Gratitude Tree Advent Calendar

Is it really November first?!

I'm a little sad that all of the Halloween festivities are over.  (And I'm trying to avoid munching on all of our leftover candy!)  Now bring on Thanksgiving!  In anticipation of Thanksgiving, I love focusing on gratitude throughout November.  So today we are starting this gratitude tree advent calendar that I created last year.

Just in case you missed this post last year, you can download your own leaves for the bottle caps and add one every day throughout November.  With each leaf, a member of your family can share something they are thankful for!  I call it an "advent" of sorts because we use it to count down the days until Thanksgiving!  And let's be honest--Thanksgiving is passed over way too often.  I like to give Thanksgiving its fair share of holiday recognition!

Here are a few more ideas perfect for encouraging gratitude:

I love the elegance of this thankful tree at simply vintagegirl.

Whipperberry's Blessings Board is a lovely way to have your Thanksgiving guests record what they are thankful for!

Simple As That offers the digital leaf files for this Thanksgiving leaf garland.  This would be a fun family activity!

No leaves here, but this grateful garland from Misfits and Remnants is gorgeous!

Roots and Wings Co. made a sweet thankful tree, too!  As the leaves fall off the tree, they wrote what they were grateful for.

Sweet Rach from Family Ever After just e-mailed me about this darling handsewn Thanksgiving advent tree.  So, so darling!!

I can't believe it's already time to plan for Thanksgiving!

How do you encourage gratitude?

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  1. I am SO ready for some more fall crafting! I just have to figure out what to make. lol! I’m thinking a thankful garland of some sort may be just what I need. 🙂

  2. I love all of these ideas – Thanksgiving is one of
    Mommy’s favorite holidays. This year our family had a very difficult month in October; it is a good time to remember all that we have to be thankful for!

  3. Love ’em all! 🙂
    Great post, Alison!

  4. Hi Allison! Your tree is so awesome! I just posted one that I made today on my blog. You’re welcome to check it out, or include it in this fun roundup if you’d like!

  5. Thanks for sharing, Alison! I love the bottle cap advent calendar. That’s such a cute idea. Too bad I don’t drink pop much … don’t have any bottle caps. Maybe next year -good thing Canadian Thanksgiving is past already… if I start saving up now, maybe I can accumulate enough bottle caps by next October! haha

  6. Thank you so much for featuring my leaf garland! 🙂 Such a fun roundup of thanksgiving ideas. 🙂 Rebecca

  7. congrats! keep up the good work/this is a great presentation.

    Gift Ideas For Boy

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