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Pinterest Party & Link-Up (vol 32): The Gratitude Tree

Welcome to the RoL Pinterest Party. Join me as we link up and share how we made, cooked, baked, crafted, planned, organized, followed or created one of the pins on our Pinterest boards OR share something original that others can pin onto their boards.

Not on Pinterest? No problem. Link-up your own creation to inspire us so we can pin in to our own boards. It can be a recipe, sewing project, Catholic craft, homeschool project, organizing/ homemaking tip, themed birthday party, whatever you’d like.

Don’t have a post ready? The link-up will be open for 10 days so there’s still time. Plus, feel free to link up a new post or an older post that hasn’t had much traffic lately. 🙂

PLEASE NOTE: Because we are entering the busy season of the holidays, I will be doing the Pinterest Party only once a month. It will be every first Tuesday of the month and the link up will be open for 30 days, so there is plenty of time to join the fun! 🙂

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I’ve been cleaning up some older posts and I found this one from a couple years back. I thought it would be perfect to re-post since I just finished my 31 Days of Gratitude and Thanksgiving is this month. This is a great gratitude project that you can do with your own family.

It is our family tradition that the week of Thanksgiving we visit our family (and Disneyland) in So Cal. Eight out of our nine siblings still live in California, except for Elena who lives in Virginia. A couple years back Elena posted about The Thankful Tree project she made. When I read her post, I thought it would be a perfect Thanksgiving project for all the siblings/relatives meeting at my mom and dads for the holiday. .

It would be a way to share our gratitude with each other and since Elena inspired the idea, it kept her close despite the distance.

First we took a large piece of a paper roll, sketched out a tree and colored it.

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We cut leaves out of construction paper and placed them in a basket with pens. We had each of the family members and guests write down what they were especially thankful for this year.

Revolution of Love Blog - The Thanksgiving Tree - pp_thanks_2

We had various answers – faith, family, and loved ones, our country, our servicemen and women, the ability reason and forgive, running buddies, as well as dirt and rocks to play with. (Pictured is my leaf along with Andrew’s and John-Paul’s.)

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Lastly, we had everyone add their leaves to the tree. All in all, it was a fun and meaningful project! (Thanks, EL. ;-))

What Thanksgiving traditions does you family have?

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Now it’s your turn.

1. Choose your creation, share about it and snap a photo if you can.

2. In your post, link back the original blogger/idea, rather than your Pinterest pin. That way credit goes to the proper person. 🙂 (But feel free to add your Pinterest profile link so we can follow you!)

3. Add a link back here so others can play along.

4. If you want to use it, here is the html code for the logo:

<a href=”http://www.revolutionoflove.com/blog/?p=2157″><img title=”Revolution of Love Blog – Pinterest Party &amp; Link-up” src=”http://www.revolutionoflove.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/pinterest_2_medW32-300×240.jpg” alt=”” width=”300″ height=”240″ /></a>

5. Link up below. Make sure you’re sending us to your actual post, and not to your general blog address.

The link up will be active the whole month. Have fun!

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