Project Gratitude is a gathering of bloggers sharing their family traditions and ways their family shows gratitude during the Thanksgiving season. Almost everyday in November I’ll be featuring a guest blogger and their favorite Thanksgiving time activities. Do you want to join in too? Just take a picture of something you are grateful for as many days as you can in November and post them on social media (facebook, twitter, instagram) and use the hashtag #projectgratitude.
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Thanksgiving is my #2 favorite holiday of the year. Of course Christmas wins because of the music, but Thanksgiving is a very close second in my book.
I love the recipes, traditions and the all around feeling of gratitude that everyone has this time of year. It’s different than Christmas where everyone is thinking about giving, during Thanksgiving, we focus more on the things we already have and feel grateful for them.
“The Lord wants you to have a spirit of gratitude in all you do and say. Live with a spirit of thanksgiving and you will have greater happiness and satisfaction in life. Gratitude will turn your heart to the Lord and help you recognize His influence and blessings in your life. Even in your most difficult times, you can find much to be grateful for. Doing so will strengthen and bless you.”
One way we show gratitude in our family is with a gratitude poster. Members of the family and visitors for that matter can write on the poster or even draw things they are thankful for. It’s so much fun to read what everyone writes.
Here’s what you’ll need to complete the project.
1- 1 Poster board any color that you want (mine is yellow)
2- The free printable supplied by me, printed on cardstock
3- 1 large frame (mine is 18×24, but you can use any size and shape)
4- Glue (I used Elmers glue and a paint brush so there were no globs)
5- Scissors to cut out the printable
6- A bold marker
7- A pen
Start out by cutting out your printable. You can get yours HERE.
Glue it to the middle of the poster board. Take the glass out of the frame and store it in a safe place, we won’t be using it. Remove the cardboard backing from the frame and center it on your poster board. Trace around it. Now cut it out to fit the frame. Add the poster board to the frame and write your family name above the printable and the year below the printable.
Using 3M Velcro strips, hang your frame on the wall. My frame was very light so I cut my strips in half lengthwise to conserve them. Place the poster on your wall.
Be sure to place it in a fun place where your toddler loves to jump off the couch 😉 Ha Ha!
Then use one strip cut in half lengthwise to stick a pen to the wall beside the poster so people can write on the board whenever they pass by.
And you’re done!
Now you and your family can start having fun!
I can’t wait to see the pictures you tag everyday with #projectgratitude! Oh and did I mention, I’m thankful for you? Well I am! Thanks for being here!