Many thanks to all who contributed pictures of their Thanksgiving Trees for this post. I began to assemble links, but then couldn't resist the idea of seeing all the trees on one page.
Jennifer and the gang at As Cozy as Spring made this beautiful tree, using felt instead of construction paper. I love the felt idea, as well as the shape of these leaves.
Another fun and creative idea from Katherine, at A Living Education, was to use the family's hands for the leaves on her tree.
Dawn, of By Sun and Candlelight, has a tree that is happily sprawling over an entire window.
Minnesota Mom's kids each made their own gorgeous trees.
Donna's beautiful tree has a great array of colors and leaves of many different shapes.
K, at Cirque de Moi, started her tree close to Thanksgiving, but plans to begin November 1st next year. It appears loaded with blessings anyway, K!
And Jennifer, from Family in Feast and Feria got the extended family in on the project. Her mother-in-law loves the tree and its "falling blessings" so much that she wants to keep it up year-round.
Meredith has had her own unique take on a Thanksgiving Tree for years, and I love the way she uses real branches and lovely, delicate, watercolor leaves.
One more to add! Tracy and her family made this terrific tree. Thanks, Tracy!
And, here's the final picture of our tree, filled with blessings, from November, and from every day of our lives:
Thanks again, to all of you for participating. It was a delight to see the individuality, the creativity, and the joy that went into your trees. As I said at this time last year, "thanks" seems like a feeble word for all that God gives us, but sometimes it's all we've got.
And often, it's just right.