Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thankful Thursdays

Because I have all the free time in the world available to me, I also write another blog called the Thank You Note Project.  I've mentioned it here before, but have decided since November is a month that motivates us to think about our gratitude more than usual, I'm going to dedicate each Thursday on It's Toile Good to sharing the posts of the Thank You Note Project blog over here.  
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The Thank You Note Project is my experiment in living this year more meaningfully, more impactfully, and more appreciatively.  I have set a goal for myself to send one thank you note every day to a person who has touched me in some way.  I truly believe in the power of hand written correspondence and hope to demonstrate its importance to others in though this challenge.  I was raised writing thank you notes and I want to pass on this tradition of thoughtfulness to my children, teaching though my example.  I’m going to document my journey on this blog, and I have no doubt it will challenge and change me in many ways.
Years ago, I was lucky enough to find a career I loved as part of a small team responsible for building up a completely new stationery brand called Expressionery.  There I met my husband and in 2008 I left the corporate world to become a full time Mom.  Combining my Thank You Note Project challenge with my former life as a stationery specialist seemed a natural fit and (squeal and giggle) has agreed to sponsor me in this blogging endeavor, providing the stationery and supplies I’ll need throughout the year to help me achieve my Thank You Note Project goal.

Today's thank you note is coming soon!  I would love to hear what you're feeling thankful for these days!  I rounded up a few crafty ideas on how to keep track of your gratitudes for this month too.  Take a look at these terrific ideas!

Katie's Nesting Spot created this decorative Autumn Leaf Thankful Banner
 Perfect to decorate your home and create a yearly keepsake!
Honeybear Lane made an adorable Thanksgiving Countdown Calendar with her kids that captures four reasons to be thankful each day!
Somewhat Simple created a Thanksgiving Countdown Activity Jar that engages her whole family to think about and act on their thankfulness!
What do you do to count your blessings this month?  I'd love to share your gratitude crafts too!  


1 comment:

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I'm so glad you liked the banner! It really does look lovely and my daughter loves being involved!