On their walk, they search for acorn tops to make a simple craft when they return home.
They gather bits of wool and roll them into balls.
With warm soapy water, they dip the balls of wool into the water and roll it in their hands. They allow the little balls of wool to dry over night, and then take a glue gun and glue on the little acorn tops!
A unique and beautifully crafted acorn is born, perfect for adorning a table, mantle or even add a piece of string to make Christmas tree ornaments.
Thanks Alexis for sharing ! You can visit Alexis cute blog right here.
Thank you to both Candi and Alexis for participating in the Guest Blogger lineup.
Two other traditions I am smitten with are these by some other blog friends.
I admire anyone who creates a meaningful tradition for their family. What are your family’s fall traditions ?