Like all of you, I want my little pilgrims to feel grateful for the good in our lives, so I always keep an eye out for new ways to encourage a spirit of thankfulness in our household. This little family bookmaking project is my new favorite appreciation activity.
When I came across these thankful posters on All for the Boys, I was inspired to do the same thing in book form. This way we can use it all season and then add to it every November.
The plan is very straightforward: When anyone in the family thinks of something they’re grateful for, they write it and/or draw it on a new page, write their name, and add it to the book. It’s part holiday tradition and part grateful journal.
It’s hard to tell, but in case you’re wondering the added embellishment on the cover is my littlest one’s fingerprint turkey. I adore those little fingerprints!
What I love most about this project is that it will be fun to see how the *things* my boys are most thankful for will probably change over the years. It’s a little Appreciation 101 for now, and a special seasonal family keepsake that grows over the years.
We already have a “grateful list” in our family list book, so we’re just using this idea for Thanksgiving. It would make an equally fabulous year round project as well!
Do you do something like this? I’d love to hear about your favorite Thanksgiving tradition.