Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Thankful Tablecloth


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?

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18 comments:

  1. What a super idea. That is such an awesome tradition. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  2. What a wonderful idea! Thanks Giving is my favorite holiday too, I feel like it totally gets over looked :( This will be such a wonderful keepsake. I think I might have to "steal" your idea and start this at my house :)

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  3. Cute idea! I would love to have you link up to my new linky:
    http://cookingwithkaryn.blogspot.com/2011/11/mmmmm-monday-1-on-tuesday.html

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  4. This is SUCH a great idea! It's such a nice way to really get everyone to think about what they're thankful for!

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  5. I love this idea! I think we might try it someday too! :)

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  6. This is a really nice idea. I like the prospect of looking back on what your kids wrote over many Thanksgiving dinners.

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  7. What a cute project for kids for Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  8. very very kewl ideas :)
    Would luv for my readers to see this awesome idea, will you please join our weekly party at
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    have a great crafting weekend!
    Maggie
    http://passionatelyartistic.com

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  9. LOVE this! What a great idea & keepsake! I also wanted to invite you to link up at my TGIF LInky Party - http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/search/label/Linkey%20Parties- I am also your newest follower. I'd love for you to follow me back, if you want to =-)
    Beth

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  10. Such a nice idea. I will be featuring it tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks so much.

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  11. This is such a fun idea! We would love to feature it on our Sassy Babies blog. Feel free to stop by and check it out!

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  12. This is an awesome idea, and wonderful keepsake!

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  13. I love this idea! I have done the same idea with place mats! I would love for you to share this at my Turkey Show Off party. It will be this Friday, and I have some fun prizes that will be given away randomly!

    Carlee
    http://www.ladybirdln.com/2011/11/turkey-daze.html

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  14. Great idea..love this!

    I would love to invite you to share this on my link party…Hey Mom, Look What I Did at Adventures In Mommy Land (http://adventures-in-mommy-land.blogspot.com/2011/11/hey-mom-look-what-i-did-6.html)

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  15. great project, thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday, as well as your touching story. all the best!

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  16. Love it! Always fun to get the kids involved on Thanksgiving - and on table covers! So cute.

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