Thankful Turkeys

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All to often Thanksgiving gets overlooked by Halloween and Christmas, so our family decided to start a little tradition to try and keep our focus on our blessings for the entire month of November. At the beginning of the month we put together what we call our “Thankful Turkeys”. We each make a picture of a turkey and list things we’re grateful for on the turkey’s feathers. It doesn’t have to be fancy. Just have fun with it! We hang them up somewhere in the house where we will see them every day to remind us of the things we wrote down. Then every day for the rest of the month we add a fall leaf with one thing written on it that we’re grateful for. This has been such a great tradition for us and has kept our thoughts on our many blessings as we go through the Thanksgiving season. Here’s some examples from the last couple years…

(Landon’s 6 months old so he had a little help from us, ok a LOT of help from us!)



And here’s a link for a PDF of the leaves and this year’s Turkeys in case you want to use them for your families…
Turkey (print 2 copies of the feathers)
Leaves

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Annette November 7, 2010 - 1:25 am

OOOOH SO cute! I love this idea…now if only my husband would do this with me, right?!

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MKS November 7, 2010 - 1:48 am

thanks for posting andrea! i am so excited to do this with Brandon…who cares if he thinks its juvenile.

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