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?
jillian of cornflake dreams