As a Thanksgiving family activity


Create a tradition of statements of thanksgiving from each family member about something for which they are thankful from the past year. Creating moments of thanksgiving brings joy to the home and reminds us all of how blessed we really are.


Purchase a Thankful Table Runner from the Home Life Center (while supplies last) or make your own with a solid, light colored fabric on top so that you have a place to write.


Provide several examples of things for which you are thankful to get everyone thinking. Take a moment to give everyone time to write on the fabric things for which they are thankful. Make sure they include their name and the current year. Remind everyone that we can be thankful for anything and that thankfulness is an important part of a relationship with Christ. Pause for a moment of prayer and thank the Lord for each thought that was written on the table runner.

Optional: Prepare in advance an extra table runner. Invite a family over for dinner and do the Thankful Table Runners together or give them a table runner as a gift to start as a tradition in their own home.


I Thessalonians 5:8“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

Psalm 107:1“Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!”

Ephesians 5:20“Giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Download a copy of this holiday card to print.