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This is a keepsake tree you can make for yourself, or a larger one for your kids and family to add to each day for the month of November. Each leaf represents what you are thankful for. It is a nice way to take the time and reflect on what we are thankful for. Once the month is over, you could write November 2017 and save it in a portfolio to look back on.
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Total Time: 20-25 minutes

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  1. I went on the internet and searched for "tree branch coloring pages" as a reference to cut free hand my tree with scissors using brown construction paper.
  2. Using green construction paper, I cut out 30 assorted sized leaves. I drew an example of how to cut a leaf below. There is no right or wrong way of cutting leaves, it is your preference. I also like the crease it leaves to give your tree dimension.
  3. I glued my tree down on a white construction paper so there is a background and I will use a magnet on my fridge to hang this thankful free on. Each day you will glue on a leaf writing down what you're thankful for. Close to the end of the month, the tree will look full (like below).
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  5. Starting off in the beginning your tree will look bare, but don't worry as the days go by and you continue to add - the tree will be full.
  6. Using a little Ziploc bag and masking tape to the fridge, I placed the remaining leaves in there so each day I can grab one and continue to add to my tree until the 30th of November.
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