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How To Make A Thanksgiving Scrapbook

Nov 9, 2007
Thanksgiving Day is a very special day when friends and families can get together and remember all the wonderful things that they can be thankful for. It is a time when we look back and reflect at life's precious gifts. Whether you are young or old, there is always something that you are thankful for. Take a moment to look back and count all the blessings sent your way and start listing them.

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to make a family scrapbook where everyone in the family gets a chance to contribute a page to the family scrapbook. Take some time to plan your Thanksgiving Scrapbook. Plan on whom you wish to contribute to this project. Before hand, perhaps, you can give them a guideline question like: "What are you most thankful for this year?" You can ask them to contribute pictures that will go on their page. And of course, they will have to journal about the picture.

Making a scrapbook album is a great way to display our thoughts. The scrapbook album can be simple or it can be elaborate. We can write poems or just journal our inner most feelings. Once completed, the family scrapbook can be passed around and read by each member of the family during our Thanksgiving celebration.

Here are some ideas in completing a Thanksgiving Family Scrapbook.

- Take photos of things and people that your family are thankful for.

- Make sure to journal about the photos. Why are you thankful? It will be great to look back at in time. Have the children journal with their own penmanship. If they are too little, you can interview them and write it for them. You do not have to make journaling difficult. Simply write what you feel using your own words.

- You could decorate the scrapbook pages with fall colors like orange, brown, red, purple and green.

- Use stickers that are appropriate to the theme like fall leaves, cornucopias and turkeys.

- You can even take pictures of your Thanksgiving feast preparation. Take photos of people cooking and preparing for the feast. You can include the recipes in your journaling.

- Take photos of the Thanksgiving table and decorations. If the children have made Thanksgiving projects in school, take a photo of them holding their project.

- The album does not have to be big. You can start with a smaller 55 album if you do not have enough photos. Of course, if you have lots of pictures, you may opt for a bigger scrapbook album.

- Once completed, make sure to place page protectors on your album pages to protect your scrapbook albums from sticky fingers.

You could make this into a yearly tradition. It would be nice to look back and see how many things we are thankful for. It will be a great conversation starter for your next Thanksgiving celebration. Once this has become a family tradition, each contributor to the scrapbook album project will surely look forward to what they will contribute each year.
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Marie Ynami is a work at home mom who loves to craft. She shares her favorite craft ideas at http://www.craftandhobbysite.com/crafts
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