I’m so excited to share this project with you! Here’s a little background on it: one of my goals this year is to focus on the good and positive things in my life, to count my blessings. I decided that November would be the perfect time to keep a gratitude journal to not only focus on my blessings, but to record them as well.
Here’s how it works: starting this Thursday, November 8th I’ll write down five things I’m grateful for each day until Thanksgiving Day (Thurs, Nov 22nd). On the last day I will also write down my feelings, thoughts, and experiences during this project–maybe how my perspective changed, or anything I noticed in my outlook on life while recording my blessings. Maybe I’ll even write something about our Thanksgiving Day.
For my journal covers I used a vintage chapter book that I got at a thrift store for 50 cents, and I removed the inside pages. If you’re interested in learning how I created the journal itself you can visit the Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine blog where this project is featured today.
I selected papers, journaling cards, and embellishments from my stash that complimented the vintage feel I was going for, and I included various envelopes, pockets, and glassine bags for memorabilia. Each page also has room for my journaling and a photo(s) if I feel like I need to take one to tell my story. The pages also stand alone just fine in case I don’t need a photo for that day. I used the new We R Memory Keepers Bracket Tab Punch and Stickers to mark each day, and my Cinch machine to bind it all together.
Take a look at the inside pages: