Thankful Journal

By Holly - 11/02/2011 04:18:00 PM

Welcome November!

I have to admit, like a lot of the rest of the world, especially the retail sector, when November 1 hits, my mind goes from Halloween into Christmas mode. I usually get out the decorations, start searching itunes for some new Christmas music and start my shopping.

However, this year, I wanted to really let the Thanksgiving holiday appear. This is made expoentially easier, since our Christmas decorations are hiding in my parents garage. We've still got our pumpkins around and to get myself into this holiday, I made a Thankful Journal.

At our local craft store, they have a bunch of bins full of blank notebooks, in all different styles.
I grabbed this one, because it comes with a little pen and snaps closed, so the pages won't get messed up if I put it in my purse.

I covered the outside with patterned paper , layered a couple more smaller pieces, and added some letters and a few embellishments. Since I knew I would be carrying this around, I covered my letters in Glossy Accents adhesive, to make sure they were on there, as well as adding a 3 demensional feel to them.

I stamped each page with the date, numbered from 1-30.
Originally I was planned to just do a list of 5 things I'm thankful for each day, but after I looked at my list yesterday, I added a little blurb about my day, which kind of explains why I chose those items.

Like Today, I'm not feeling very good, so on my list is :
  • Modern Medicine
  • Sweatshirts + Yoga Pants
  • Snuggling with Zoe
  • Smart Phones
  • Laptop
I have quite a few extra pages, so I'm going to try and ask Zoe what's she's thankful for throughout the month as well.

How do you celebrate the Thanksgiving season?

Holly & Co.

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