For about eight years now, each Thanksgiving I put a special tablecloth on our table. When everyone has finished eating, I hand out permanent ink markers and everyone writes, or draws something for which they are thankful from the past year. When the grandsons were little, their contribution was mostly scribbles, but we asked them to tell about their "drawing" and wrote a few words, along with the year, so we would be able to know in future years the things their "scribbles" represented.
This tablecloth grows more special as the years go by; it is a recording of the things for which my family are thankful. If you would like to start this tradition with your family, you will need the following items . . .
- One paper grocery bag.
- One white cloth tablecloth.
- Colored permanent ink markers.
- Wax paper.