There was a bit of a shift in my earth’s atmosphere this year.
I lost my grandmother in late February…shortly after she turned 104. She was a magical human being – wise and witty, kind and fearless, healthy until the end….minus what Alzheimer’s had robbed from her over the past few years.
I carry her in my heart and in my home. She won’t be physically present for the holidays this year, but she will be fully represented.
You see…to me, the holidays – and Thanksgiving in particular – are anchored by family as well as the memories and moments we create.
This is the first of my recommendations for creating a memorable Thanksgiving experience: decorate your table and home with items that evoke a memory, make you smile or allow you to pass on traditions to the youngest members of your family. My Grams was quite formal and expected we would set and decorate a proper table and all dress up for our meals together. She was proper, but always quick with a one-liner.
But what about new memories? New traditions?
This sign – a Sweet Space Decor box from Thirty One Gifts says Grateful & Happy – a reminder for all of us to take stock of what matters. This box can be personalized for your family as well – either with a saying (like mine), a family name or monogram. Despite the people who cannot be at our table, we are happy to be together and grateful for the many gifts that surround us.
Feel free to connect with them on Facebook, Twitter, or simply stop by their site for decorating and personalization inspiration. It is easy for me to love and support a company that was founded with the intention of empowering and supporting other women.
P.S. Don’t forget to take a look at all of the goodness they have dedicated to the upcoming holidays….and keep in mind the last day to order for holiday delivery is December 11th.
Disclosure: I’m happy to have partnered with Thirty One Gifts to talk with you about the beauty of creating a memorable Thanksgiving experience.