Being thankful is not just for November, it should be all year long, an attitude of gratitude and saying thank you and being thankful is a daily routine. There are so many things in our life that we can be thankful for, start teaching your children as babies to say thank you, to appreciate the smaller things of life and not always material things. They will grow into much more mature thankful adults that have an attitude of gratitude and not of selfish, me all the time. Show them the little things around you every day, and help them appreciate how small we are in contrast to the awesome world that God has created. Thank you for reading :)
Go Here for print outs and further instruction:
http://www.oopseydaisyblog.com/2010/10/gratitude-tree-advent-calendar-with.html <---I love this little blog.
** At the start of the month, begin with a blank tree. Each day, take turns as a family mentioning something we are grateful for. As we do this, we will add a leaf onto the tree!
You can make your own gratitude tree for your family, too!
Possibilities are endless and you can make your tree design and cap designs however you like. I really like this idea.
If you wish, you can download your own set of leaves here. I would love to see pictures if you make your own gratitude tree advent calendar! You could even make a tree on your refrigerator and add leaf magnets every day during November. **These leaves were made to fit my bottle caps, so you may have to resize these just a smidge smaller to fit clear glass pebbles. Or just trim them up a bit!
Thank you to Oopsey Daisy for such a cute idea and cute little blog, visit her and share some blog love HERE
Have a fabulous weekend!