He had a paper bag (of course decorated like a turkey with his hand print on the top) and some torn up white pieces of paper that everyone was supposed to write on what we were thankful for. We put all of our answers on the paper and put them in the paper bag...including my brother and sister-in law’s dog.
During dinner my niece Megan picked out one piece at a time and read what we were all thankful for. As she started reading all of our answers there was a constant between all of us around the table.
We are all thankful for our FAMILY.
With all of the material things we have in our lives…the one thing that means so much to all of us are the ones that we love and want to be with, especially this time of year.
When designing our homes, a great way to keep those special smiles and hugs in our hearts is to display pictures.
There is nothing better to bring a smile to my face or to remember a special moment than to glance at a picture on my wall.
As said in my favorite holiday movie (It sound better when Hugh Grant says it with his English accent)
“General opinion started to make out that we're living in a world of hatred and greed. But I don't see that, seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there, fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually IS all around.”
Start with your Christmas tree. Every year I add a picture ornament to the tree.
My hope is to have a Christmas tree full of pictures of our family. The boys love to look at the pictures every year.
I love a picture wall! This is a design from one of my clients in Florida...the wonderful David and JoAnne Klement. JoAnne wanted to showcase pictures of her late parents. Be free with the design and have fun putting it together.
Always use large chunky frames. I buy a lot of my frames for the picture walls I do for clients at Ikea. They come in large sizes and included great mats.
Instead of hanging a large amount of small pictures on your walls. Choose a few of your favorite ones. Have them printed really large ( I use mpix.com) and put them in a really large frame.
Also don't be afraid the hang the frames lower on the wall.
So simple...yet so classic. Love groups of three.