So I suppose it's no surprise that when we looked at our TruTru Animals line, we found the turkey just missing. Five short months and about a hundred emails to the designer later, and he's finally arrived.
We designed him as an improvement on a game we play at Thanksgiving: make feathers out of construction paper & popsicle sticks, poke them in a flowerpot that's had a turkey head and wings glued on, everyone secretly writes what they're thankful for on the feathers throughout the day, and we take turns reading a feather's thankfulness message and guessing who wrote it during dinner. Great game - something to do while waiting for everything to cook, none of those high-pressure moments at the table when it is your turn to say what you're thankful for - but how to hold on to those thankful thoughts? What do you really do with a pile of popsicle stick feathers?
Enter the new TruTru Turkey. His back feathers are individual pieces where all of those thoughts of thankfulness can be written. We'll be each making a turkey, and putting our feathers in a bowl before dinner to keep the game going. After everyone's messages are matched, we'll glue the feathers onto our turkeys. Best part? Ok, there are two:
- This turkey is way cuter than any flower pot we ever managed to convert into a turkey.
- You can keep the whole turkey, thankful thoughts and all, to decorate and remember next year!