Our thankful family’s Thankful Tree (2014 edition)


Each year the kids and I sit down with some festive colored construction paper, scissors, markers, and scotch tape to put together our Thankful Tree. You can take a peek at last year’s edition here (2013). As the name of our tree insinuates, it’s truly a way for us to share and celebrate our gratitude for the important things in our lives. I love hearing what my kids come up with.

This year’s tree has leaves for high-heel shoes? nail polish? and even social studies? Can you tell my girls are getting older? Elmo and Dora did not make the Thankful Tree this year.

We also have some really important leaves for family, our new home, teachers, gardens, and the stars at night. These are the leaves that put a smile on my face. My daughters are gaining an awareness of the importance of unconditional love, education,  appreciation, productivity, and beauty. Really grateful Mom, here.

Per usual, we keep extra pre-cut leaves, a black marker, and a roll of tape nearby for any additions and to give our guests a chance to add their Thankful leaves too!

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3 Responses

  1. Cathy says:

    This is such a wonderful idea! I actually keep a gratitude journal and some days my entries are as simple as sunshine and coffee while others are more in depth. Your thankful tree is such a great way to focus on the positive and the visual looks so pretty on your wall!

  2. Joanne says:

    lol – isn’t every girl thankful for nail polish. 🙂 I love that your family does this. Thank you for sharing this with us.

  3. A Thankful Tree is such a great idea to teach the whole family about being grateful.

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