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. 🙂
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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that is such a great idea, I absolutely need to do this!
Where did you find the labels?
I got the labels at Staples.
You and I are always thinking alike! 🙂 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!!!
We ARE always on the same page! So funny! 🙂
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.
It's beautiful! What a great, sentimental thing to have displayed in your home.
I love your Thankful Tree. I am seeing a lot of these around the internet. Such a great idea!
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.
This is such a fantastic idea. So much to be grateful for.
The most beautiful thankful tree I've seen. It looks gorgeous!! Such a great way to remember how blessed we all are.
I love this Megan. We haven't put ours up yet and this is such a lovely reminder. I love this whole space.
What a lovely Thankful Tree. Such a great idea. 🙂
I love this! Such a nice idea!
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 “meet” you! Looking forward to reading more! 🙂
It looks great. Where are your branches from? Last year my little guy and I collected branches outside, but yours look much prettier 🙂
This is fabulous! I love it soooo much!
Love your tree and your gold fox! The notes are so sweet. I bet they make you smile whenever you look at them!
I love this idea!
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
What a sweet idea! I love this idea!