Posts Tagged ‘thanksgiving’
Alexandra has whipped up another gorgeous mini book using my printable journaling cards. She always makes them look a lot better than they really are
But wait, there’s more.
Alexandra also included step by step instructions on her post, so you can also make this beautiful Thanksgiving mini.
So in the spirit of Thanksgiving – THANK A BUNCH ALEXANDRA!
In the spirit of Thanksgiving which is celebrated here this Thursday I want to share a set of printable thank you cards (for personal use only).
To download it simply click on the image (or the link) and if it doesn’t work try to right-click on it and opt for the “save target as…” option (it may be phrased a bit differently on different operating systems – but do NOT opt for the “save image as” option, as you will get the low resolution tiny preview image).
This print, cut and fold cards are perfect for last minute thanks giving… (please excuse my dorky pun). As a quick reminder, cut lengthwise at 4¼” and fold each piece in half.
I hope you like it and make use of the cards by spreading your love and letting people know you appreciate them.
Will you be giving thank you cards in the spirit of the holiday? Please leave a comment and share.
Thanksgiving Day is quickly approaching and I thought that a great way to give thanks is to collect all the things and all the people we are grateful for and write about them in a mini journal.
This Giving Thanks journal is what I came up with. It is 4″ by 6″ so it fits perfectly with 4″ by 6″ standard size photos and therefore quick and easy to put together.
I made the journal kit for you and created a video showing you how to put the journal together – in REAL TIME. You wouldn’t believe how easy it is to make.
Feel free to use it as many times you need, for personal use only and don’t forget to link back here, if you show your project online
The Journal Kit
To download each of the journal pages – right click on the link below and opt for “save target as”:
- Cover page. [Print once on 4" by 6" piece of cardstock]
- Insert page. [Print as many time as you want, on 4" by 6" paper. You can also use the backside of your photos to print on]
- Cardstock – to print the journal pages on. You can also use patterned paper or the back side of your photos for the inner pages. Each sheet of 12″ by 12″ patterned paper yields 6 pieces of 4″ by 6″ paper.
- Cover pieces – I used 4″ by 6″ transparency and 4″ by 6″ piece of chipboard.
- Hole punch
- Small binding rings (or ribbon, twine, etc.)
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Step by Step Instructions
- Print the journal pages. You need 1 cover page and as many inserts as you please. It is simpler to first cut all the pages to 4″ by 6″ and then use them with your printer, the same way you would use photo paper.
- Punch all the punching holes by aligning the black punching marks with your hole punch. Make sure both the mark and the hole punched are centered together – then punch.
- To punch the chipboard piece (and your insert photos) align any of the punched pages with the chipboard piece and mark all the holes with a pencil. Then repeat the previous step with the chipboard.
- Put together all your pages and bind with the binding rings.
What are you thankful for this year?
I have a million things to be thankful for. My family. My friends. My health. My readers. My life style. My adventures. My education. My opportunities. My dream coming true. I have so many things to be grateful for that I don’t even know where to begin.
Each item I add to the list brings happiness and joy and warms my heart. Names come up and places I have been at. Delicatessens I have tried. Sweet memories.
The thing is that when I try to come up with a list so many things flood my brain and my heart at the same time. Smile after smile, and at times – some tears, accompany all the great things I appreciate having or having had in my life this year and in general.
It’s a good thing. Don’t get me wrong. I am GRATEFUL.
But I want to give each item on my list the attention it deserves. So no list for me this year. I am trying to concentrate on one thing I am most grateful for.
Without further ado, if you are with me on that, concentrate on one person or one thing you are most thankful for this year and write down why.
Who or what are you most thankful for this year? Share your gratitude by leaving a comment on this post.
A week before American Thanksgiving lets try to remember together the kind strangers in our lives and give them thanks.
Think about all the faceless people around you. People you have seen once, never before and probably never again.
Think about the person who stood before you inline and after one glance at your stressed expression, or nagging child, gave you his place in the queue.
Think about the person who made you smile while you were upset, without even knowing.
It doesn’t have to be a recent encounter, either. It can be a person you had stumbled upon long ago but you can still remember his random act of kindness or the lesson you have learned from him while your lives had briefly brushed against each other’s.
Now, open your journal and write.
Document your chance meeting and what you have gotten out of it. Write down how the stranger has enriched you, even if just momentarily and express your sincere gratitude.
Start a gratitude journal and register these random acts of kindness regularly. Don’t constrain your thanks giving to your near environment, remember the strangers in your life too.
After all, every one we come across makes a dent in our life, leaves an impression and these accumulated marks are part of what makes us ourselves.
Which stranger would you like to thank and why, participate in the discussion by leaving a comment on this post.