Fall Favorites: Cornflake dreams

Hello! It’s Jillian from Cornflake Dreams, a life and style blog about all the dreamy things in life and travels abroad. I had the pleasure of meeting Anna + Emily during the Rendez-Vous New England Event in Boston this past September and I am thrilled to be guest posting on Pearls for Paper!

Today I would love to share with you my favorite family tradition. Every Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter my mom’s side of the family gets together for a large dinner and at the end of the meal we all sign the tablecloth! Each holiday has a separate vintage tablecloth that we use every year. We sign in permanent marker and then a family friend embroiders the signatures in holiday-colored thread. everyone signs their name + the year and kids will draw a small picture. Guests are encouraged to sign and it’s fun to see who has attended the dinners over the years and how our signature has changed. When I lived in Charleston, I included a small palm tree by my signature and I even think the easter tablecloth has “Jillian DiCaprio” somewhere on it from my Titanic days.

 

My friends and I are starting to get together for Thanksgiving every year and I am thinking about starting this tradition with them. It’s a beautiful keepsake that is purposeful and unique!

 

What are your favorite family traditions?

 

xo,

jillian of cornflake dreams

jacin {lovely little details} - 02, Nov, 2011 - 12:58 pm

ooh what a fun idea!!

Lena - 01, Nov, 2011 - 3:47 pm

How amazing-I love this idea!

Laura *You Stir Me* - 01, Nov, 2011 - 3:20 pm

This is the cutest idea ever! A tablecloth guestbook is genius:)

Cassie - 01, Nov, 2011 - 2:36 pm

Gosh what a cool idea!! I love her blog too!!!

Annie - 01, Nov, 2011 - 11:26 am

What a wonderful idea!! I would love to start that tradition with my family!

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