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.


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.