New Tradition: The Thanksgiving Reader

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The best holiday of the year. THANKSGIVING.

This is a holiday about gratitude. It brings people together to not only celebrate the end of the harvest, but to look one in another in the eye and share something magical.
The reader is designed to get us engaged in the spirit of giving- the giving our time, our attention and our energy to create a bounty of gratitude, together. It has nothing to with material things. At the root, it’s bringing people together to share in the same vision. 

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But what if it went
with
saying.
They’d say,
“It goes
with
saying.”
And we might say,
thanks.
“It goes without saying ,”
they say.
Without expressing
simple joy
anxiety
gratitude
flusteredness
love
anger!
or thanks.
It just goes without saying,
most of the time
and we go
looking
watching
waiting
not noticing the oak or the ash.
The marks in the leaves are the same.
Right?
Anyway,
no one is saying anyway.
But what if it went
with
saying.
They’d say,
“It goes
with
saying.”
And we might say,
thanks.
You can find the entire Thanksgiving Reader here
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Natural Christmas Tree Ornaments

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Magnolia tree pods
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Snowflake
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Natalie getting it ready for glue and ribbon
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Olivia made a Christmas tree from branches
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These girls love to decorate
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We glued pretty cream colored ribbon onto the pine cones
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Naturally, she can almost reach the top!
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Snowflake ornament
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Sweet girl
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Tree ornament made with cut eucalyptus branches
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Magnolia tree pods made fancy
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Dried orange slices

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We love how it turned out!
We love how it turned out!

Every year we try to come up with a different theme for our Christmas tree. Last year we did this fun Japanese inspired tree (click here). This years tree is nature inspired. We would go for walks around our neighborhood and find pine cones (of all shapes and sizes), branches, and pods. We decided that if would be a fun little project for the girls to get crafty with. It took a couple of weeks to finish and I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. Wishing you and yours a special Christmas holiday full of joy and happiness!