Thankful Tree

Creating a “thankful tree” this time of year is really popular because it’s such a good visual reminder of how blessed we all are and so simple to do.

For ours, I created hand-written blessings with chalk label tags and a gold marker.  I asked everyone what they were thankful for and recorded the responses. My 3-year-old is thankful for, “Darth Maul lightsaber, Christmas trees, and friends.”  He also drew something, but I’m not sure what it is.

I hung the labels on faux branches inside a Pottery Barn Urn. To keep the branches upright where I wanted them, I stuck them inside a floral foam block.
The little fox I spray painted gold is still around. I’m sure he’ll show up in the Christmas decor too. πŸ™‚
Are y’all doing a thankful tree in your house?  In addition to the first things that come to mind when I count my blessings – health, family, friends, and my home – I thought it would be fun to continue adding to the tree until Thanksgiving.  I’ll be adding things like a cozy bed, my morning coffee, the steam room at my gym, and sleeping in.  
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21 Comments

  1. November 14, 2013 / 2:54 pm

    You and I are always thinking alike! πŸ™‚ Just did a post on this too…although we haven't actually made our tree yet… I hope ours looks half as good as yours!!!

    • November 14, 2013 / 6:25 pm

      We ARE always on the same page! So funny! πŸ™‚

  2. November 14, 2013 / 3:08 pm

    That's a great idea! We did something similar at my cousin's baby shower. We wrote our wishes for the baby on tags and tied them to a branch. I love that you did the same with what you are thankful for. I'll have to do this with my kids.

  3. November 14, 2013 / 3:09 pm

    It's beautiful! What a great, sentimental thing to have displayed in your home.

  4. November 14, 2013 / 3:20 pm

    I love your Thankful Tree. I am seeing a lot of these around the internet. Such a great idea!

  5. November 14, 2013 / 3:50 pm

    Looks beautiful, and such a wonderful idea. I have the same urn from PB and love it. I also have the little fox…couldn't resist him after seeing yours.

  6. November 14, 2013 / 4:01 pm

    I love this Megan. We haven't put ours up yet and this is such a lovely reminder. I love this whole space.

  7. November 14, 2013 / 6:37 pm

    This is such a fantastic idea. So much to be grateful for.

  8. November 14, 2013 / 9:31 pm

    The most beautiful thankful tree I've seen. It looks gorgeous!! Such a great way to remember how blessed we all are.

  9. November 14, 2013 / 10:49 pm

    What a lovely Thankful Tree. Such a great idea. πŸ™‚

  10. November 15, 2013 / 12:38 am

    I love this! Such a nice idea!

  11. November 15, 2013 / 4:28 am

    This is beautiful! What a great idea! I love how yours turned out. You are blessed, indeed!
    P.S. I am doing the Black Friday Giveaway with Shay & Sheaffer also. Thought I would stop by the other girls blogs & say hi! Nice to β€œmeet” you! Looking forward to reading more! πŸ™‚
    xoxo, mel

  12. November 15, 2013 / 5:33 am

    It looks great. Where are your branches from? Last year my little guy and I collected branches outside, but yours look much prettier πŸ™‚

  13. November 15, 2013 / 1:28 pm

    Love your tree and your gold fox! The notes are so sweet. I bet they make you smile whenever you look at them!

  14. November 15, 2013 / 3:55 pm

    I love your thankful tree! Such a cute and festive idea. Where did you get the branches?? I have a vase that needs using. Thanks xo

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