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Paper Leaves of Thanks

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The meaning of Thanksgiving can get lost in the whirlwind of holiday preparations. These paper leaves provide a fun way to acknowledge the things you're grateful for. To make them, fold card stock and cut out leaf shapes freehand, finishing edges with scallop scissors.

Two Ways to Use Them 
Ask family and friends to write their name and one thing they appreciate on a leaf. Then read the sentiments aloud during dinner. Or keep the notes anonymous and have everyone try to guess who wrote each message.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2009

Reviews (1)

  • SSNG 26 Nov, 2011

    Loved the idea and so did the family. We put ours in a leaf shaped plate, passed the plate around during dinner, and everyone pulled one out and read it out loud and we had to guess who wrote what. It was a really nice tradition to add to Thanksgiving festivities. I used "Fallish" colored leaves and pens. I kept the leaves and will make a scrapbook page using them and pictures. Wish you had included leaf templates to make it easier.