Thanksgiving Traditions that can be Shared Year after Year

glitter wood letters saying "thankful' spread out on dark wood table with fall wood pumpkins and leaves

Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks for the people we treasure in our lives and the things we have been blessed with over the past year.

A nice tradition to start is having everyone at your Thanksgiving gathering go around the room and tell what they are thankful for in their lives. In addition, you can add the tradition of also saying something nice about each person in the room.

Another great family tradition is to use a white linen tablecloth and before or after the meal, hand out a black permanent marker to each person and ask them to write something on the cloth and sign their name and date it. Use the same cloth each year and have people add their information, or use a different cloth each year, and have someone in the family turn them into stitchery or even a quilt.

Another idea is to have an family gratitude journal. Everyone takes time out of their day to write down what they are thankful for and a bit about their life or family. You can then look back over this journal as the years pass and reminisce.

No matter what traditions you have, or even what traditions you choose to start in the future, the important thing to remember is that Thanksgiving is about friends and family and coming together and giving  thanks for all of the blessings in your life.