Happy Thanksgiving to all! Although I am nostalgic about missing living in Europe, I do love the traditional Thanksgiving and being handed down the baton of cooking the big meal and love playing hostess! It's been a rock n' roller coaster few weeks here but I'm putting on my smile and grateful to many friends, near and far, and know that there are so many blessings still to be received!
I wanted to share with you a project I worked on with my son's Kindergarten class - a Thankful Tree :) I have to tell you, having done many projects over the years, this one was by far a favorite! I found a similiar link on The Crafting Chicks where they used a branch and wrote on paper-like leaves for the T-giving table. This is my representation with a little twist! The kids were so thoughtful in thinking of what they really wanted to say about their teacher, asking things like "How do you spell sweet?" Awww! I found this blinged out, glittery foam leaves at Michaels and scooped them up so I didn't have to cut out 23 cardstock versions of these, rofl! Even after making one of my dear bbf's get her husband to shimmy up the oak tree in their backyard to bring down the PERFECT branch (this was supposed to be free! As in From Nature!) but alas, the branches we found, on the ground and some not, were all too dangerous in the end. As my dear dad would have said "You're gonna poke an eye out with that thing!" So ....... Plan B! I"m all about having a Plan B! LOL! I stumbled upon a beautiful faux branch at Crate n Barrel wich was sprayed in some type of plastic & glitter and bends when you touch (bump!) it, so this was the one!
I had so much fun helping the kids with their leaves and reading some of them later as I put the tree together had me in stitches - like the little boy who is grateful for Skittles and Snacks, ROFL!!! (my kind of kid!) :)
Blessings to you as you celebrate this holidays with your families, the far away families that you wish were near, and the ones that live on in our memories.