Thanksgiving is around the corner. How many traditions does your family have for this holiday? If you can’t come up with more than a couple, the time has come to adopt a few more. If you’ve already booked pro window cleaning for your home, bought a huge turkey, and learned a new gravy recipe, you are ready to find out a few fun traditions to offer your family. Here is what you can do:
- Allow Your Kids To Set The Table
- Create A Handmade Centerpiece
- Make Name Cards
- Write Your Gratitude
- Take A Walk
- Make Fall Wreaths
- Make Memories
Let’s talk about each bullet in detail.
Allow Your Kids To Set The Table
Your children have been watching you do it year after year. Allow them to get creative with the table setting. They will be proud to be responsible for such an important task. Meanwhile, you’ll have some free time for cooking or doing other Thanksgiving duties.
Create A Handmade Centerpiece
The table setting is just as important as tasty food. If you create a beautiful centerpiece, your family dinner will get a formal touch. At the same time, you’ll get plenty of compliments. Ask your children to help with this task. Steal some centerpiece ideas from Google.
Make Name Cards
Your Thanksgiving table will become much more exciting if you place name cards on the plates. You can order printed cards or, even better, make special ones for each family member and guest.
Write Your Gratitude
Many families express their gratitude before starting a Thanksgiving dinner. Consider giving each family member a piece of paper and a pen to write those words down. Then you can pass them to the person next to you and have him or her read them. Keeping these pieces of paper can help you stay grateful all year round.
Take A Walk
Thanksgiving dinners often turn into hours of eating and watching TV. How healthy is that? Consider taking a long walk with your family after dinner. If the weather is bad, plan an active game indoors. Don’t allow your family and guests to sit around all day long.
Make Fall Wreaths
Ask your family members and guests to find time to gather foliage before they come to the Thanksgiving dinner. Have them come wearing wreaths. Or arrange a wreath-making workshop after dinner.
Take at least a couple of pictures of the way you spend this Thanksgiving. Print them out and make a collage (or a cloud presentation) for the next year’s celebration. Each year, add more pictures. In 10 years, you’ll have an amazing piece of memory. Traditions do wonders for a family’s integrity. We recommend coming up with at least a couple and sticking to them for years to come. Don’t forget to make pro window cleaning in November a tradition as well.