A typical tradition during Thanksgiving dinner is to go around the table and have everyone say something that they're thankful for, or at least that's how it worked at my house. I always hate having to come up with the perfect answer on the spot, the answer that no one else thought of and that isn't a generic "my family," type answer. This year I thought it would be fun to take the tradition one step further and come up with things I'm grateful for all month long and create a give thanks jar to keep them all in. It's a simple jar that I can fill up with the things I'm grateful for as I think of them including the random ones like Amazon.com and fuzzy socks to the more important ones like K and my beliefs.
And best of all? Not only do I have a jar of things I'm grateful for, I have cute decorations to put on my mantel to replace my mummy drink bottles. I love killing two birds with one stone. This is one of the easiest things ever but I'll give you step by step instructions anyway, what else would I do with all the pictures I took?
Give Thanks JarSupplies
- Mason jar (although really any container would work)
- Container for your blank pieces of paper (I got mine at Target in the dollar section)
- Colored paper cut up into slips of paper
- Ribbon (or whatever you want to use to embellish the bottle)
- Bird's Party Thanksgiving Printables
- Glue/adhesive of some sort
Step 1 - Print and cut out your Thanksgiving printables.
Step 2 - Decorate jar with ribbon, printables, and any other embellishments you want.
Step 3 - Write things you're thankful for on the slips of paper (either all at once as a family activity or throughout the month when inspiration strikes) and put them in the jar.
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