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A Gift That Expresses What Thanksgiving is All About: “A Thanksgiving Blessing”

by Barbara MacAdam October 18, 2017 2 min read

A Gift That Expresses What Thanksgiving is All About: “A Thanksgiving Blessing”

As Thanksgiving approaches, we’re all excitedly awaiting the delicious meal that will leave us stuffed until the next holiday. While we’re all grateful for turkey and cranberry sauce, it’s important to remember that there is much more to be thankful for in our daily lives that can easily be forgotten.

Purple Wishing Gate’s founder, Barbara D. MacAdam, created “A Thanksgiving Blessing” specifically for this purpose: to give thanks for the little things that are typically taken for granted. It highlights the beauty in simplicity and the importance of appreciating every day. This blessing, in addition to baby blessing keepsakes and many others, is the perfect gift for family members as a token of love and encouragement.

“A Thanksgiving Blessing” is available in 5x7” and 8x10” sizes. It comes with a clear protective cover, a “to” and “from” label, and an extra backing board. The 5x7” option comes with an envelope so that you can give it as a card. The 8x10” size can be personalized with a printed nameplate and custom matting. Both sizes come with the option of being framed.

The poem on this blessing is all about taking value in what we need as opposed to what we want. We sometimes forget to appreciate some of the things we have. This poem addresses some things that we may need to remind ourselves to be thankful for every day, not just during the holiday. Here are some things that the poem encourages us to appreciate:


It’s easy to forget the beauty of the sun, the moon, and the stars. We wake up and fall asleep to these beautiful sights and sometimes don’t take the time to realize it. When we hear birds chirping, we can feel annoyed rather than appreciating their melodies. The poem on “A Thanksgiving Blessing” talks about the true beauty of nature and the importance of noticing it.

Generosity and kindness

Sometimes, the generosity of others can be overlooked. It’s important to take a minute to appreciate those who take time out of their days to make others smile, donate to charity, or do a good deed.

Friends and family

Most importantly, we should appreciate our friends and family: the people who have stuck by us through thick and thin. Thanksgiving is a holiday where families get together to eat, talk, and spend valuable time together. Remember every day, not just on this day, that family is a gift that is irreplaceable.

To show your family your appreciation this holiday, give them “A Thanksgiving Blessing” from Purple Wishing Gate. They will be humbled by the sign of gratitude and will be able to appreciate the little things in life that the poem mentions.

You can buy “A Thanksgiving Blessing,” framed wedding blessing gifts, and many more keepsakes by visiting https://www.purplewishinggate.com/.

Barbara MacAdam
Barbara MacAdam

Author/Artist and founder of Purple Wishing Gate

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