Giving Thanks: A Family Tradition

It is November 1st, which means it is time for our family tradition of giving thanks. You can check out our set up for year one here, along with the follow up of all we are thankful for here. We set things up slightly differently for year two, which you can check out here and the follow up here.


My FAVORITE family tradition. Super simple, super cheap and so purposeful. A give thanks station!



This year we are using a fun silverware caddy from World Market. A mason jar is in each opening and I used the mason jar cardboard liner to make the tags. I simply wrote on them in permanent marker  This year each family member (well except for Hudson, because he is a baby) has their own jar of thanks.

Everyday each family member writes down something they are thankful for and drops the paper in their jar. On Thanksgiving we read the things we are thankful for as a family. Since our kids are still young, we do the writing. It is so much fun to sit down as a family and take time to count just a few of our many many blessings.

This is a super simple, super cheap family tradition. It is my favorite family tradition and I if you don’t do it, I highly recommend that this is the year you start!

So tell me, what kind of traditions do you have around your house?

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I am sharing this idea at: Link Party PaloozaThrifty Decor Chick: Before and After Party

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Hi, I'm Megan--the crazy mom of three behind this blog. Please don't be intimidated by the name. Note it doesn't say BALANCED Home. We hardly have it all together, but together we have it all. Or at least that is what I tell myself. I love rearranging, decorating, creating, crafting, celebrations, family, and holidays. I share a little bit of all of that and more on Balancing Home. I am married to my college sweetheart (Is that a thing? Well now it is.) and he is a very talented designer. I use him for his skills so I can offer up sweet printables to all of you. If you want to learn more randomness about me or my blog, stop by my about page.

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  • Anu

    Such a lovely idea and so important for children to learn. Wonderful!

  • Sarah Westover McKenna

    I love this idea!!