Beginning November 1st, our family would leave a THANKFUL JAR in the middle of the table, and every time we were thankful for something during the month, we would write it on a slip of paper and place it in the jar.
These would be shared during dessert on Thanksgiving Day.
Indeed, we enjoyed trying to guess who wrote each one.
A THANKFUL TREE
A THANKFUL TREE was made out of items found on a nature walk and we would post what we were thankful for Thanksgiving morning on colored leaves.
We would then hang the leaves on the tree branches to be shared after our meal.
Even our guests for dinner would participate.
SCRIPTURE PLACE CARDS
SCRIPTURE PLACE CARDS. When the children were older, each child had to find bible verses representing thankfulness and write them down on place cards to set at each person’s table setting.
They could be as creative as they wanted to decorate their cards. It was always a joy to see what verses they chose and see their creativity in action.
These were a few ways we taught our children the importance of making much of Jesus during the Thanksgiving season.
It also served as a testimony to extended family and friends who otherwise thought of Thanksgiving Day as just another day.
It gave the holiday purpose.
What about when Thanksgiving Day is over?
Do Jesus and the spirit of Thanksgiving remain in your heart?
Do you continue to make much of Him as you prepare for Christmas and beyond?
Or is He only there once a year at the Thanksgiving table?
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It is so beautiful. I think it’s just in time for Thanksgiving. Loved reading the article because it’s so well-written and interesting. There are a lot of things that I didn’t know about before, which is really neat to learn about.
Thank you so much!
Sure do appreciate you stopping by to read and leave a good word!
Blessings to you today,
Melanie, this was such a treasure for me to have read today. There sure is something to be thankful for everyday. These are wonderful suggestions. I appreciate your insights and encouragement within. Happy Thanksgiving.
Thank you so much for letting me know!
I’m so blessed that you stopped by and left a kind word!
Blessings to you,
Beautiful article just in time for for Thanksgiving! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, sweet friend!
Hope you and your family will have a blessed Thanksgiving week!
Thank you, Michelle, for sharing such wonderful ideas for Thanksgiving.
I loved reading about your family traditions and all of the practical ways you point your family to Christ.
You are a sweet blessing, and I pray that God will bless you and your family during this holiday season~
I love this post! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. 🙂 Pinning all around!
Thank you, Betsy!
You bless me greatly~
Thank you, Betsy!
You bless me greatly!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend~