Kayla is here today joining us from the cute blog Exquisite Banana with a really sweet idea for encouraging thankfulness for each other this Thanksgiving. Welcome Kayla!
Hello, all. I am thrilled to be here as a Blognog participant. Thanks so much to sweet Liz for inviting me! I thought long and hard about what I wanted to share and decided to let my anxiety/excitement over hosting my first Thanksgiving inspire me.
I plan to make “Gratitude Books” for my Thanksgiving dinner guests this year, so I picked up petite brown paper journals at the craft store for $2 each and personalized the covers for everyone who will be in attendance:
I left the journals blank inside and will initiate a moment during (or after) dinner when everyone will pass them around the table for others to write a “note of gratitude” in each individual’s book. By the conclusion of the holiday, every guest will have a small keepsake that conveys how and why others are thankful for them. I think it will add a meaningful touch to the day, and serve as a reminder to what Thanksgiving is really all about.
Here’s to love and thankfulness 🙂