Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. ~ 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
But despite what my belly may think, Thanksgiving is about so much more than the food. It's all about giving thanks. And even though I try to have a thankful heart everyday, it's nice to take some extra time out and really be grateful for all that I have. It's a reminder that I need far too often to slow down and just give thanks.
So this year I decided to do a little "giving thanks" craft. Yes, this is something you normally do with children and no, my husband and I don't have any kids. It's for us. Because we too need to remember to be grateful.
We had a lot of scrap cardstock left from our wedding invitations that we made so I just cut each piece with an exacto knife down to 9" each.
After that I was left with a lot of plain squares of paper. (This is where the trusty stamp pad enters the scene)
In order to jazz up the squares, I decided to darken the edges by pressing them onto the stamp pad. Then they laid out to dry.
When it was all finished, I was left with a stack of beautifully darkened squares.
Then all I did was plop the stack next to a glass vase. And wahlaa! Now, each day until Thanksgiving, Justin & I can write on a card one thing we're thankful for and then drop it in the vase. At the end of the month, we'll have a whole stack of blessings to share.
I am really looking forward to doing this each day! So what about you - any thanksgiving crafts going on at your casa? What are you thankful for today?
PS: We had snow this past weekend. I still can't get over having snow before Halloween - craziness.