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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, November 19, 2010

Thanksgiving ideas

Friday's Grand Connection Fun

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is next week! Will you be with your grandkids?

For the past couple of years Pops' and my grandkids have made placemats and name cards for our Thanksgiving table. It's been fun to see their artwork, and quite frankly, it gave them a project to do while I worked in the kitchen. But this year we are doing something a little different going to a restaurant.

It just dawned on me that the kids can make name cards ahead of time and bring them to the restaurant. But ... they can color the placemats while we are at the restaurant.FamilyFun has the cutest placemats on its website:  Thanksgiving Placemat Checklist and Activity Placemat

If you are not able to be with your grandkids during the Thanksgiving holidays, you could always mail/e-mail them patterns for holiday placemats and name cards for their family table. Or, you could ask them to make some for your own table.

Do you have other ideas for making Thanksgiving festive at a restaurant or in a home? I'd love to hear them!

Wherever we are for Thanksgiving, our family goes around the table and thanks God for His blessings during the past year. It is always amazing how He has answered our prayers ... in His time and in His way. As Psalm 119:90 reminds us, God's "faithfulness continues through all generations." 

Happy Thanksgiving,

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Anonymous said...

Our first Thanksgiving without family turned out to be a memorable feast. Friends who were Scandinavian, invited us to their home. They served a typical Scandinavian meal at a long table. Their two daughters wore little Styrofoam crowns with flowers and candles (not lit) and helped serve. They placed bowls and platters of food around the table family style. Candles everywhere. The children had placed a row of green leaves around the table for simple decoration. It was like a dream. We will never forget that Thanksgiving! - Rita

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving memory, Rita!