Thursday, November 1

Dear Christmas

Dear Christmas, Thanksgiving called and wants is moment in the spotlight back!

What is UP with people switching right into Christmas mode following Halloween? Have we forgotten all about that lovely little holiday of Thanksgiving?! Who doesn't love a day off work, a day whose primary purpose is delicious food recognizing and giving thanks for our many blessings!? This post is for poor little ol' Thanksgiving, the holiday that gets shoved aside by that limelight hogging Christmas holiday.

One of my favorite ideas for the next holiday~ "The Thankful Tree" from Simply Vintage Girl


This looks easy enough to recreate. Collect thin branches from the yard, place in a mason jar or vase, cut 2" circles of scrapbook paper and hole punch each one. Guests can write something they are thankful for on each of the tree's "leaves" at your Thanksgiving gathering, or have your kids write one thing they are thankful for each day of November leading up to Thanksgiving...by the time the holiday rolls around, you will have a tree full of blessings!


8 comments:

vidacourageous said...

This tree is so great I'm going to make it tonight, thanks for sharing the idea!! I've actually been following your blog for a while for your wedding ideas & have really enjoyed all of the non-wedding posts as well!

CarrieMarie said...

you are so spot on! i, too, lament about thanksgiving getting the shaft. but, november IS the month to be thankful, so let's just keep reminding ppl! : )

also, that tree is darling! : )

Melissa said...

Thank you! I'm not ready for Christmas yet, either. No way. haha

<3 Melissa
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Hilary Lane said...

I vote that we move Thanksgiving to December and Christmas to February. Then we have ample time to celebrate each & January and February won't be such boring, cold months!

Tobechi Daniel said...

Talked about this, just the other day.Sad really, but we will continue to enjoy the seasons.
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Jill said...

I'm so with you!! It's like people have forgotten all about Thanksgiving which is sad. Mixmas is already on, the red cups are back at Starbucks, the decorations are going up downtown...poor turkey. I like that little tree branch project! I need to do something like that!

Jenna said...

This is so true and I actually find myself doing the same thing! I have been looking for holiday cards none stop haha. But I am so excited for Thanksgiving too. Nothing better than some delicious food and family!

xo, Jenna

Dulce said...

what a cute idea! but totally agree about xmas mode after halloween... it sucks! makes time go by way faster! :( looking forward to thanksgiving!