With everything we’ve been through in 2020, it’s easy to see the negative. But if you’re looking for a way to shift your family’s perspective to all there is to be grateful for? Try a “Thankful Pumpkin.” Author Amy Latta came up with the idea almost 10 years ago to celebrate the things her family was appreciative of; since then it’s become a popular trend with other families who want to bring the focus of the holidays back to what they’re grateful for.
On Friday we talked about what we were thankful for and wrote it on a pumpkin! Even working with Learn@Home students, we all are thankful for so many similar things! @Harriett_Todd #thankful #writeanywhere pic.twitter.com/uJHZM4swMQ
— Mrs.Elliotts Kindies (@KindiesMrs) October 14, 2020
Ready to DIY a thankful pumpkin? It couldn’t be any easier. Just grab a pumpkin and a permanent marker and get your family members to list things they’re thankful for this year. You can add to it every day and leave it out as a centerpiece and by the time Thanksgiving rolls around, you’ll have a festive decoration of all the things that make life so sweet.
I saw this on Facebook today, a “thankful pumpkin.” Every day leading up to thanksgiving you write something you’re thankful for ☺️ I love this because I’m big into showing gratitude in life. pic.twitter.com/fhjspnDGHy
— Eva Elisabeth (@evawut) October 13, 2020