Thanksgiving dinner is a meal we all look forward to every year.
One way to make this mealtime more intentionally focused on giving thanks is to send a note, called a Thanksgiving Ticket, to family and friends who will be attending. Request they fill their ticket with thanksgivings and bring it with them to the meal.
The ticket you send each guest is made from a piece of brown craft paper 3 or 4 inches wide and 3 feet long. At the top of the thanksgiving ticket ask your guest to take some time over the next few days to record as many things as they can think of that they are thankful for.
At first it might seem as though it will take forever to fill the long ticket, but with a little time, the list grows very quickly. Once complete, guests roll their thanksgiving ticket and tie it with ribbon or raffia.
On Thanksgiving Day have family members read their thanksgiving list.
“We give thanks to you, O God, we give thanks, for your Name is near; men tell of your wonderful deeds.” Psalm 75:1
“Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say this — those he redeemed from the hand of the foe, those he gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south.” Psalm 107:1-2