The leaves are changing colors, and the weather is getting cooler. As the fall season winds to a close it will soon be time to pull the turkey out of the oven, and celebrate the joyful holiday of Thanksgiving with your friends and family as smells of cinnamon spice and apple pie fill your kitchen.
You may have a lot on your mind as you are preparing a feast and sorting through recipes to share with your loved ones. If you are hosting Thanksgiving this year, you will also want to find cute ways to make your home welcoming to all of your guests. Here, we will look at ways to get into the spirit of Thanksgiving when you:
- Decorate your home
- Display festive picture frames
- Fill your home with fantastic fragrances
- Express thanks with family and friends
Consider decorating your home with festive decorations that encourage thankfulness and gratitude. You could use something simple like the Thankful, Grateful, Blessed Tea Towel for your kitchen, or something more extravagant for your wall or a tabletop.
Often, at times, your greatest blessings are the moments you’ve lived and the memories you’ve shared with those you love. Decorate your home in a way that shows how blessed you are to have friends and family in your life that you love with the Blessed Cross Photo Frame, which allows you to display two pictures at once. Or you could keep with the theme of thankfulness with the Thankful Grateful Blessed Photo Frame to show off a favorite picture from a past family gathering.
During Thanksgiving the sweet fragrances from the kitchen can be enough to set the mood and remind you of all the past times you cooked with those holiday spices. Before and after you cook, you may want to clear the air with a fragrance you really admire. Whether you choose to use a candle, wax melt, or oil diffuser, you can find the aroma you need to keep your home smelling lovely for the holiday.
Getting into the spirit of Thanksgiving may be about more than just what you put on the walls, or how you decorate your kitchen. You will want to invite everyone at your table to find ways to express the gratitude in their heart. While many of us may have a tradition of going around the table and sharing a word or two of thanks, you could even encourage a new tradition of writing out a word of thanks on a notecard, or a Thank You card. Shuffle the cards around in a bowl, then have different people read each one. You could even make a fun matching game out of it. Have everyone write out what they are thankful for anonymously, then try to guess who wrote which note.
However you choose to decorate your home, or express your thankfulness, you can always keep in mind that it’s not about the work you do to create the atmosphere, but the ones you spend the time with. Be grateful for the moments you have with your friends and family as you celebrate Thanksgiving in your own way. How do you get your home ready for Thanksgiving each year? Do you have special decorations you bring out? Are there games or activities you use as family favorites, or are you planning to try something new this year?
I began my career with Mardel in 2006, while earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma. While I love to write fiction and convey stories through novels, I also have a passion for studying philosophy, theology, and apologetics. I enjoy the faith-building resources available at Mardel, and look forward to sharing what new topics and information I’m learning.