Thanksgiving is filled with tradition. The foods we eat, the prayers we say, the time we take to express our gratitude. Add in lush autumnal colors, and the love of family and friends, and our layouts will nearly make themselves.
But in case you need a little push in the right direction, we have a few layouts to help you get started.
Let's begin with a gorgeous layout from Christa.
How many of you were relegated to the kiddie table as wee ones? Do you remember the transition to the big table? Christa's layout captures the moment for her daughter helping her to remember how it felt. What a truly great idea.
Diane put together a wonderful layout itemizing the toasts of the season. The number paper adds a feeling of counting to help support the title, Count Your Blessings.
To recreate a picture like this for your own book, pull out your tripod or set your camera on a counter and set the timer. Chances are you will get some great grins as people start to laugh as you hold your glasses still and raised and your arms begin to shake waiting for the timer to go!!
Next we have two layouts from Diane, both capturing her gratitudes for the season.
From these layouts we see how fall photos are fantastic for thankful layouts, too. There is no rule that you need to use pictures from the meal! And using envelopes with hidden journaling means you can be honest and heartfelt without worrying that others might read it.
Now, let's talk turkey!! Knowing all the hours that you spend on your turkey, and your decorating, don't forget to take some photos and create some ambiance layouts, too!
Snapping photos of the table, the place settings, and the centerpieces, Marnie used a two page layout to fit them all on one layout.
If you can refrain from diving in immediately, it can be fun to have some photos of the food. Not only did Marnie snap photos of the food spread, but also her plate filled (and her festive drink in a red can!!). (This doesn't always happen--sometimes hungry tummies forget to take a picture first!) Again using a two page design, Marnie kept all the photos trimmed to the same size for ease of use, and ease of viewing.
Mmm. Are you getting hungry? We are! Bring on the tryptophan stupor! We are ready!!
And if you want to start putting layouts together, it's never too early! Remember a few months ago, when Marnie got her seasonal layouts together? Here is a reminder of her Thanksgiving layout ready and waiting for photos.
If you would like to use this as a basis for a layout of your own, here is a basic sketch.
And you may download a layered template here.
We hope that you are looking forward to your holiday! Only nine more days 'til turkey!! Thank you for stopping by--we look forward to seeing tomorrow!