I started this back when my kids were 4…

“I am thankful for Rainbows, my dog and daddy” Emily wrote…
” I am thankful for basketball”….was what Conner wrote…
Every year we break out the Thanksgiving Journal—and make a few entries
It is just a spiral bound scrapbook type of journal..with heavy card stock pages. The kids do what they want on the page–sometimes creating more than one. I keep it out from Nov. 1 till Thanksgiving–so when the mood strikes—have at it!
It is my most favorite time of the year—reflection on those things we tend to take for granted–like being able to play basketball whenever we want…and for rainbows….And mostly, thankful for each other ;)


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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Love this idea! In general, we all could use a little more time reflecting on what is good with our lives and the world. Great thing to pass on to your children. Maybe starting a new tradition at my house this year!! ;)

  2. Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors

    Awesome idea. My daughter had to make a list of things she's thankful for at school and I was so impressed. She listed about 30 different things that I never knew she thought about. This will be great to look back on in 10 years.

  3. Great idea!

  4. How sweet! Thank you for sharing this, we'll be starting a journal in our home this year! :)

  5. what a great idea! And such a fabulous thing to have and look back on when the kids are older.

    Thanks for linking up to my party again! :)

  6. Love this idea!!! I'm going to go get the book tomorrow! By the way, I finished the kids portraits and they look awesome! They are hanging proudly in my hall way. You have to come see! I love all your ideas!

  7. What a great idea……I love it :-)

  8. I love that that this is an ongoing project. What a great keepsake!

  9. WOW! This is absolutely fabulous! Do you keep the same journal and add to it every year? I love that–so the kids can look back and see what they wrote last year. I definitely would love to do this! Thanks for linking up to my Thanksgiving feast! Enjoy your weekend!


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