The quintessential homemade decoration of Thanksgiving: the Hand Turkey.

Ellie (4)

What would a Thanksgiving be without the children making their annual Hand Turkeys? Nothing, that's what... nothing. It didn't dawn on me until today that I think I'll really miss the days of simple crafts for the holidays.

As our older ones get older you can see the simplicity of the holidays draining out of them only to be filled by the commercialism that is oh-so-common today. I guess it's a sign of the times. Don't get me wrong, I'm not blaming anyone but myself. But as I do so, I'm also longing for the simple life and simple pleasures of having children in the house doing simple things (OMG I'm turning into my Aunt Trish!).

So, long live the Hand Turkey!