Saturday, November 10, 2007

Thanksgiving is soon upon us...

So I bought these books at Target in the dollar spot along with some other goodies in September and finally got to use one of them. Yeah! I made a Thanksgiving book using last years pictures (at least I didn't get lapped a year) and thankful cards.

Last year was the first Thanksgiving we had ever hosted. So we had 12 people crammed in our dinning room along with all the food. I wanted everyone to eat together, so we had to load up our plates in shifts. It was actually pretty comical.

So anyhow, last year I decorated and recycled a vegetable can with a little sign that said "What are you thankful for? Write me a note". I placed pieces of kraft cardstock in it for everyone to write on. I included the cards in the book. I'm pleased with how it turned out and it's really neat to see what people wrote - including my now father in law's note of thankfulness of "teeth that work". Apparently, he was happy for his new dentures....you would have to know him :) Yes, Bill made the big bird last year. He did a great job and it was awesome!

2 comments:

Bev Breisinger said...

OK smartie pants!!! Like you changed your whole setup....what you did an all-nighter??? Ok, I won't harass you anymore about be'in a blog slacker. Cool book...now I need to go to Target more I think!!
See ya next week!! (:0

Scrap for Joy said...

I love my "G" note. Your Thanksgiving book is great and the addition of the hand-written notes makes it even more meaningful. I may have to "borrow" that idea for our family gathering this year. I am grateful for talented, loving friends who can have the best time looking at paper!