Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday - Hubby and I have hosted Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember. This is a holiday for my side of the family (growing up it was the only holiday I have memories of celebrating - true story.) My sister always comes, sometimes my nieces (either one or all three) show up, my Mom flies in at times and my Dad was always here. The year after he passed, we celebrated Thanksgiving at my Sisters in NJ with my Dads side of the family (I wasn't ready to host mine without him yet and it was nice to be everyone.) Last year we were back at my house and it was noticeably different but we were all so thankful just to be together.
I started this tablecloth last year. I bought a huge plain tablecloth that I plan on using for a very long time. I bought some fabric markers in a bunch of colors and had one rule - "Write what you are thankful for." The kids did their turkey hands (because I'm a big fan of hand print projects) and told us what to write for them. The adults wrote what they were thankful for with their name and the year. I can't wait to breakout this tablecloth again this year!! I love it!
What are your Thanksgiving traditions?