The month of November is often associated with thankfulness. While we say prayers of thanks everyday, in November we go a step further. As a visual reminder of all the things we are grateful for, each year we make a bulletin board. We write what we are thankful for on various shapes. We have used pumpkins, cornucopias and leaves printed out on colored paper. This year we stopped by a teacher’s supply store and bought a turkey shaped note pad to add to the other shapes. We use fall related bulletin board pieces as the back drop, but you could easily create your own thankful bulletin board by drawing a tree on large paper and posting it on the fridge or the back of the door, or tape your shapes to a window, or even use a basket and fill it up with thankfulness. This visual reminder of all our blessings makes the approaching holiday season more meaningful for our family.
Here are some shapes for you to print out if you would like to make your own display of thankfulness.