I’m already brainstorming for my Christmas mantle and I loved the Halloween one so much I almost considered keeping it until red and green can come out but then my mom guilt over forgetting the poor little step-child called Thanksgiving kicked in and last night I whipped this up. At dinner I made a list of things we’re all thankful for, the best being Grayson’s two… 1. two new blue keychains and 2. guns. Awesome. And then there were the kiss-up answers the girls gave like “family” and “God”. I feel like when someone pulls out God everyone else might as well just shut it. Made my “Mountain Dew” seem childish no?
Anyway, then around midnight I cut a bunch of paper strips, wrote the thankful list one them and glued them together making a paper chain. I’ll admit that once I finished our list I ended up writing out a lot of our family and friends by name because I needed more strips. Apparently we weren’t all that thankful last night, at least not enough to cover the mantle.
So it’s super simple and kind of bare but I think that’s ok as I rev up for Christmas. And I like that the sweet pumpkins can stay out. I love pumpkins. We will have a bunch rotting on our front porch until December 1st guaranteed. The day the lights go up then maybe the pumpkins will come down!
Anyone else have any good ideas for a
Thanksgiving transition to Christmas mantle?
Woohoo! Avery made the cut! My halloween mantle is staying up until I decorate for Christmas but we are leaving for Thanksgiving and then the rest of November so I fugured it was probably okay. I put a few turkeys up around the house and put the other halloween decorations away. I will strip the house bare and scrub it down before we leave town though so that it is a blank canvas ready for Christmas to appear when we get home!