This time of year always has the sappy oozing right outta me. I adore the holidays. The shopping. The Christmas-y cartoons. The houses all a-glow. It’s the one time of year that I actually like cluttering up my house with stuff. Cause it just looks so pweety. What can I say…I’m just crazy like that!
But in particular I have tons of fun celebrating family traditions!
And so I introduce our just implemented this year cause I stumbled onto a blog and thought it was too cute not to tweak and make it our own which is good cause I’m totally bored with the corn kernel thingie…
A coupla weeks in advance we (meaning mommy & kiddos) went on a nature walk. And collected fallen branches.
Once at home…we placed the branches in a vase to wait until Thanksgiving Day. Cause I’m all about the build up too.
On the big day after most of the feast was well under way…we (again meaning mommy & kiddos ::smile:: Daddy was on the phone with fam) traced hand leaves onto construction paper.
Which is great for keep sake-ing. How fun will it be to pull the oldies out next year and match sizes with the newbies?
Every plate was then graced with two Thanksgiving Tree leaves. If not fine china. ::grin::
In between mouthfuls we took turns writing (or saying…and letting mommy write) the things we’re thankful for this year.
We have a lot to be thankful for…but we’re keepin’ it a family secret!
After binging…but conveniently before cleaning…we hung our leaves on our Thanksgiving Tree.
And the verdict is…
I’d love to hear all about your own family traditions? Or lack thereof!