Thursday, November 5, 2009

Heartfelt Thanksgiving Letters

thankful stationary scroll letters

I love November! What a great reminder to be grateful for all we have in our lives. This bucket is filled with scrolls of cute autumn stationary that I printed up on my computer. I love quick, easy, but with meaning. This project is all of that.

I was raised with parents who instilled thankfulness in us children, by their examples. My parents really are super, wonderful, giving people who I am so very thankful for. I would not be able to enjoy my life if it were not for them teaching me to be happy in the here and now. I really do love my life, even with all the chaos and downtimes. I have a list that is too long to list, of the many things in my life that I am so very thankful for. I am blessed to have the best family. This starts with my children, my parents, siblings, grandparents, cousins, nieces, nephews, and goes on and on! I have wonderful best friends who truly are amazing people. All of these people inspire me to be a better person. They celebrate with me in the good times and support me in the bad. What more can I ask for then this? Thank you to all of you!

thankful stationary

I am loving Anjeanette’s project of activities to do with my kids. What a great twist on the thanksgiving tradition of being thankful. I also love Katrina’s tree, and do something similar with my kids. I like her twist of the leaves falling off the tree instead of being added to the tree as I have done in the past.

This project is about sharing with others the reasons that we are thankful for them. I first filled out one of these for each of my children. I was very specific about all the things about them that make me thankful to have them in my life. My oldest’s independence is something I totally admire, the next is so laid back and easy to love, while my youngest has such a fantastic energetic imagination. These are just 3 of the specific things I listed for them. I’ve done this activity before with my children. We left the scrolls as place holders on the thanksgiving table that year. This year after we finish filling these out we will hand deliver them and then mail the rest to the out of town people in our lives that are special to us. I want my kids to think through not just who they are thankful for. But this will help them see why we love those people so much.

I wish everyone Happy Holidays and hope you are taking the time to see all that you have to be thankful for as well!


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Deb said...

I love this idea! Teaching children to not only say thank you, but to actually write down WHY they are thankful is something that has been so neglected. Brilliant idea, easy to do. Yet another one on my to do list! You girls are awesome!

Crafty Mom said...

Great it!

Traci said...

What a fab idea! I LOVE your blog! Thank you for sharing all your fun ideas and thoughts. I appreciated your comments on my blog. They were so kind. It is always fun to read comments and insights from others~ You are so talented and giving. Thank you again~

Sondra said...

You always have the best ideas...that is why I am presenting you with the "Honest Scrap" blog award. You can pick it up from my blog. You guys are awesome!

Amy said...

Great idea! I was thinking today of making cards for the people in our lives to whom I'm thankful.

Leanne said...

oh i love that idea!! you have a super-sweet blog, i just stumbled upon it and am no following. and i have had a hankering, of late, to write a letter...what a perfect excuse!

much love,

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I really love this idea! It would be great to do right after dinner on Thanksgiving!

I hope you will link this post to my Thanksgiving Traditions link up!

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