Unique Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving with your Family

Thanksgiving is a time filled with family, food and traditions. What better way to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season than by adding some excitement to your Turkey Day celebration? Here are some unique Thanksgiving traditions that truly express thankfulness.


Tree of Thanks

This is an easy activity that the whole family can get involved in. Craft a tree and leaves using colored paper and a pair of scissors. Then on each leaf, have family members write what they’re thankful for.

Tree of Thanks

Source: Tips From a Typical Mom Blog 

Gratitude Rolls

It’s not Thanksgiving without food. This is a perfect tradition that the whole family can enjoy! Gratitude Rolls are baked with a special, personalized message inside from each family member. It’s fun to read each one aloud and guess the author when devouring these delicious rolls.


Here is what you will need:

1 1/2 cups of milk
3/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon Sugar
1 egg
1 Tablespoon salt
2 Tablespoons yeast
2 cups of warm water
about 9-10 cups of all purpose flour
at least 1 cup of butter

Here are the instructions.

Gratitude Rolls

Source: How Does She? Blog

Thanksgiving Table Cloth

Make your Thanksgiving memories last a lifetime with a simple homemade tablecloth. Simply get a large bed sheet and have family members write their name, what they are thankful for, or whatever else that comes to mind. Each year more and more can be added, leaving you with a tablecloth full of memories.

Thanksgiving Table Cloth

Source: ChristyRobbins.blogspot.com 


We hope you have fun with your families next Thursday!

From our family to yours,

The team at Family.me

Our Favorite Family Halloween Costumes

Halloween is this weekend, and it’s crunch time for costume shopping. Are you struggling to find your kids the perfect trick-or-treating attire? Here is a little costume inspiration, courtesy of Family.me!

A few of our favorite family Halloween costumes:

Tony the Tiger on a box of Frosted Flakes! It doesn’t get much cuter than this.

Tony the Tiger

(Source: Costume-works.com)

The Ghostbusters! And the most adorable ghost award goes to… 


(Source: Mom.me

This family BLT costume is so cute; you could just eat it up!

BLT Family

(Source: Babble.com)

Get the whole family involved and dress up as a rainbow! This DIY costume only requires a few colorful onesies or sweat pants and some pillow stuffing.

Rainbow Costume

(Source: Costume-works.com

Hopefully these ideas will help you on your costume search. We wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween!

Keeping in Touch with Grandma & Grandpa: The Easy Way

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September 13th is National Grandparent’s Day, so we thought we would address one of the toughest difficulties facing the modern day family: spending enough meaningful time together.

An AARP study revealed that 45 percent of grandparents live more than 200 miles away from their grandchildren. This means technology is a crucial way for families to stay in touch.

The “how are you” email and phone call can turn stale quickly, so keep the lines of communication fresh and open with these creative ways to stay in touch.


The Gamer Grandparents

Minecraft, Words with Friends and Trivia Crack are all great games that cannot only be played on a smart device but are extremely easy to play for even the most novice techy. Keeping you in the loop with the grandchildren as never been easier or more fun!

Fire up your smart phone and download some fun (and most often free) games, allowing you to bond with a whole new generation.


Initiate a Group Skype Video Call

Thanks to Skype and other video chatting platforms, the world just got a little smaller in a great way!

This idea is especially great for those long-distance Grandparents looking to share the “everyday experience” they may miss out on because of distance or busy schedules. Ask your family to pick a date/ time, log on to Skype and add each family member into the group. Then it will feel like everyone is sitting together. For extra fun, grab a drink and a snack and start catching up!


The Tech-Free Tip: A letter or Package in the Mail

Sometimes, the old way will always be the best way. Getting a letter or a package in the mail is a rarity these days.

Show your family you’re thinking of them by sending a cool postcard, a news clip, an old family photo or a gift that reminds you of them. The possibilities are endless!


We hope you found these tips helpful and try them out for yourself. Family.Me is another great way to stay in touch with family and make sure you’re sharing your memories. Our entire team wishes you and your loved ones a Happy Grandparents Day!