— by Mary May Larmoyeux —
For example, if a new baby or grandchild was born this year, we could have a copy of the birth announcement, photographs of the mom and the baby coming home, etc.
Or, maybe a family member recently graduated from high school or college. That placemat could have graduation pictures, copies of the invitation and a blessing for their future.
And if there’s a little slugger at home, how about focusing on baseball games and sports celebrations?
Of course, we wouldn’t have to use actual photographs in today’s digital world. We could print digital copies of pictures on plain paper. And we might want to focus on lots of people or events that we are thankful for, rather than just one specific person. The ideas are endless.
We could also help children make their own gratitude placemats. The kids could attach pictures, write words of thanksgiving, and copy Bible verses onto a placemat-size piece of poster board. Then it could be laminated at a local teacher supply store. (In our area Mardel bookstores and the Knowledge Tree do laminating.)
What ideas do you have for making creative holiday placemats?
Post and photo © 2014 by Mary May Larmoyeux.
Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild’s Heart.