I love the concept of documenting a daily gratitude during the month of November. There are so many things to be thankful for each day... I thought about this a lot when my friend Elise from Feed Your Craft announced her #mythankful30 project last year. She shared a list of prompts and I tried to document something each day that I was thankful for. However, the project quickly became too big for me to keep up with and I fell off the bandwagon after only 14 days. Of course, I was still able to find something I was thankful for each day as the month went on, but I just couldn't find the time to document it with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season plus December Daily taking over.
So this year, when I began to consider how I wanted to document my gratitude, I really wanted to create as much of my project ahead of time to allow myself space to finish the project this time around.
I decided first to document the things that popped into my mind immediately. I began a Google doc and just started typing. Before long, I had a list of sixteen things I was grateful for, each with their own little paragraph. I smiled. That was a start!
Instead of documenting something each day, I decided to take the pressure off myself and use what I had already typed as a basis for my project. That way, when I wanted to fill gaps, I could refer to Elise's prompt list as inspiration.
I began printing my list of gratitudes on my home printer on heavy weight card stock. I then folded them in half and scored down the center. I layered my pages and used a kraft paper card stock for the cover. I used my brand new Cricut Explore Air 2 to cut a leaf in the bottom corner.