Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A new Thanksgiving dinner tradition (book of thanks)

I am so excited about starting this book of thanks this year!  
This awesome idea originally came from eighteen25.  


Every year on Thanksgiving, we will take a group picture with those we are celebrating Thanksgiving dinner.  We will each write what we are thankful for on the same page.  I love that this will become a precious family keepsake.
  


I made this book using my binding machine.
It's filled with 30 cardstock pages, enough to last 30 years.


The front page is filled with sentiments of gratitude found courtesy of Pinterest.

Last year we started a gratitude countdown that worked so well for us we will still do it this year.
  

We did this one each day of November during dinner.  The ladybug really loved doing this.  You can find more about this HERE.  It surprised me that she got more excited over this than the October candy countdown!  It was a pleasant surprise!

I love finding new holiday traditions.  If you have any you'd like to share, comment below, or come link it up at the Craft Catwalk.


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8 comments:

Marilyn said...

What a sweet idea..I love it :)) I found ya over at craftomaniac linky party and had to stop in. I'm Marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com ..Officially following ya with smiles..Great blog..Hope you can stop in and visit sometime..Ty :))

Mayra Rivera said...

love these ideas!!

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is such a wonderful idea and a way to make a treasured family keepsake.

Light Trigger said...

what a cool idea to keep some memories plus being grateful!

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D.E. said...

Lovely idea. Blessings, DE

Karen said...

What a lovely idea! We don't have thanksgiving in Australia, but I wish we did:) God bless x

Holly Lefevre said...

This is a fabulous idea...we are usually alone on Thanksgiving so it would be great to do this and spend some time thinking about wall we have to be thankful for.

Sassy Sites! said...

I LOVE new traditions! I think this is a fabulous idea!! Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites FFA party! Have a wonderful Halloween weekend! XOXO!!

Marni @ Sassy Sites!

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