There were so many great things in the box, that you could use to decorate it. Paint and a tray and even ideas of what to do. It was beautiful just by itself, but will look even better when we have time to make it personal! The quality of all of the products were amazing and it’s definitely something that I would recommend getting for even someone’s wedding gift, or when a new baby arrives. It would be perfect to showcase a certain event and then be used by the family at special occasions, etc.
We also received the Table Thyme Discussion Cards which were amazing. It’s like a daily calendar, that you flip each day and have a new question to ask to get the family talking. At dinner each night, our family usually reads a devotion to see how the Lord is working in our lives, and these Table Thyme Discussion Cards add a bit to that. Before dinner, we flip the page, and see which question we should ask, and then like all of the others, it ends in “WHY?” to get the conversation flowing. With our teenage son, who usually only talks about gigabits and hard drive repair, it’s nice to have some conversation that we can all understand! 🙂 Being able to just talk to each other, and spend time as a family is SO IMPORTANT, and something that gets pushed aside in today’s world. The Table Thyme Discussion Cards really help draw all of us together and just get an idea of what we’re thinking, how we feel, and the ability to understand each other a bit more. With a 16 year old boy in the family – that’s a miracle!
I would definitely recommend both of these products for any family that wants to grow closer, or find ways of just making the conversation last longer. Perfect gift ideas for the holidays and all year long!
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About the Family Honor Plate:
Step #1 MOM AND DAD – BE THE EXAMPLE. BE THE ROLE-MODEL: The virtues are listed in the center of the plate for mom and dad to use as their anchor, their moral compass to guide them in how they need to show up for and to their children. This is how our children learn what character (Christ’s Character) is, what it looks like, what it feels like. Our children are watching us and learning from us.
Step #2 BE ON THE LOOKOUT: Look for the good choices and attitude your kids/spouse are making and showing throughout the day. Track it back to the virtues and character it shows.
Step #3 CELEBRATE THEIR CHARACTER: Turn dinnertime into a celebration when you catch someone making good choices and showing good character and present their meal on the FAMILY HONOR PLATE. This is when you:
· Talk about the choices they made and the virtues and character that it showed (Be specific).
· Talk about how they made everyone involved feel and the impact they had on people and how that is POWERFUL and BEAUTIFUL.
About the Table Thyme Discussion Cards:
Every question is followed up with “Why?” to take everyone’s answers to a deeper more intimate level. That’s where the magic is and the real conversation starts. So now when even a simple question such as…”What is your favorite dessert?” for example, rather than someone answering “Apple Pie” and then moving on to the next person, the whole family gets to walk down memory lane because it reminds them of Grandma Smith who always made apple pies with them when they came to visit.” Her house always smelled of fresh baked pies and she gave the best hugs when we walked in the door.”
Communication is the key to connecting, building and maintaining healthy relationships. When we are raise our children to be confident in their ability to communicate with others and get their point across, situations are less stressful and they have better outcomes.
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