DIY Tree Poster with Sticky Note Leaves


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Carole Lehn

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Carole Lehn


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About ThankfulTree

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Inspiring Thankfulness

I created the Thankful Tree to help you inspire thankfulness in your family and friends. As they fill the tree by writing the things they are thankful for on leaf-shaped sticky notes, you will create lasting traditions and add deeper meaning to your special occasions.

The original Thankful Tree was homemade - 6 feet tall and made of cardboard and fabric. Each year around November 1st I would tape the tree to our deck door, then trace and cut each leaf out of colorful paper. My family loved writing the things they were thankful for on the leaves and taping them around the tree. They loved sharing the tree with friends who stopped by after school and watching the tree take shape and grow as we added all the things we were thankful for. But I didn’t love cutting out all those leaves!

My family has enjoyed this tradition so much that I wanted to make the Thankful Tree available for other families and groups to express their thankfulness. It had to be beautiful, easy to use, and strong enough to last year after year. It had to include everything you need to start this tradition in your own home or classroom, so you are free to spend your precious time where it really matters –inspiring thankfulness and making memories.

After creating several versions of the tree poster, I enlisted the help of a childhood friend to perfect the design. I worked with a local printing company to find the right combination of heavy-duty plastic and specialty inks for the poster. The sticky note leaf artwork resulted from a collaboration with the artists at the note printer.

My hope is that you and your friends and family will look forward to filling the Thankful Tree year after year as you make lasting memories together. Look for other new products that will help you add deeper meaning to your special occasions, coming soon!

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  • Carole Lehn

    Owner, Designer

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  • Printing Service

    Stillwater, MN

    This printing partner specializes in high quality, unusual products, signage and displays. They screen printed the Thankful Tree poster on heavy-duty polyester plastic using silicon-free ink, making it personalizable with a dry erase marker.

  • printing service

    Nashville, TN

    This printing partner is an expert in sticky note design and printing. They were able to print just the look I wanted for these high quality sticky notes.

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