Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

This is the first year I'll be in San Francisco for Canadian Thanksgiving. As sad as I am to be away from my family, I'm excited to be giving thanks at Friendsgiving! My fellow Canadian friend and I are hosting a group of Americans and Kiwis for a traditional Thanksgiving dinner next Saturday. 

I cannot resist a good DIY, and picked up this festive garland from Paper Source to bring to the party. It's a great activity to do with friends while the turkey is in the oven or to pre-make and hang for when your guests arrive.

Giving Thanks

The kit comes with the pre-cut letters, cut outs for the florals, and a satin ribbon. You'll need a pair of scissors, and tape to put it together. Again, I used my handy 3M hanging hooks to fasten it to the wall but good old fashioned tape will work as well.

Giving Thanks

I started by placing the letters on my coffee table to get an idea of how long to cut the ribbon and the spacing before taping them down. All of the letters were placed face down (in reverse order right to left) with the ribbon placed on top. I then cut a piece of tape long enough to cover 1/3 of the paper

Giving Thanks
Giving Thanks

I hung the garland in my apartment in preparation for the week ahead. We often get so busy with work, friends, and family that it's easy to forget about the things we're thankful for. I'm hoping to be able to pause this weekend as we prepare for Friendsgiving!

This year, I'm thankful for my life in San Francisco. The first year here was an adjustment, but I'm finally feeling comfortable and at home. I'm so thankful for all of my friends here and family who have come to visit who have made that happen.

Giving Thanks

I hope you all have plans to be with family or friends next weekend or on November 24th (for all of our American friends)! If you're heading somewhere for Thanksgiving, I've put together a shopable list of festive hostess gifts below! Remember to take some time to reflect on what you're truly thankful for!

As always, thanks for stopping by!!
Pepper xx