Sometimes you just need a little reminder of all the things that you have that you are thankful for! This Free thankful garland is a great way the whole family can discover what they are thankful for together!
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It’s been a rough couple of weeks in our home. We have gone through so many different emotions recently. You see, two weeks ago we found out that someone very dear to me has cancer. There I said it. I haven’t said those words yet because I am living in denial about it. This has weighed heavy on me and has been keeping me up at night in fear of what could happen.
Take that and add it to the stress I am feeling of the upcoming holidays and I was really starting to feel the weight of life on me. I was beginning to focus on all the hardships in life rather than all the blessings we have been given.
I knew I needed to start finding something to be grateful for before I let my worries eat me up inside! That is when I stumbled across Somewhat Simples Gratitude Garland. It was just what I needed to refocus my thoughts on what is important in life!
What I love about this project is that it is such a simple craft that the whole family can do together!
Here’s what you need to make your Thankful Garland
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Here’s How to Make Your Thankful Garland
~First, go ahead and print off whichever thankful garland you would like to use! Print it as many times as you would like to get the desired amount of thankful flags.
~After that sit down as a family and talk about what you are all thankful for. Take turns naming things you are thankful for. Write each thing on a thankful flag.
~Once you have written on all the flags, cut the front and the back of each flag out.
~You will then glue the flag together just at the top. You will do this for each flag.
~Arrange the flags in the order they will be displayed.
~Then take your twine and place it in between the top and the bottom of the flag. Move it all the way to the top of the flag. This is when hot glue works really well because it is already dry!
~You don’t want to glue the string in place because you want to be able to move the thankful flags around on the string to space them how you like once you hang the garland.
~After the string is in between the two flag lawyers then put a couple dabs of glue at the bottom of the flag to close it up!
~That’s it! Now your thankful flag is ready to hang so you can remember all the things you are thankful for this Thanksgiving Season!
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Michele is a Family Life Educator with her degree in marriage and family studies. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!