Hi there! I'm Amy Kingsford and I'm excited to be here Thanksgiving Week sharing creative ways to express, reflect on and celebrate gratitude.
As a scrapbooker, I get to relive some of my most cherished memories as I retell their stories in my pages. And as I sit down to record these memories, I hold the photographic evidence in my hands of so many of the things I have to be grateful for including a wonderful and supportive husband and two beautiful boys who fill my life with love and laughter.
What are you grateful for...and how do you celebrate your gratitude in your scrapbook pages?
Thanksgiving can be the perfect time to reflect on your gratitude in your pages...after all that is the spirit of the holiday, right?!
In Jennifer Larson's page, "Thankful 2011" she's commemorated their 2011Thanksgiving with a photo of her family at their annual Turkey Day 5K and listed what each of her family members was thankful for.
And though Laura O'Donnell's page "Thanksgiving 2010" may appear to be more about Thanksgiving, its story is definitely one of gratitude.
Francine Clouden recorded a short but thoughtful list of personal gratitudes on her page "Thankful."
But Thanksgiving isn't the only time we can be inspired to capture gratitude in our scrapbooking...
In my page "Thankful For You," there was just something about this photo of my brother and sister-in-law and the way they were looking at one another that just spoke volumes of gratitude. Not just a look of love but something even deeper.
In Sue Althouse's page "He Folds His Socks..." she expresses gratitude to her husband for the little things he does that she doesn't like to do.
And in this page Kate Christensen has captured a whole year's worth of gratitude, broken down by family member.
I hope what you've taken away from these beautiful layouts of gratitude is that it's never too late to express your gratitude...in your thoughts, in your words, in your actions or in your scrapbook pages.
I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving Holiday!