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10 Ways to Include Thankful Journaling on Your Scrapbook Layouts

Try these different journaling promts and ideas to document what you are thankful for on your scrapbook layouts.




It's that time of year when we often get together with our families, eat some amazing food, and celebrate the things we are thankful for.


What better way could there be to document what we are thankful for than through our scrapbooks and journaling? Here are 10 ways you can include thankful journaling on your scrapbook layouts.


1. Make a list of all the things you are thankful for.


You can focus on a over-all list or get more specific with things like foods, people, places, books, movies, experiences, etc.


2. Write a thank you letter to someone important to you.


It can be someone from the past or present.


3. Have everyone in your family tell you what they are thankful for.


You can even make up cute little journaling cards that they fill in themselves. Then you not only capture their words, but their handwriting as well.


4. Write about what you are thankful for most about a person close to you.


Go beyond just the statement of "I am thankful for (person) because..." Give more depth to your thoughts by explaining your feelings about this person and why you feel that way.


5. Write about what being thankful/grateful means to you.





6. Have your kids tell you what they are thankful for most about you.


7. Have any pets? Write from their perspective and what you think they would be thankful for.


8. Make a fun timeline that follows a day in your life and the things you are thankful for.


For example:


6:00 a.m. - I am thankful for the coffee turns me into a functioning human being.

7:00 a.m. - I am thankful for no rain at the school bus stop.

8:00 a.m. - I am thankful for a quiet house.


Make a point at each hour of your day to think about something that you were thankful for during the last hour.


9. Use the thankful approach to tell a story.


Focus on something specific in your photos that you are thankful for.


"I am thankful that Drew and Jackson get along so well."

Paired with photos of my boys laughing together.


"I am thankful that my boys have their fun Aunt Stacey in their lives."

Paired with photos of Drew and Jackson with their Aunt Stacey.


"I am thankful for BJJ and how it has changed our lives."

Paired with photos of us all doing jiu-jitsu.


10. Think of different stages in your life. What lessons are you thankful you learned?


As a child? As a teenager? As a young adult? In your 30s? 40s? 50s?


Got anymore thankful journaling ideas? Share them in the comments!



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