Creating memories and family traditions – The Thanksgiving Tree

We haven’t had a Christmas tree in the house since Vera was born. We toyed with the idea of getting one this year, but decided to wait it out. So, Vera and I put our hands together to do up this cork board Christmas tree, which doubles up as a thanksgiving tree!

Here’s what we used:

  • green coloured paper (plus a different colour for the trunk)
  • tall cork board (we got ours from IKEA)
  • washi tape with festive coloured polka dots
  • multi-coloured butterfly card paper (to write the items of our thanksgiving)

As you may be able to tell from the photo above, we used two A4-sized green sheets to cover the widest part of the tree. We cut out rough triangles to make the slant. Tip: you can re-use some of these triangles for the upper sections of the tree. At the very top, I re-used two triangles.

Stick the paper edges down with washi tape. You can secure the overlapping pieces with some double-sided tape. I cut out some squares of the washi tape and made them into rough circles. Vera enjoyed pasting these all over the tree!

But we’re not done yet…

For the “finishing touch”, I got Vera to pick a few colours of the butterfly cards. I wrote down an item that we wanted to give thanks for. (I asked Vera and she wanted to give thanks for the Christmas tree, hehe!) Well, we finally decided to write LOVE as the first item, and we stuck it down together.

Love. A very apt thanksgiving item for Day One.

We’ve got 6 butterflies to go, so this activity will last us one week. Each day, we will share an item of thanksgiving and write it on one butterfly card! A simple way to remember to give thanks, don’t you think? 😉

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