Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and cookies are one of my favorite hobbies, so November is a happy time of year for me! 2020 was a tough year for many of us, and my year was no exception. But I still have so very much to be thankful for.
Gratitudes & Giveaways
In our house, we don’t wait for Thanksgiving to do gratitudes. We do them year-round. But there is something extra special about a day when everyone gives thanks. I love hearing from the kids what they are thankful for when they reflect on the year that has passed. They never cease to amaze me with their insight.
This year, I also did a cookie giveaway on my Facebook and Instagram pages. I asked people to share their favorite holiday tradition, and my favorite received a box of Thanksgiving cookies. Christy shared with us that every Thanksgiving “grandma would have a Christmas craft for us to work on. Still have all of those ornaments and decorations that she made, and at the age of 88 is still making.” Her story inspired me to make some botanical/leaf cookies using one of my Christmas ornament cookie cutters, with a color palette that gives a nod to both Thanksgiving and Christmas cookies. Your grandma sounds like my kind of gal!
In 2020, I’m thankful for my health (though it’s been better, I’m still alive!), my family’s health, a stable job, a warm home, a full pantry, drinking water, toilets, a comfy bed, good neighbors, good friends, amazing teachers, our democracy, and long walks in the sunshine. What are you thankful for?
Happy baking everyone! And give thanks!