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I had my daughter in October of 2017. Ever since her birth, I’ve been focused on finding traditions to start with her. It’s important to me to create special memories with her that she will cherish throughout her life. That’s why I was so excited when I found Turkey on the Table. Turkey on the Table provided our family with a fun activity to do each November. Not only is this a great family bonding activity, but it is also an excellent opportunity to teach children gratitude. After all, gratitude is not something that we are born with. It’s a behavior that is learned.
When you purchase a turkey on the table you receive the most adorable knit turkey, 13 double-sided feathers, a marker, and a book. However, Turkey on the Table isn’t just about what you receive. In fact, it’s more about what you give. After all, that is what this season is all about. Your Turkey on the Table purchase provides 10 meals to people in need through Feeding America! It’s a great way to give back this holiday season.
Using your Turkey on the Table is simple. At the beginning of November, you will want to place your turkey in a visible place in your home. At this point, your turkey will have zero feathers. Every day in November your family members will write down something they are thankful for on one of the feathers and add it to the turkey. By Thanksgiving day, your turkey will be fully dressed. So, you will want to proudly display it on your Thanksgiving table. Before dinner begins, take a moment to read your Turkey on the Table book aloud. Then, pass the turkey around and read off the feathers. This is a great opportunity to remember all of the blessings that you have received this month. Be sure to save your Thankful Feathers to read later on. It’s a great memory to have!
I prefer to use my Turkey on the Table throughout the month of November. However, I know that isn’t always practical for everyone. It may work better for you to use it on Thanksgiving day only. That’s okay! You could have your guests fill out their Thankful Feathers when they arrive or when they sit down for dinner. Then, once they are read aloud you could add them to your turkey. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to use your Turkey.
I’m so glad we decided to add Turkey on the Table to our family traditions. Setting aside the time to think about my blessings helped keep me in a positive mindset. It’s easy to think of our big blessings. However, it’s much harder to think about the little ones. Having to write a blessing down every day really pushed me to think of all of the little things that are great in my life. I can’t wait to continue this tradition on with my daughter in the years to come. She was still too young to participate this year, but next year she will definitely be able to join in. I can’t wait to look back on our Thankful Feathers years down the road and reminisce on the memories we made. Here are some of the things we wrote on our feathers this year.
- I’m thankful for the amazing doctors who took care of my daughter throughout the last year.
- I’m thankful for my loyal followers that make this blog possible.
- I’m thankful for my workout gals who push me to be the best version of myself.
- I’m thankful for my church family.
- I’m thankful for being able to work from home.