Friday, November 2, 2012


It's November (WOW!) and I have had the joy of catching some thankfulness posts on Facebook. It's a great theory, to think each day about what you are thankful for. November is a great time to do that, because by the time Thanksgiving comes, you have a whole wonderful list of your heart's happiness!

I spent a good part of the day yesterday pondering how to put the thankfulness challenge into action, I could have jumped aboard the "thankfulness sharing on Facebook train" but I want my family to participate with me, so I was looking for a simple print out that we could calendar our thankfulness. To my surprise I did NOT find what I was looking for, which is rather unusual for the Internet world! I did however, come across a Gratitude Jar, which I thought was both clever and simple. I visited my favorite store (Hobby Lobby!) and picked up a few supplies: A jar, a paint pen, a little hair clip to add some pizzazz and some decorative sheets of paper. Came home with my materials and got to work!

I think it turned out really cute and we have already started filling it. My plan is to leave it out until Thanksgiving, we will write on squares I cut out of the decorative paper and fill the jar with our thankful thoughts and then share with each other on Thanksgiving!

A new tradition may have been born!


  1. love it! I'm gonna copy this for next year...yes I'm going to wait because I am not together enough to have it done this year. :)

  2. I LOVE this! Such a cute idea, and a perfect way to help your children be mindful of their thankfulness as well!

  3. Great idea! I think I will make a gratitude jar aswell!


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