Tips to Put the “Thanks” back in Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving is only a few days away … do you have your holiday to-do list prepared? With all the grocery shopping and cooking that comes with making a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner for your family, it can be hard to focus on anything else that day. That’s why we here at PersonalizationMall.com’s gifting blog, A Personal Touch, have prepared a couple easy Turkey Day tips for you to use in order to make this Thanksgiving even more special than years past!
Thanksgiving day is a great day for family photos, especially because people tend to include pictures taken that day in their family Christmas cards. It’s important to have the little ones looking their best, but it can be hard to put them in a pricey outfit knowing that it soon will be covered in gravy, cranberry sauce and stuffing! That’s why it’s a great idea to personalize our adorable I’m Stuffed© Youth T-Shirt for your son or daughter! You can have their first name personalized under our boy or girl turkey design on an infant t-shirt, infant romper, infant bib or toddler hooded sweatshirt, too! They’ll not only look festive and cute in their turkey t-shirt, they’ll be thankful they’re dressed in comfortable attire while they are running around playing with their siblings and cousins!
We came across a great idea from Parents.com that offered the idea for this Turkey centerpiece project that can help remind children of the real meaning of Thanksgiving. It’s a simple project that you can do with your kids that also can be used as a beautiful centerpiece for your table.
You start by making the body of the turkey with a Styrofoam ball that you can paint brown or cover in brown yarn. Next you attach a smaller Styrofoam ball that you have already painted or covered in yarn and it will be the turkey’s head. Don’t forget to add the eyes, beak and red gobble neck! Then use different color construction paper to cut out feathers for the turkey. Tape toothpicks to the back of the feathers and leave one blank feather at each place setting on the table with a crayon or marker. Once your guests arrive, or when you’re sitting down for dinner, ask each guest to write down something that they are thankful for on their feather. Before eating, every one can go around one by one and say what they wrote down on their feather. Once they have announced what they are thankful for, they can stick it into the main turkey body so that by the time everyone has had their turn, you’ll have a beautiful and full-feathered turkey centerpiece! It’s a great idea, isn’t it?
We hope these tips have helped you plan for a special Thanksgiving Day with your family. Do you have any tips or Turkey Day projects you can share with the A Personal Touch readers? If so, please comment below … we’d love to hear them!