Simplicity For Thanksgiving!!

Can you believe it is November and we are going from one holiday to another and then another?  This is a special time of year and it would be smart to stay on top of things so your family can enjoy the meaning of the holidays and the beauty of this time of year!!

We have collected a few ideas for you to give you a jump start on all the celebrating ahead!!  We want you to be celebrating in your heart because you can say "I've got this!"

1.  a thankful tree

It may look like this would be great idea for Thanksgiving day, but wouldn't it even be better to start now; have a cool decoration for your home and give everyone a chance to think about all they are thankful for long before Thanksgiving day!!  It sure seems like that would add a wonderful feeling to your home all month long!!



HGTV suggests having a "Thankful Tree" where everyone can reflect on what they feel grateful for.  All the instructions and thoughts for this idea that could become a family tradition are on the link. 


These free leaf templates can be found at A Beautiful Mess.  Just right click on the clip art image to copy, go to Word and right click again to paste it and then print it!

2.  lists and lists of gratitude!!

a free printable to have "a thankful life" is below!!   


This free printable is from Trisha at MomDot!!  Thanks Trisha!!  Go here to see her post.

Another free printable is below - 


A huge thank you to Written Reality.  The post is here and the pdf is here

decorations set the mood and tone for the holidays!!  isn't it great how they transform your home?

we have searched for simple decorations with a pop!!

3. cascading leaves - 


Don't you love this idea of leaves cascading down toward the table?  It really helps you realize you are in a new season and holiday so you can take the time to savor it!!  You can find this idea along with many others at woohome.

4. a "give thanks" banner -

Wouldn't it change how you look at each new day to see this banner in your home to remind you "There is always always always something to be thankful for"!!

The pdf below gives you the letters to print and then cut out.  You only need to get ribbon or twine or whatever you choose to hang it from, along with something to attach the letters!  SIMPLE!!


These free Thanksgiving printables are from TomKat Studio.  Thank you!!  Go to the post to see all the free printables available.  The pdf of the "GIVE THANKS" banner is here.

5. a basket filled with pinecones!!  You can't go wrong with that!  these pinecones have a twist because some of them are bleached to create a stunning effect!  mix with greenery and you're in business!!



The instructions to bleach the pinecones are at Sand & Sisal.  These could definitely be used with your Christmas decorations also!!  Love double-duty!!

We hope these ideas inspire and help you with your holiday celebrating !!  As always, we want to help you "Simplify and Shine"!!