As our third Thanksgiving as a family with child, I wanted to begin some traditions that we would do each year to express our gratitude for our many, many blessings. I thought the concept of a "Thankful Book" would be able to grow with our kid(s)--it's perfect for a toddler and quite appropriate for a teenager as well, right? Each year our Thankful Books will look different (taking on a different shape, size, style, etc), especially as the kiddo is able to participate more in the actual creation.
This year, I made the little man's Thankful Book from card stock, his miniature hand stencil (aren't little hands ADORABLE!, a sharpie, and some baker's twine. My husband and I will have identical copies soon.
This year, the three of us will be "decorating" our Thankful Books together Thanksgiving morning. It will be a fun activity to do as a family!
This is a simple craft and tradition, but one with purpose--to reflect on our thanksgivings!
What Thanksgiving traditions do you have with your family? I'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas...
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