Our family has a tradition of making a thankful tree every year. (A tradition is something with a special meaning that you do yearly.)
To create our tree, we start by drawing a tree trunk on a large piece of paper and then we draw branches with no leaves. Once that’s complete, we tape it to a wall or window. We cut out red, orange, yellow, and brown paper leaves. Last but not least, every night we write on a leaf what we are thankful for and tape that leaf on the tree for others to see. Everyone in the family can participate. Even our dog Ginger did it one year, but his handwriting was just a few scribbles.
The best part of all is that when the season is over, and you’re ready to take the tree off the wall, you can recycle the papers. I love this tradition because it’s a great reminder that we should be thankful for what we have.