According to the Canadian Heritage webpage, the first Thanksgiving Day in Canada after Confederation was on April 15, 1872. It was set up to celebrate the recovery of The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) from a serious illness. An interesting start to a wonderful holiday!
On the note of celebration, I'm a big fan of crafts, and thanksgiving seems to have a lot of fun possible projects. While browsing for ideas, I discovered this clever one, and thought I would share it with you all!
It's a "tree of thanks" which can be used as a decoration or center piece.
What you'll need:
- Twig with branches
- Heavy vase, container or basket with rocks
- Floral foam
- Silk leaves
- White card stock
- Black marker
- Hot glue gun
How to make it:
- Fill container (we used an urn) with floral foam. Pack it in tight so that it doesn’t move around.
- Insert twig into the floral foam until secure.
- Hot glue one silk leaf for each member of your family that will be attending the holiday celebration onto the end of each branch.
- Write each family member’s name on pieces of card stock. Hot glue one name below each leaf.
- Place on the holiday table.
- When the guests show up, give them the option of writing one thing they are thankful on their card stock.
I hope you all enjoy this idea, and have a marvelous thanksgiving!