This idea, for a new family tradition at Thanksgiving, will bring tons of memories rushing back each year that it’s brought out. And even better… it’s very simple to do.
To begin: purchase a new, light-colored tablecloth and some permanent markers, in Fall colors. After you set your table, for Thanksgiving dinner, scatter the pens across the length (of the table) so everyone can reach them. Encourage your family and guests to write a personal note, which they should also sign and date. Suggest that they write something like:
- something for which they are thankful
- something they accomplished during the year
- someONE they are grateful for
- something (like a special event) they would like to remember
As the messages accumulate, from year-to-year, your family and invited guests will thoroughly enjoy re-visiting their own past notes, and those of everyone else, as they each add a new one for the current year. Your inexpensive Thanksgiving tablecloth will become a true time capsule and a treasured keepsake to pass down through the family for years! A final thought… be sure to place a liner under the tablecloth or sheet to protect your table from marker residue.
Personally…. I’m grateful for all of my wonderful readers and for the overwhelming response I received to my DVD release… thank you all for your support!