Today I wanted to share this Thanksgiving scrapbook page I finished recently. As you can see it has a lot of the fun traditional Thanksgiving goodies on it.
There's a "thankful" title, turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry, and even pumpkin pie! Lol Love the dimensional Jolee stickers!! I used this pretty Fall looking floral background scrapbook paper. I then used my circle cutters to cut out different shaped circles and even some of the rings left from cutting out the circles...like the layering it gives.
I'm not sure what photo I want to "officially" use yet on this page for when I use it in my album. But I put this older photo of my son and daughter had taken in the Autumn years ago. I had used it in my Christmas card that year (probably 5 years ago now already!) But you can see below it I added a unique touch as well it the envelope.
I liked the idea of using this envelope and cardstock "letter" that could be used to write thankful thoughts and other memory journaling. Or I think it would be really neat to have everyone in the family write something they're thankful for on it and it would be a great keepsake too. So I cut cardstock to fit the envelope and then embellished with a Fall leaf sticker. Then I used ribbon to easily open and close it.
I think a project like this would be equally lovely framed and used that way and not in a scrapbook. It could be put in a frame that could sit on the table (or hang on the wall) and could be used each Thanksgiving. Just put a new piece of cardstock to write what everyone is thankful for each year. It would be fun to pull it out each year and look back at what was written down the previous year. Wouldn't that be a lovely yearly tradition?
I just wanted to end this post by saying how thankful I am for you, my wonderful blogland friends! Your comments on my post yesterday blew me away. When I have time later I will be commenting individually, but I just need to say how much it meant to me that you would share such supportive comforting words and thoughts with me. Several even shared your own experiences with Alzheimer's disease...and your reassurance in letting me know our family is far from alone going through something like this meant so much to me! I send you all warm hugs, and again deepest thanks. You moved me deeply.