We don't give Winston a blanket, mostly because he would chew it up; but we do indeed have a bedtime ritual with him.
When it's time to go to bed, my husband and I both will get a small handful (ten pieces or so) of kibble, and feed each piece to him one at a time. Then he gets pets and hugs and kisses. Winston sometimes needs a little urging to go into his kennel, but he does it without a fuss (MOST of the time. If he's really energetic he'll run up the stairs and try to hide on the couch. ) Then he goes in, gets a "good night doggy" and he'll lay down and be snoring inside five minutes.