Last year on Thanksgiving, we were staying in a fully furnished rental house. As appreciative as we were, I lamented not being able to make it my own. The decor wasn’t really my style and there wasn’t a lot I could do about it.
When it comes to the holidays, I really like to make things pretty. For Thanksgiving, we were having guests over and I wanted to add a few personal touches. I didn’t have a lot to work with, but I haven’t let that stop me before.
I decided to make a quick Thanksgiving banner to hang over the table. I didn’t want the day to just be about turkey and stuffing. I wanted a visual reminder of all the things I am thankful for.
So, I went to my photo folder (where much of my thankfulness resides!) and I picked out a few favorites, all representing things in my life I am grateful for. I printed the pictures, attached them to square pieces of burlap, and hung them from a string over my table. It didn’t take more than an hour, but we left the banner up for weeks, an ever-present reminder of the blessings in our lives.