Monday, November 25, 2013

A New Thanksgiving Tradition

Thanksgiving is filled with fun family traditions. Some old and some new. Each year we go around the dinner table and share with the family what we are most grateful for. It is nice to take a moment away from the endless amounts of food to reflect on what this meal is all about. This year for Thanksgiving we wanted to add another fun thing to our list of traditions: Blessing Mix. This is just a small gift bag of goodies to share with family and friends but it helps to remind us of the symbols of the holiday.

Thanksgiving Blessing Mix Recipe:
4 cups bugles
2 cups waffle pretzels
1 cup rye chips
1 cup shelled sunflower seeds (or nuts)
1 cup pumpkin seeds (or nuts)
1 cup raisins (or other dried fruit)
1 cup candy corns
1 cup skittles (or M&Ms)
Hershey Kisses

Combine everything except the Hershey Kisses in a large bowl, scoop about 1 cup into small cellophane bags. Add a few Kisses (I did three in each) to each bag, tie up with twine or Ribbon. Makes enough for 12 bags. 

The Symbols of the Blessing Mix:

A Horn of Plenty, a symbol of all that our country has been blessed with

Waffle pretzels: 
The windows of heaven from where our blessings flow

Rye Chips:
For the bread that was broke at the first Thanksgiving

Seeds & Nuts: 
Promise for a future harvest

Dried Fruit: 
Representing our bountiful harvest.

Candy Corn:
 The Pilgrims survived their first winter by eating only a few kernels of corn a day

The colors of the rainbow to remind us that God keeps his promises

Hershey Kiss: 
The love we share with family and friends

We hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We also hope you can add this fun mix to your Thanksgiving traditions. Get the print out here:

 I got the original idea here:

No comments:

Post a Comment