Thursday, April 30, 2015

Creating a Neighborhood Gratitude Tree

During early Fall of 2013 I had an idea and put it into place. I established the large redwood tree in our front yard as a Gratitude Tree. Neighbors, friends, those who were walking or driving by were all invited to add their own note to our tree. I thought I’d just do it for a season, take it down a couple of months later and reestablish it for a few months each year after that. 

Creating a neighborhood Gratitude Tree


The response I got was amazing and I was a little sad to take it down. I’m not sure why I thought it should be a temporary thing but I did...and my neighbors let me know time after time that they were sad that I took it down. Well I re-established it several months ago and we’ve decided to keep going year round.

Creating a neighborhood Gratitude Tree

For now, my sign is handwritten and needs to be rewritten every couple of months. And the tags that I have out for people to use are exposed to the weather. I’m considering getting a mailbox of some kind. I think it will be a great addition to the tree area and a good way to keep the tags and pens protected from the weather. 

Creating a neighborhood Gratitude Tree

Creating a neighborhood Gratitude Tree

We are know now as the “neighbors with the Gratitude Tree” and that’s pretty fun. All we did was put up out some tags, a few pens and added a sign that invites people to join us in declaring their gratitude for all things big and small. 

Creating a neighborhood Gratitude Tree

Mom and daughter at our neighborhood Gratitude Tree

Creating a neighborhood Gratitude Tree

Creating a neighborhood Gratitude Tree

Creating a neighborhood Gratitude Tree

words on a neighborhood Gratitude Tree

Creating a neighborhood Gratitude Tree

Creating a neighborhood Gratitude Tree

Creating a neighborhood Gratitude Tree

words on a neighborhood Gratitude Tree

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