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Why the Rush to Decorate for Christmas?

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet and everywhere I go there are Christmas decorations that have been put up.  This drives me insane  Can’t we just celebrate one holiday at a time?  Why is everyone in such a rush to have all of the Christmas stuff out? Do they not have enough respect for Thanksgiving to wait until at least Black Friday to put up the tree?

I won’t be putting my tree up or any decorations for Christmas until AFTER Thanksgiving thank you very much.  One popular store that I love, agrees with me on this point.  Thank you Nordstrom for waiting and only celebrating one holiday at a time.

image credit: Nordstrom via Facebook

This picture had 26.394 likes when I viewed it and 3,098 shares.  I’m pretty sure it’s safe to say that we aren’t the only people around that appreciate taking things slow, and not rushing then next holiday to get here before the current one is even over

Thanksgiving Crafts For Kids

Photo Credit: Craftily Ever After

This weekend Ladybug and I are going to do some Thanksgiving crafts for kids.  I have a few ideas planned that I thought we would both enjoy.  The first craft I have planned is a paper turkey with thankful hand print feathers.  I’m going to have Ladybug trace her hands on colored construction paper and then on each hand print feather write one thing for which she is thankful. I got some googly eyes from the craft store to glue on the turkey.  I’m sure she is going to love them.

Another craft I have planned is more of a treat really.  We are going to make edible cornucopias.  I’m thinking about getting some sugar cones that you normally serve with ice cream and using them as the base.  The we can fill them will little cookies, or dried fruit, pretzels, or maybe I can pick up some of those adorable little fruit shapes candies. I also thought about trying to make our edible cornucopia out of fresh waffles and then we can roll them up and stuff them with berries and yummy cream cheese.  We could have them for breakfast and enjoy ourselves.

The last craft I have planned is a turkey hand print pot holder.  I going to paint her hand brown and then her fingers different colors for the feathers.  Then, I’ll  have her put her hand print on the pot holder.  We can embellish them with eyes, feet, a beak and gobble.  I’ll add her name and the year so we can remember it every year. In addition to making these wonderful creations I’ll be sure to talk about what we are thankful for and all of the blessings we have.

Thanksgiving Celebrations

Lady Bug and I had a fabulous time at my parents’ house this weekend for the Thanksgiving holiday. We ended up bringing the cute little Oreo Cookie Turkeys and deviled eggs.  Lady Bug helped me with both.  Lady Bug wanted to eat most of the ingredients to the turkeys but I managed to get her to assemble them.  I told her once we brought them to nana’s house she could eat a few more.

We had a full house this weekend.  My parents’ hosted 30 people for Thanksgiving.  Before we had our big meal we all went around the room and shared one thing we were thankful for.  I always cry when I hear some of the things people mention for which they are thankful.  Lady Bug said she was thankful to get to help mommy make the turkeys and deviled eggs to share with everyone.  It was really cute and sweet all at the same time.

After everyone ate we enjoyed some coffee and sweets and played a few board games.  That’s always one of my favorite parts of the holidays.  I love just sitting around and playing a game or two with my family and friends.  We had a fantastic Thanskgiving this year!

Thanksgiving Preparations

This year Lady Bug and I are visiting my parents for Thanksgiving.  I want to bring something festive to eat and share with our family and friends.  I’m not sure if I want to do a dessert or a side dish.  My mom always has the best pies and I don’t know that I could really compete with her.  I thought about making cute little Oreo Cookie turkeys and having Lady Bug help me put them together.  I’m  pretty sure she would have a ball putting them together with me.

I bet the turkey treats would get gobbled up quickly, especially if I tell everyone that Lady Bug helped me make them all.  Every one loves a cute little kid and anything they make.  I think I just might do that.  If something better comes in to my mind I might add it along.  Deviled eggs are always tasty and easy.  I could always bring them too.

No matter what we bring I’m excited to see our family and hope that everyone has a very happy Thanksgiving holiday.