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. 🙂
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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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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! 🙂
    xoxo, mel

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