Thanksgiving - a time for new traditions | Sophias Style

Years of research reveals that traditions make our children feel more secure. Traditions stimulate healthy relationships for all ages in a family. Children certainly will have lifelong remembrances of special family traditions.

Well, the real reason to start Thanksgiving family traditions… when your kids are married, have kids of their own, you want them to come home for your home holidays! They won’t want to miss out on family traditions even when they are all grown up. You, your children and your grandchildren will be gathering memories by the pumpkin load!

So your menu is all set, table linens pressed and centerpiece of gourds and fall flair perfectly prepared. Classic beloved traditions like football after the big feast and warm pumpkin pie are good ones. Time to add special Thanksgiving traditions and activities to your holiday lineup. There is something so special when new and fun traditions are added to this wonderful fall day!

Easy and fun Thanksgiving traditions to get you started…

Family Thanksgiving Tablecloth - Everyone invited to Thanksgiving dinner signs the tablecloth with a permanent marker

The Thankful Pumpkin - Paint a pumpkin of any size and write your name on it

Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt - Search for items like Pumpkin, Red Apple, Twigs, Pinecone, Football

Give Thanks Gratitude Bank - Paint a mason jar, write thank-yous and notes of gratitude, drop in the bank for November or all year long