In 2009, scrapbooker Cathy Zielske created an annual tradition she called 30 Days of Thankful: document your gratitude for 30 days.
So I’m making a mashup of Cathy’s 30 Days of Thankful project and Ann’s One Thousand Gifts challenge. Here’s a glimpse into my 30 Days of Thanks mini book:
30 Days of Thanks Mini Book
I made a mini book to write 1000 things I’m thankful for during the month of November. I’m planning to use a basic date stamp to start each day and hand-write my lists onto the kraft cardstock. If I miss a day I will simply carry on.
For this mini book, I paired 4×6 photos and 4×6 kraft cardstock. I used a desktop hole punch to make two holes in each page, after taping each photo to a piece of cardstock with my fancy new tape runner (it’s like white out correction tape, only it’s clear and sticky). I used 1-inch book rings.
I designed the title page (30 Days of Thanks) in Indesign, and printed it with the rest of the photos at Costco.
I used some of my favourite fall photos (taken with my Canon 5D) to pair with my handwritten list of things I’m thankful for. Here is a small sampling of the photos I printed for this project (the full book includes 38 pages, since I’m not sure how many pages I will need). See the photos I included in this mini book.
It’s hard to tell in the following photo, but I trimmed a piece of clear plastic for the cover (it’s a Tim Holtz clear frosted sheet, and it’s awesome!)
Have you ever used a gratitude journal? Or tried Ann Voskamps’ One Thousand Gifts challenge?
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