Growing gratitude

Tree sample 1

Hi friends. I’m not in the habit of sharing my other work here on a regular basis, but I’m a regular contributor to All Parenting. Every once and a while I pull together a crafting tutorial – painful for me since crafting does not exactly come naturally to me. Creativity? Yes. Hot glue gun skills? Not so much.

I love the tree of gratitude that Emerson and I worked on together. She’s been filling it with leaves for the past few weeks. Sharing her thanks for friends, family, books and the Boston Red Sox. It’s inspired all sorts of great conversation about the breakfast table. I highly recommend this super easy craft for you and your family. I promise it’s super easy even for the craft-challenged among us.

P.S. I’m thankful to still have this blog. It’s so comforting to have a place to share my thoughts without having to run them by an editorial board first. There’s a lot to be said for having creative control over something in our life. Yes?

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  • Mary

    It’s beautiful. We always do a little soup can turkey for Thanksgiving, writing things we’re thankful for on each feather. But this is certainly prettier, and if I can extend the gratitude, all the better.

    • Estelle Hayes

      Hi Mary, I love your soup can turkey idea. So cute! The tree is super easy and fun and it would make a great centerpiece.

  • http://torriesessions.blogspot.com/ Torrie @ a place to share…

    yes. yes there is.

    • Estelle Hayes

      Hi Torrie, it’s so great to hear from you here. :) Let’s get back to blogging together, ok? I always appreciate your insights and wisdom.