Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Capturing Thanksgiving Memories

Part of harvesting a memorable life is documenting it and there is no better time to document life than when the family is all gathered together.

Documentation can come in the photographs taken, the stories of yesterday captured and the blessings noted.

Here are a few ways to document this Thanksgiving:

Photographs:
-The front door of the house you are visiting
-The table setting
-Hands stirring or mixing
-The bird going into the oven
-The bird coming out of oven
-Carving the bird
-Mom with an apron on
-Men watching TV
-Each dish that will be served
-Appetizer spread
-Each family that is present
-Entire group
-Taking a post-dinner walk
-Pies and coffee
-Children playing
-Adults napping

Journal questions:
-What are you thankful for?
-What has been the biggest blessing in the past year?
-What is your favorite thing about Thanksgiving?

Memory keeping:
-Make a giving hands tree. Trace everyone's hand and have them write what they are thankful for and hang it on the tree.
-Leave a 3x4 card at each place setting for guests to write what they are thankful for on and put in the Project Life page for the week
-Interview each guest on video.

I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!