Gratitude is not just for Thanksgiving. It is important to have a heart of gratitude all year long and in this short tutorial, I'm going to show you how to put together a small Gratitude Album that is perfect for documenting some of the blessings in your life for which you are grateful.
There are so many things in my life that I can be thankful for. I was born to a wonderful family, married a Godly man, and was blessed with four great kids. My husband and I both have jobs, a house, food in our pantry and cars in our driveway. The fact that we have a checking account and a refrigerator makes us among the wealthiest people in the world (P.S. if you are reading this, you are probably in that statistic as well…unless you have a computer but not a refrigerator… I guess it's possible).
More than that, I have been bought with the blood of Christ. I was rescued from the death I deserved and was given the gift of salvation. For that alone, I must give gratitude and glory. That alone is enough.
“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
So, I'm going to write out the things I am thankful for this week as I prepare for the upcoming holiday season. I've taken a few supplies and created a small gratitude tag album that I can keep with me over this season and beyond. In it, I plan to write scripture and list my blessings. I will read it often and add to it when I'm feeling pitiful. I will allow it to become a reminder that I have all I need. Because I have Christ.
Supplies Used for Gratitude Tag Album
- Packet of Note Cards. I used a packet from the Dollar Store in the video below and I'm linking you up to some from Amazon that are pretty universal, but you can use anything you have! Seriously.
I'm also including a set of two FREE JOURNAL CARDS that you can print and use for this project! Easy Peasy.
- Piercing Tool. Mine is from We R Memory Keepers and it's a brad setter as well. I love it and truly use it all the time. It's totally worth the $5 it costs. You can use the tip of fine scissors or a steak knife as well… or even a straight or safety pin. Easy.
- Corner Rounder. By Becky Higgins. Optional but super cool.
- Brads. Like from anywhere. Yep, just plain old brads. (P.S. these can also be purchased at the Dollar Store)
See, I told you that was easy! Now, it's your turn. Print your free cards, or grab some paper and get busy. It'll only take a few minutes and will be a blessing to you as we slide into Thanksgiving on our way to Advent. Don't let this time of turkeys and family become a nothing more than a precursor to Christmas (*conviction alert for me*). Let it be a time to reflect on all that our Lord is, all that he has done on the Cross, and all that he has given us despite our unworthiness.
And if you need a bit more guidance, consider the 12 Days of Gratitude Workshop. You can start at any time and will get daily prompts to help you document your gratitude! Perfect for any time of the year.