Thursday, November 15, 2012
This Thanksgiving table cloth is not only a great way to make memories together around that table, but it is a beautiful color- coded keepsake with the names of each person attending the Thanksgiving meal each year. The guests should each sign their name in pencil on a light colored table cloth, and then you choose a color of embroidery floss for the year. Use a simple back stitch to embroider the names onto the table cloth along with the year. A gold floss can be used to indicate a family member who passes away.
Handprints are a great way to include children who are too young to write their own name.
This will be our second year doing this tradition, and although it was an idea that I brought to the family (I had seen a few others at friends' houses), my mom embroidered every stitch. She said that she really enjoyed it, but I hope to help her with it this year.
I hope you try this simple but wonderful Holiday Tradition.
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