I haven't been much into decorating for fall this year...I guess I'm just too excited for it to be over and CHRISTMAS to be here! I can't wait to start decorating for Christmas... untangling the lights to the sound of Jingle Bells blaring over the radio while the fragrance of cinnamon and cloves steeping in freshly brewed apple cider weaves through the air....mmmmmm. Now, that inspires me! I've caught myself thinking "Why can't we just skip Thanksgiving? Why do we have to wait to put up Christmas decorations until after the last slice of turkey has been scraped off the plate?" Well, I immediately realized what a ridiculous thought that was! Thanksgiving and Christmas go hand in hand. One prepares our hearts for the other. It wouldn't be right to have Christmas without Thanksgiving. I truly do want the spirit of Thankfulness to permeate our home this year. I want to capture the essence of being grateful for all the Lord has blessed us with.
So, Thad and I came up with an idea. We made a list of all the things we thank God for and then we found pictures in our photo archives that matched our list. There was a whole lot more on our list than I had pictures to match, but it was a great way to get my Little Man involved. I wanted to display the pictures in a place that would be easy to see and in an arrangement that could last all year round as a continual reminder of all the things we have to be thankful for. I thought a photo collage would be perfect!
How we made it...
1} I edited most of the pictures into black and white and made a thin white border as a frame.
2} I found white string and adorable decorative pin tacks at wal-mart. I also bought miniature craft clothespins.
3} We strung 'em up on the wall above our sofa in the upstairs family room...and voila!
Our Thankfulness in Photos...
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