Painting Memories

We’ve talked a lot about how to get ready for Thanksgiving day.

And if you’ve followed even some of my suggestions, you’re ahead of the game. Important as all that preparation is, I can’t help but think I’ve saved the best Thanksgiving tip for last. Tip #439 for our Thanksgiving holiday prep this year is don’t forget to create traditions with your family.

I’ve been thinking a lot about creating traditions lately. I had a good conversation Sunday with a friend who has been doing a lot of thinking about traditions, as well. She directed my attention to an e-book written by the wife of author and pastor John Piper about this very subject. The best part about this book is that it’s free!

I’ve given you my secret weapon here, my treasure trove of information for potential upcoming holiday blog posts. But I have no regrets. These ideas take planning and forethought, and I want us all to be prepared for what might be the most important detail in all of these holidays–the traditions that provide the canvas on which we will paint our memories.

*How about creating your own version of the Thanksgiving advent calendars shown above. It’s too late to count down the entire month, but you can certainly count down the week up to it. Make the month-long advent calendar a project for next year!

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