Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Thanksgiving Day Gift

"Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow." -Melody Beattie

Writing down what we are thankful for each day, each month or each year is a clear visualization of how much better life can really be if you concentrate on what we have instead of what we need.
This Thanksgiving add a 'Gratitude Journal' to each place setting. You can purchase a notebook at any stationary or office supply store. Add your own unique touch to it. Here are some ideas:
  • Wrap several strands of raffia around the width of the notebook, add a leaf or small card with the guest's name on it.
  • Copy the quote from above and make a bookmark to be placed inside the journal
  • Purchase a fall colored double sided satin ribbon and tie a big bow around the notebook and glue an acorn or leaf in the center of the bow.

However you decide to decorate it, the Gratitude Journal makes for a wonderful parting gift for your Thanksgiving guests.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Start your own Thanksgiving Tradition

On Thanksgiving, family and friends gather around a table to visit, eat, and drink. Here is something they can do that will be remembered year after year. Start a Gratitude Tablecloth.

What is it, you might ask? Well, you can get very creative with it or keep it simple. It is entirely up to you. The simple supplies needed are a tablecloth (preferable a white or ivory one) and fabric pens. Have each guest write on the tablecloth what they are thankful for that year. They can write their name or initials next to their words or phrase with the date including the year.

Each year, your Thanksgiving guests can add their gratitude to the tablecloth. The idea is to have your guests remember what they are thankful for. It is a fun idea for all ages to participate in. And it is fun to see all the many thankful thoughts over the years.

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Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Napkin Folding Ideas

The napkin - a crucial part of a table setting for everyone at the table. Why? Each guest needs it to dine for avoiding spills on their lap and of course, to clean their lips after indulging in your fabulous feast. However, think outside the box in regards to how and where you are going to display the napkin at each placesetting. We have used this book as a great reference for folding a napkin in fun and entertaining way. The hardcover book is called "Napkins with a twist - fabulous folds with flair for every occasion" available at Amazon.com. You will be amazed at how clever the napkin can be folded.

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