November 10, 2008

Collision of Holidays

Poor November. It's become the little month that could. After the Weeny frenzy of October and the rush to bring on the glories of December, it kinda has an identity crisis.
Often it is just combined with Christmas and referred to as 'the holidays.'
Not this year. We are going to savor the month of November and all that it has to offer.
The one word that comes to mind, for many is:

Are we full-of-thanks?
Our family is really going to focus on giving thanks this month. I saw several cute ideas on the internet, but I'm liking the thankful tree. We are going to try it, and then I'll post pictures. Each family member comes up with something they are thankful for, and then writes it on a little leaf (or other cut out) and attaches it to the tree. Then, on Thanksgiving Day, we will read all of them aloud.

Just to keep it real, you know what I'm thankful for today?
Here is a hint:
We went from this
to this in one afternoon:
No, I didn't put my fall stuff away and haul the Christmas stuff from the attic.
But I did change all of our CD's ...

I'm thankful for Christmas music!!!


edie+steve said...

Me too. Thankfulness is for everyday and I think I'm doing decorate for Christmas early and not feel guilty. That way I can 'enjoy' what usually is a blur from now til New Years! I'll be more thankful and not less thankful that way.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

I am thankful for you...friend that I will meet in real life someday...let's make it this next year. :)
I am so glad you clarified. If you switched to your Christmas decor I was going to have to talk poorly about you just like i do the stores decorating in Sept. :) hee hee

coco said...

I am with you on savoring Christmas decorations around here until Dec. 1, that doesn't mean there isn't a lot of planning going on though!

Lacy said...

Hey girl....I too am planning and getting in the spirit. I usually dont go full blown until Thanksgiving. There are tons of ideas for Thanksgivingg like you said. I want to do it too! Hope you are well!!!!!

Tracey said...

I love November...The colors are still fall colors (my favorite), we travel to Georgia, and my anniversary is this month...18 years! (yikes, I can't believe it..)

Sarah said...

I love November! Although I did get my Christmas CD's out and they are ready to go!
What a great idea with the tree!

AJ said...

I agree! I think it's time to bust out the Christmas CD's. Would love to see your thankful tree idea!

Sandy Toes said...

Do what makes you happy!!! I love those ornaments so cute!
-sandy toes