Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Centerpiece of Gratitude

This is a quick rerun of a post from last November -- sharing another idea for a fun and meaningful autumn/Thanksgiving display.

(from 11/21/06):

I took this idea from a parish function we attended last week. We were given a cornucopia to take home, with the suggestion that it be filled with symbols or favorite objects for each family member. We added a candle, a cornhusk doll and our scarecrow to complete our centerpiece.

Symbols chosen?

For all of us: A holy card with a picture of Jesus, the center of our lives
Atticus: Red pen (he's a high school teacher, you know) and tea
Me: A picture of the Blessed Mother, to represent being a Catholic mom, and a pen for writing
Anne-with-an-e: A ceramic puppy (she's an animal lover)
Betsy: A small, knotted one-decade Rosary
Ramona: A picture of me, because I'm her "favorite thing"

I love the way this simple but meaningful centerpiece turned out!


Maria (also Bia) said...

It seems that Thanksgiving is almost overlooked in the hurry to get to the Christmas holidays, so I really appreciate this idea. Every Friday night we have family night, and this Friday this will be our activity. Thanks so much for sharing. God bless.

Jill said...

Neat display.
We made our Thanksgiving tree! I posted it on my blog. Thanks for the idea!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for a simple and wonderful tradition.

Jane Ramsey said...

I love this idea. Now I need to find a cornacopia...