Our family is young and I’m wanting to start some fun family traditions, especially for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The thankful turkey is a tradition we ‘re starting brand new this year!

thanksgiving tradition

Starting the Monday of the week before Thanksgiving, we’re going to write down something we’re thankful for on a feather and add one each day until Thanksgiving.

I cut out the turkey with my Cricut Expressions using the My Community and Paper Doll Dress up cartridges. If you don’t have a Cricut, you can print a turkey here or here.

Another tradition I’d like to start when our kids are a little older is to challenge each person to make a list of things they’re thankful for that will reach from floor to ceiling (on a receipt roll).  Everyone who can do it gets a special treat or prize!

What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving traditions?

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Keri November 17, 2009 at 10:29 am

this is so cute. we’ll have to do it to. I think on the animal kingdom cartridge there’s also a turkey.

2 Jennifer M November 17, 2009 at 12:09 pm

You have the best actitives, always love reading your stuff.
We make the kids Indian headresses on Thanksgiving, they love it.

3 jakell m November 23, 2009 at 11:24 am

you are always so creative, I love to get your newsletter and see what you are up to next on your blog. What a fun mom!

4 Ginny December 2, 2009 at 5:35 pm

What a great idea and really reminds the kids what Thanksgiving is about – too often, it’s just about the Turkey and football!

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