Recently, I’ve been struck by how blessed I really am. There are so many people suffering throughout the world. Just this past week a devastating storm hit the United States that claimed many lives and left families homeless. It puts my small troubles into perspective alright!
In order to count our many blessings, our family is making a leaf garland of thanksgiving. Beginning on November 1st, and every day until Thanksgiving, we will write something we are thankful for on a leaf and attach it to a string hung above the fireplace. I combined several ideas I came across in magazines and on Pinterest and thought this would be a fantastic way to focus on the abundant blessings God has poured out on us.
Here’s how we made the leaves
1. The kids colored papers with watercolors. I had them use yellow, orange and red.
2. Gather leaves of various shapes and crayons (yellow, orange and red).
3. Make a rubbing of the leaves. This year we need 22.
4. Cut out the leaves.
5. Punch a hole in each leaf and use colored ribbon to tie it on the string.
Wishing you a peaceful Thanksgiving season. Don’t forget to thank God for His many blessings!
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