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sparkle crafts – gratitude tree

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A Gratitude Tree.  How simple and lovely is that?

We got inspired when a subscriber sent us her family’s Thanksgiving Tree (on which Sparkle was one of the notes of thanks!). 

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Isn’t that dear?  We were so honored and touched.

Seeing as it’s November, and our focus at Sparkle is Gratitude and Giving Thanks, we thought we’d create our own! 

A few branches from the backyard, and some simple gift tags, and voila.  A sweet tree of gratitude.

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How we did it:

I placed a few sapling branches in a vase in the corner of our living room (weighted down with stones and water).

Then I brought some colored pencils and some blank tags to the table after dinner one night, and I started in writing things that I was grateful for.  It only took a moment before everyone was loving (LOVING) writing their own tags. 

By the end, we were all glowing with thankfulness, and a little tickled at reading each others’ tags on the tree.

(David wrote things like: “She said ‘yes’.”   My older son listed all the dogs we’ve owned and loved.  My younger son thanked the very sapling that was now holding the tags.)

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Do make your own!  It doesn’t matter if it’s sapling branches or cardboard or felt.  (BTW Pinterest is FULL of variations on the same theme. )

Simple or complex, this a satisfying, heart-filling sort of project.  Perfect for November!

 


4 thoughts on “sparkle crafts – gratitude tree

  1. This is wonderful! My family has a little ritual we do every night before bedtime. We light a candle and each of us remembers one moment we were grateful for during the day, and one moment that was fun/special. Oftentimes we’re grateful for having had a cozy moment snuggled listening to a Sparkle Story :) I am consistently bowled over by the simple joy my young’un takes in life…”I am thankful we had a cozy fire today,” “I am thankful we had such a yummy dinner.”

    Beautiful times!

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