Thursday, November 24, 2011

A simple Thanksgiving idea...

Over the past week or so I've seen many a Thanksgiving craft idea presented here in blogland, but I'm just not a crafty-type of a gal. Really. I'm not. Unless the idea is practical, that is. I've been watching for a simple way to make our Thanksgiving more meaningful--something we could do as a family during or after our Thanksgiving feast this afternoon, and I'm excited to have found this simple idea...

These paper leaves provide a fun, easy, and non-intimidating way to acknowledge the things one is grateful for. How to make them? Simply fold card stock (or other paper) and cut out leaf shapes freehand, finishing edges with scallop scissors if desired (being non-crafty, I would leave out the scalloped edges while AnnaLynn would definitely include them). Carefully fold each leaf and place them into a nice bowl or basket along with a pen or pencil.

While waiting for your Thanksgiving meal preparations to be finished, have everyone write at least one expression of gratitude on a leaf. Place leaves into a separate basket or bowl to be read aloud during or after the meal or dessert. Since the notes are anonymous, everyone will have fun trying to guess who wrote each message. See? Simple and non-intimidating. I like it! :)

Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help,
whose hope is in the Lord his God! 
 ~Psalm 146:5

 Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!



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  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too! Have a blessed day in the LORD!

  2. sometimes i feel like i'm the only non-crafty gal in the world. ...unless it's practical. i like that. :)
    great idea. thanks for sharing.

  3. MamaT - Practical is good! Blessings, ~Lisa

  4. What a cute idea!! I will have to keep this in mind for next year! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

  5. Anonymous11/28/2011

    Hope you and yours had a blessed Thanksgiving.


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