An Artful Thanksgiving
First, give each guest at your holiday gathering a guest book with their name on it. Pass the books around so each guest can write at least one reason they appreciate the person whose name is on the cover. Sandra says when she did this at her holiday party some guests laughed at first. "Then, as if by magic, each small volume became filled with heartfelt messages. When the evening was over, every person left with a keepsake that recorded the many ways he or she was indeed special."
Make little paper cards with serious and silly questions on them like, "Who would play you in a movie about your life," or "What is the kindest thing anyone has ever done for you?"
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Throughout dinner, everyone around the table can answer the questions! "We laugh, tell stories, reveal truths and yes, even shed a tear or two," Sandra says. "It's a fun, artful and a wonderful way to share ourselves with the people we are grateful for."
You can write as many "gratitudes" as you feel in your heart and place them in a little box or a velvet bag. Then, present it as a unique and heartfelt gift of appreciation and love.
"You'll love how easy, delicious, and stress-free the holiday can be when it is a group effort," Sandra says. "The host can actually enjoy the guests, dinner, a cup of coffee and piece of pie—and be thankful she didn't have to do it herself!"
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