give thanks tree

Inspired by this project (which I posted in my five latest pins Monday) I decided to make a give thanks tree.  During our family night on Monday (read more about family night here) my son James shared some scripture verses about why we should have grateful hearts and give thanks, and then he explained our give thanks tree plan–each day we each write at least one thing we are grateful for on a tag and hang it on the tree.  On Thanksgiving day we will read all of the tags on the tree before we eat our big meal together.  I can already see the excitement and gratitude in the kids since we started this and it’s catching. =)

I had my dear hubby punch some holes in a butternut squash and I stuck in some branches.  Then I punched about 50 tags using the Creative Memories tag maker and their new Gratitude series papers and title stickers.  I tied the title tag with some Jillibean Soup baker’s twine and there ya have it.  Simple.  The trick is keeping my two year old from pulling it apart.  😉

One thought on “give thanks tree

  1. What a fun idea for thanksgiving. Or for just having the tree all year long to remind us to be thankful. Thanks for the idea. 🙂

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