Hello friends! Aly Dosdall here again today. I hope you’ve been enjoying the gratitude projects here on the blog this week. Thankful projects are one of my favorite things to do this time of year! In fact, I have a yearly gratitude project that I’d like to share with you today.
Each year, starting two weeks before Thanksgiving here in the U.S., I start keeping a gratitude journal. I record at least one thing that I’m grateful for in my journal everyday leading up to Thanksgiving. Then on Thanksgiving Day, I read through all of my journal pages and write down my thoughts about the last two weeks. Here’s the cover page for my 15 Days of Gratitude journal for this year.
This year I’m using one of the notebooks from the Typecast Mint paper collection. I love that it has lined paper, and pockets with tags that I can use for memorabilia, photos, and other loose items. I chose not to alter the front cover because I want to keep it in my purse so I can fill it out wherever I am and whenever I have the time, so I don’t want any goodies to get knocked off the front cover. So, I created my cover page inside the notebook.
I love the front cover with the faux leather and rose gold accents. It’s so pretty, and works great for fall.
I plan on handwriting, typing, and adding in small photos with washi tape. The mint Typecast paper collection has plenty of labels, tags, and two paper pads, which are exactly what I need for this project. I’ll be reporting back here on the blog each Thursday for the next two weeks, including Thanksgiving Day to share the pages I’ve completed so far.
Since this is a project I do each year, I thought you might enjoy seeing some inspiration from years past. You can check out my gratitude journal from last year on my blog HERE.
HERE‘s my journal from 2014…
…and HERE‘s my 2013 journal.
The year 2012 was the very first time I did this project, and you can find that journal right HERE.
I hope you’ll play along with me! Your journal doesn’t have to be complicated, or take a lot of time to create. You can keep it simple and just write about your blessings. You can add a few photos, or get really creative. It’s totally up to you. But, I can tell you that doing this project each year has helped me to recognize the positive, good things in my life and that’s alway worth doing. See you next Thursday!