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Start a new family tradition with a Thankful Tree

Posted November 15, 2021 12:40 p.m. EST

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— A few years ago, we bought a "Thankful" tree at Michael's craft store. It was cardboard and had little leaves where we could write what we were thankful for that year and then stick it to the tree.

Each person in the family got a few leaves to express their feelings.

I loved it because it was an opportunity for us to take stock of the year and remember what was good about it. We didn't do one last year because the holidays just felt "off" in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. We probably should have done one though to lift our spirits! I ended up burning my hand cooking so it was a day where I was quite thankful for aloe vera!

Because Pinterest is the place for crafts and recipes (at least for me it is!) I went there to find a few tree templates that you could use to make your own Thankful Tree this year. This website has a free leaf printables.

Leaves aren't perfect so I suggest just using some construction paper and drawing your own. You can make a tree out of a brown construction paper or brown packaging paper. I suggest going to a discount store and just looking around for materials. Draw your tree, cut it out and then work on your leaves. Cut them out and give everyone a chance to write out what they are thankful for this year. Stick the leaves up with double-sided tape and you are good to go.