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Family Gratitude Journal

 I don't know if anyone else feels this same way, but I feel like October flew by in a blink of an eye! I seriously can't believe that November starts this week which means Thanksgiving is not far away!  

As we all know with Thanksgiving brings lots of thoughts of being Thankful! This upcoming month I want to do a Family Gratitude Journal. Where we all take a minute each day and write down a few things that we are thankful for. I really want to get my 4 year old daughter involved in this as well so she can see that there are many things in life that we sometimes take for granted that we need to be grateful for. 

Here is what I did to make our Family Gratitude Journal:

A few weeks ago I bought a composition notebook at Walmart for .50 cents! It was on clearance after all the school items were out. 

Of course, I had to decorate it and make it all cute! So I got some scrapbook paper and measured it from the black strip on the binding to the edge of the book. I cut it out and used a glue stick to glue it on to the book.

Then I took an exacto knife and cut the paper around the corners of the notebook since they are rounded. I used the back of my Cricut Mat to cut on.

Next I added some embellishments to the front of the notebook.
I made a Paper Pinwheel Flower that you can see HERE how to make. I also added gems to the center of the flower.
I typed up on the computer and printed out the Gratitude Journal sign.
I hot glued or used a glue stick to put everything on it.

I love how it turned out and can't wait to get started writing in our Family Journal!

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  1. What a great idea! That looks so cute!

  2. GREAT idea!! Very much like our Thankful Acorn.....I just did a post about it last week. You will be so happy you started this!
    Here is my post......

  3. This is just perfect Jill. My family does a 'what we're grateful for' at every dinner time and I'd love to record these things as a reminder. I'm onto it.

    Anne xx

  4. Cute! I just decorated a few of these for my nieces, and I'll be putting them on the blog next week! Great minds... :)

  5. Beautiful! I love Thanksgiving and gratitude journals! Such a great reminder of the reason we celebrate! Thanks for linking up to the Keep Calm and Link Up! Hope to see you back next week!

  6. It turned out so pretty! you are so right. It is so important to keep track of our blessings... Makes for a happy family! Good for you, Mom!

    Happy Thanksgiving ~ Crystelle

    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! You are to sweet. It has been fun to write them down!

  7. That looks great - I may make a flower too now.
    Have fun with your process of getting it all into your journal.

  8. This would be a great tradition to start! I would love to have you come share some of your great ideas at the link party on ‘Or so she says…' There’s one going on right now (and every Saturday – Tuesday). We’ve also got a fun “Favorite Things” giveaway going on right now. Hope to see you there!

  9. Super cute! Love the pinwheel! And the journal is a great idea. We do a thankful turkey. It's great to get the whole family involved!


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