Have you ever discovered something and wish you had known about it sooner?
Kind of like the invention of Spanx AFTER my Wedding Day! Woulda' been nice to have those miracle workers on the occasion that lives on in pictures F-O-R-E-V-E-R!
I just recently stumbled upon an idea that I wish I would have known about YEARS ago, but you know the old adage "better late than ugly"...or something like that!
My point is, it's never too late to start new traditions!
So even though my kids are now tweens and teens, I'm declaring a new family tradition this Thanksgiving...
"The Family Gratitude Memory Book"
I am sure my teens are gonna LOVE it...I hear the moans and eye rolls already 🙄, but listen up mamas, you aren't doing your job as an annoying, cheesy mom if you don't get some push back from your teens...So fuggedaboutit and forge ahead!
Here's how this new tradition works...it's pretty simple, yet meaningful and sentimental. So lemme break it down for ya'...
1. On Thanksgiving Day you pass around a sheet of paper that has "I am so thankful for" on it, and everyone writes down what they are grateful for - super easy, right??
2. You gather as a group and take a photo or two (or a hundred) to make sure you get a "keeper" of everyone! Once you print the photo, you add it to the page that is titled "Memories".
3. You place those sheets in clear, plastic sleeves and put them in a 3 ring binder with the title of "Gratitude - Thanksgiving Memories" on the front.
4. Do this everyone year and ta-da you have instant memories of each Thanksgiving!
Easy peasy lemon squeezy 🍋...but wait there's more...
I've made it EVEN EASIER for you because I made the printables for you, so all you have to do is download and print, and you are off and running with your own Thanksgiving Memory Book!!
I've made these printables private for my subscribing sisters, so click on the link below and I'll send them to your inbox! (BONUS!! While I was at it, I also made a MENU, SHOPPING LIST, and COOKING SCHEDULE pages for you too!)
I can't wait to start this new tradition and look forward to looking back over the special family memories in the years to come!
Do you have any special Thanksgiving family traditions?? I'm always looking for more ways to annoy my teens...um, I mean...create life long memories with the ones I love most!
Until next time, cheers to new traditions and cheers to you!🥂
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