1. a gratitude journal
probably the easiest and simplest way to keep a record of all that you are thankful for. you need a little notebook and a pen. try and write something everyday, or every chance you get. you'll be surprised how quickly it fills up. i used a moleskine kraft journal. i glued pieces of scrapbook paper on top and added the word "gratitudes" on the side. i use mine to keep gratitude quotes as well.
2. be thankful box
i made this one year that i was feeling very crafty. i bought the box from michael's. then i painted, stamped and covered it with scrapbooking paper. you could just as easily use a simple pre-decorated box or even a jar.
i also made this tag book and put a picture of each of us. on the back i wrote what each person was thankful for that year. my goal was to do this every year and thus fill the box, but i moved on to other projects so this is the only book in the box right now. i'll have to think of other things to fill it with.
3. a gratitude album
i loved this idea from cathy zielske. last year i printed these simple thank you cards and placed them at each person's place setting. then everyone wrote what they were thankful for on it. i also took a picture of each person at dinner. i printed the photos and place it on the empty space to the left and slipped them into a 4x6 photo album. so simple.
4. gratitude poster
|photo from becky higgins|
5. thankful tree
i love this. and what a cute home decor item. imagine having this at the dinner table on thanksgiving. your guests can each write something on a leaf. don't tell but i'm thinking of giving this as a gift to our thanksgiving dinner hosts this year. i think they'll love it, don't you?
i hope i gave you some inspiration in case you were interested in doing a gratitude project.
have a great weekend.