Welcome to The Toymaker’s Very Thankful Newsletter!

"Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast. ~William Shakespeare


Thanksgiving People !

"How wonderful it would be if we could help our children and grandchildren to learn thanksgiving at an early age. Thanksgiving opens the doors. It changes a child's personality. A child is resentful, negative—or thankful. Thankful children want to give, they radiate happiness, they draw people." ~ Sir John Templeton


Print these little people to decorate your Thanksgiving table.

Click here to go to the Thanksgiving page.

Click here to go to print the color version of Thanksgiving People

Click here to go to print the Black and White version of Thanksgiving People

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Thank You Leaves

List the things that you are thankful for on these paper leaves.

"Gratitude is the heart's memory." ~ French Proverb


“No longer forward nor behind
I look in hope or fear;
But, grateful, take the good I find,
The best of now and here.
~ John Greenleaf Whittier




Hello and hello!

This month's newsletter goes out to more than eighteen thousand people all over the world... I find this to be somewhat daunting and at the same time amazing.

Thanksgiving is next week so I've been thinking about all the things that I have to be thankful for, my family which is large and warm and a little bit crazy, my friends who make me rich and also the work that I was able to do this year.

How about you? What are you particularly grateful for this November? What parts of your life make you really glad? I hope that there are many!

When you see someone that you are thankful for I hope that you tell them, teachers, nurses, the guy the picks up the trash and the girl that takes your order at the counter. Thank yous are always nice words to say.

Best thoughts,


"O terque quaterque beatum”
We are three or four times blessed.






"Forever on Thanksgiving Day
The heart will find the pathway home."
~Wilbur D. Nesbit



Obsessive Paper Cutting! My favorite Vet! Stick Bugs!

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And do say hello! I’d love to hear from you!



"Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: it must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all." ~ William Faulkner



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"Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods."

~ Aristotle