Every November I see a post go through Facebook on 30 days of thanks. The idea is that every day you post something new that you are thankful for. I must admit I have never participated in it, but I do enjoy seeing the posts others faithfully put online each day. For some reason, today it made me wonder why is it that people only focus on things they are grateful for in November? Could posting one thing we are thankful for each day help people appreciate and see the joy in their lives a little more? Something to ponder....
I'm still in the process of taking down Halloween decorations and putting Thanksgiving ones up---I know I am so far behind this month I hardly know where to begin. I saw a review from one of our customers on our Thanksgiving Pilgrim Bird Family that I thought was so cute. The person said her daughter saw the bird family as a representation of her family- one for the little girl, and one for each of her parents. I love it when I hear things like that because my children do the exact same thing!
Some more cute birds that complement the bird family:
Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that seems to get overlooked so easily. When I was researching Thanksgiving decorating ideas, everything was centered around decorating the table for Thanksgiving dinner. Don't get me wrong, I loved reading the different ideas on that, but I really wanted to find new things for around the house too. Since I couldn't find anything, I thought it was time to make my own. So, here are a couple of decorating ideas PerfectlyFestive.com has come up with to help make Thanksgiving stand out at your house:
Welcome Fall with this warm wreath on your door.
These turkeys are new this year and are really cute. Place them on a table by your entryway or above your fireplace. The colors are warm and vibrant.
My neighbors are used to my house being completely decorated for holidays - both inside and out. After we finished putting decorations up outside, my kids (and all of the other kids in the neighborhood), really got into the spirit of the holiday. By this, I mean they decided to try a practice round of trick or treating. They proceeded to knock on neighbor doors and say "trick or treat" and then would burst into giggles at the confusion of the person answering the door. Imagine their surprise when one of the neighbors happened to have a bag of Halloween candy near the door. And, not only that, he delivered the goods by giving them all candy. The kids were beyond delighted and the neighbor felt like king of the cul de sac. That is, until a few minutes later when the kids decided to knock again. After that, we had to tell the kids there would be no more "practice" rounds before the big night.
This year I added two of these silhouettes to my bookshelf. These, along with the flickering candles are spectacular! I have one on each side and the candles in the middle. They look so good!
These are the flickering candles that are in between the Owl Silhouettes. They really are amazing, as they look like they are actual candles. Paired with the silhouettes, they make the "shadows" dance.