Thanksgiving Idea You Will Love and Appreciate

Don’t Forget the Season of Thankfulness!

It’s early November and already social media is filled with brag shots of Christmas trees decorated to the hilt.

But what about Thanksgiving?

Have we forgotten the season of gratitude?
Have we forgotten to be thankful for the blessings that we have received throughout the previous year?
The turkey has been a well-loved symbol of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.
The turkey has been a well-loved symbol of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. (Public domain postcard available from Vintage.com)

 

Here’s one idea for putting up the tree that keeps the ‘Gratitude Attitude’ going for just a wee bit longer before the Christmas hustle and bustle arrives.

Why not have a Thanksgiving Tree?

Yes, you can put the tree up early.

But instead of decorating it like a Christmas tree, why not use the items found in the horn of plenty or cornucopia.

Get the Children Involved

Let the children get involved by cutting out shapes of pumpkins, grapes, acorns, or another fall harvest fruitage.  Use a hole punch to cut a hole in the top of the shapes through which to attach a string or ribbon for hanging.

Allow every family member to write something for which they are thankful on the shapes. Place the extra shapes in a basket near the tree for visitors to participate.

Hang the blessings on the tree along with strands of popcorn, orange ribbons, appropriately colored bobbles, etc. Tuck artificial pumpkins, gourds, pine cones, ears of corn, etc., between the branches.

You might also enjoy letting the children make small cornhusk dolls to place on the tree.  Cornhusks can also be used to make ribbons for tying.

Sharing the harvest of blessings from the field has been a long-held tradition.
Sharing the harvest of blessings from the field has been a long-held tradition. (Public domain postcard from Vintage.com)

Get Creative

Use your creativity to think of other items you might use. The main idea is to get our hearts in a thankful mood before Christmas so that we can truly be thankful for the greatest blessing of all, Jesus Christ. And, yes, share your tree photos on social media.

After Thanksgiving

After the Thanksgiving holiday, just replace the Thanksgiving decorations with Christmas ones. The tree will already be up, and the children will love getting to decorate the tree twice.

And maybe, just maybe, everyone will remember what Thanksgiving is truly about and have a thankful heart for the bounty they will soon receive.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Tree!
From our house to yours, have a blessed Thanks Giving season.

©2017 by Peggy Clark

Please share your Thanksgiving ideas. We’ve love to hear the unique ideas you have for the season.

 

 

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