Thanksgiving is a holiday that has the power to bring back the fondest memories. For some, it's the memory of their mother peeling potatoes, making pie and stuffing a turkey at the crack of dawn. It's the savory smells that fill the entire home before noon. For most people, however, it's the warm, comforting feelings of being with family and counting the blessings we have in our lives. If you're celebrating Thanksgiving today and are looking for special tradiitons to start and decor to create for your holiday, we've created a round-up of ideas that you're sure to love.
Get inspired by these heartwarming Thanksgiving ideas!
Brimming with festive fall colours like brown, orange, mustard and earthy greens, creating a Thanksgiving centerpiece like this perfect cornucopia is a fun tradition to do together as a family. Whether you use autumn vegetables grown from your garden or pumpkins, squash and corn from the Farmer's Market, you're sure to make a special creation that the whole family will love.
We love the idea creating a personalized turkey tablerunner with all of the special hands in the family. With the perfect amount of room for additional turkey's, you can write the name, age and year beside each print to watch how the turkeys grow over the course of a few years!
While there's never a bad time to give back to the community, Thanksgiving is the perfect day to do some good. In the spirit of giving, volunteering at a local food drive or homeless shelter is a great tradition that you'll always look forward to doing with your loved ones.
Thanksgiving can be a busy day and it's important to make sure your kids are enjoying themselves among the dinner preparations and mingling of family members. If you're looking for a fun way to preoccupy your kids on this special day, we love the idea of creating a DIY pictionary game for them using popsicle sticks, chalkboard and markers.
One of the best things about Thanksgiving is getting the chance to share what you and your family members are grateful for. With these adorable turkey tickets, you can write as many special things as you want and roll it up into a scroll with a special bow. When dinnertime arrives, you and your loved ones can take turns reading your Turkey Tickets!
Thankful pumpkins are a unique idea for display your gratitude in a way that's perfectly fitting for fall. To create these, simply paint the orange portion of a pumpkin white and paint the tip a gorgeous gold. When the paint dries, you and your loved ones can write down all of the things you're grateful for.
If your kids love to get crafty, these adorable turkey leafs are the perfect way to keep them occupied and entertained during Thanksgiving. To create these cute crafts, have them collect a handful of colorful leaves and glue them on the back of a large circular piece of construction paper. After gluing a smaller circle on top, they can create the turkey's face with crayons or extra leaves!
Thanksgiving is all about being with family and thinking about all of the blessings in life and with these adorable pumpkins, you get to enjoy the best of both. To make these, simply paint a pumpkin white and leave colourful handprints from biggest to smallest. Perfect for memory-making, you'll love watching the tiny hands grow over the years!
One of the best things about Thanksgiving is getting the chance to add festive decor to your home. We love the look and idea of creating these beautiful annual thankful trees and it couldn't be easier! To make, place some decorative branches into a sturfy vase and tie pieces of string around them. Write all of the things you and your family members are grateful for on colourful leaves and tie them to the branches using the string.
If you live in Canada, you know how incredible the weather can be around Thanksgiving. If you're looking for a great way to keep the kids entertained on Thanksgiving day, this scavenger hunt is great idea! Using a brown paper bag, simply write down a few things they can find in nature, and the first one who finds everything wins a prize!
Autumn Decor Freebie!
Simply print, trim and frame this freebies to decorate your home for Thanksgiving.