So, this is why I decorate for Thanksgiving. I don't go overboard, like I do for Halloween and Christmas, though.
My living room mantle
Just a little something to be a bit festive.
Thanksgiving is that transitional time, the end of autumn mixing with winter. That is why for the past few years, I have pulled out my Christmas garland and added autumnal elements to give it a taste of both seasons. This year, I kept up the glass pumpkin lights I already had on the mantle for Halloween and weaved it through the garland. I added a real pumpkin, fake autumn fruit, and silk fall leaves. I also hung my banner that reads THANKFUL in sparkly gold letters (made by my beautiful friend, Emily).
I hope all of you have a relaxing Thanksgiving, a little respite before the Christmas rush. I love the excuse to think of the abundance we have and get that warm, fuzzy feeling. Something I should do more often, honestly. I, for one, will not be joining the black friday crowds. It harshes my gratitude and relaxation vibe too much, and I have all December for that!