Have you ever thought about putting together a nice gift for someone hosting…
their very first Thanksgiving dinner,
a Thanksgiving dinner for the first time in their new home,
an out-of-town celebration where your grown child will be spending Thanksgiving day
for a very close friend, relative or neighbor, hosting their own Thanksgiving celebration?
I have a niece, who lives on the other side of the country (from me), and she will be hosting her family in her very first home.
I’m super excited for her and planned to give her a house-warming gift anyway, so Thanksgiving was the perfect opportunity
to mail her a “HAPPY THANKSGIVING” box of love!
In the box, I included several Thanksgiving Hosting goodies, including one that will help her make memories…
Set of Thanksgiving Crackers (pull the ends for a “pop” and some hidden surprises!)**
Pilgrim Salt & Pepper Shakers
Package of 20 Fall Paper Napkins
Starbucks Salted Caramel Hot Cocoa
Bag of Pumpkin Spice Coffee
Acorn-shaped bowl & Spoon
Honey Apple Pecan Dip Mix
Fall Leaf Table Runner, Permanent Fine Tip Markers & Instructions for a Thanksgiving Tradition.
**There is a limited amount of these available in my store.
The tradition (included with the Fall Leaf Table Runner) creates annual memories for a family and
I think the following instructions will best explain how it works…
This is a Family tradition for Thanksgiving (or any holiday) that will bring tons of memories rushing back each year that it’s brought out… AND it’s simple to do.
To begin: set your table, including this cloth runner and place permanent pens on the table where your guests can reach them.
Encourage family and guests to write a personal note on the table runner, including their name & the year (next to the note).
Suggest that they write:
- something they are thankful for
- something they accomplished during the year
- someONE they are grateful for
- some big event in their life that happened that year & they would like to remember
As the messages accumulate every year – you, your family and invited guests will thoroughly enjoy re-visiting their past notes as they each add a new one for the current year.
The written notes on your Thanksgiving table runner will become a heartwarming time capsule and
treasured keepsake that everyone will enjoy revisiting every year.
I am super excited for my niece to receive her box of “love” and am having too much fun imagining her joy as she looks through it all.
It will be fun to see a photo of her first Thanksgiving celebration but more importantly, I hope she enjoys making memories in her new home. 🙂
Enjoy the Creativity!