Sunday, November 30, 2008

the giving tree

as i was putting away the fall decorations yesterday, i stumbled when i came to our giving tree. this is the first year we have done one. it created a wonderful visual for us throughout the Thanksgiving season.





this is definitely a tradition we will carry on. although, it might become a more permanent addition to our decor!

16 comments:

Amy said...

I love it, Lelly. I'm thinking about doing something similar for Christmas...noting the gifts those around us (in & out of home) give in the daily dailies.

Holly said...

You know, your giving tree is a fabulous idea (I also really like that picture with the lamplight in the background and the close up of the glass jar/vase). I meant to do one this year, but of course didn't. Maybe I can do something like it for Christmas. Okay, I AM going to!

carlo said...

i love this idea. i read about the gratitude jar and want to do that next year but i do like the idea of this tree throughout thanksgiving and Christmas....

love the pic, too.

rebekah said...

i love that wide mouthed jar.

Lene said...

We had so much fun putting our Christmas tree up a little early this year and using it as a Gratitude Tree.

michelle allen said...

LOVE this! I definitely will add this to our Thanksgiving traditions. Thank you for sharing. And, for making it simple enough not to overwhelm : )

Ann said...

It is wonderful that you take time to do things like that with your family. You continue to make good memories.

Chris said...

I think that is a great idea. Might have to do that next year.

Alisha said...

Very nice idea! We have had a gratitude poster this year, made by my daughter. But I love the tree because it doubles as fun home decor, too.

Jill said...

That's a great idea for a November activity and I can see how it could be a year-round decor item.

patsy said...

I meant to do something similar in NOvember... where did November go?

How can it be applied to Christmas, I mean I KNOw how... but do you have an idea of how that I can lazily copy? :)

seriously could be a year round thing!

Cecilia said...

That's so true! We had a thaknful tree this year for the first time and we just turned it into a Christmas Tree for the kids...they loved it!

Rachel said...

...and it's so cute, too!

michelle said...

I really want to do that next year!

Susan said...

Love, love, love the giving tree. What fun that would be to have it year round! I've got to think about this!

Ginette said...

Oh, I like this. It looks great and it's a wonderful idea.