How we are giving thanks this year.

We decided to make everyone little “give thanks” cards.

I printed out a picture of our family and taped them onto white card stock. Then I let my son add the extras. I gave him the choice to use whatever he wanted. He used my tape, scissors, glue, stapler, and hole puncher. He loved being able to use mommas goodies and making his own creations. I just let him do his own thing, nothing being right or wrong. I wasn’t sure how long he would spend on making these, but he took his time. He thought carefully about each card and who they were going to. He definitely has my genes, it’s kinda scary! Before nap time we ended up spending a good 2 hours on them.

I found these cute little “give thanks” printables over at Sweet Craft Cakes. They have some other cute little cards to match. And I think I got the round printables from Tip Junkie, but I’m not positive.

Here they are, aren’t they GREAT? I’m one proud momma!

Once nap time was over and all the glue was dried we used the little owl printables and wrote on the back of the cards telling each person why we were thankful for them. This was my favorite part! I loved hearing my son tell me why he was thankful for each person. He made one for each of his aunts and uncles, one to a neighbor of ours. Another one to a special aunt that always gives him candy and the last one is to a “friend of his” that is still a mystery to me.

And here is the card he made for Mommy and Daddy!
While he was making his cards, I made a couple of picture books for one of my aunts and for one of my husbands aunts. They deserved an extra little thanks for some special gifts they are always sending the kids. They are nothing fancy and were so simple to make. I just made them from scrap booking paper and used some baggies to put the pictures in. I punched some holes on the sides to keep all the pages in place, and of course added a little ribbon.

I also tried my first pie in a canning jar! Yup, simply FAB-U-LOUS! I can definitely add these to my list of canning jar can do’s!

So what are you doing to give thanks? Please do share, I love hearing what others are doing!
Happy Thanksgiving!

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  1. So many wonderful things to be thankful for. Pie in a jar, oh my please share!


  2. My mom and I made, 140 pies in canning jars for my wedding favors. Then we printed labels on brown kraft paper. It was so much fun, and everyone thought they were the coolest favors EVER.

  3. You are a very capable person!

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