Like many of you, we're focusing on showing gratitude for others as a family this month.
We talked a little bit about who we should show gratitude to and what we should show gratitude for...and practiced a few ways one can show gratitude.
We wrote thank you notes, took cookies to a few friends who have helped us recently, and the kids and I made hostess gifts to bring to family in a few weeks.
We saw this hostess gift idea at The Idea Room. It's very simple to create. I bought the wooden spoons at Walmart, the kitchen towel at Target, and I already had the other tools needed.
Using metal letter stamps, we stamped words like "blessed" and "thankful" and her last name on the handles of our wooden utensils. Then we used a skinny permanent marker to make the letters stand out a little more.
I used a piece of masking tape to try to make my lines straight. It helped, but I'm not great at this kind of stuff, so it's not perfect! But it's really a foolproof craft for the most part and quick to create. I'm hoping my sister will enjoy them! I know she's working hard to facilitate a nice Thanksgiving for all of us, and I want her to know how much I appreciate and love her!