Friday, 2 November 2012

November Pinaddicts Make!

Another month, another crafty challenge using inspiration from pinterest. This month I knew exactly what my focus would be: Thanksgiving. I know I'm not American, Canadian, German but once upon a time Thanksgiving was celebrated in England (thinking back to Henry VIII) but is long something thought of as a tradition done by our friends across the pond. My thinking, however, is that everyday I have something to be thankful for, so this year myself and my family WILL be bringing Thanksgiving into our home. Why not?

To tie in with my Thanksgiving idea of having the family over, I wanted to make a calender like this:

"Give thanks board"... For the month of November. Very cool to do with your kids :)
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The idea (which i had already. I just wanted to see how people had made their own calenders) is to insert a card into an envelope and write something you're thankful for on that particular day. I had some red cards left over from my wedding so I halved them (they're mini cards from Ebay which are great and a perfect size) I used thick cardboard for the back (in the original it is wood which is what I would've done had I been able to get some!)

I covered my cardboard in parcel paper and stuck my halved envelopes onto it. I then used glitter pens to write numbers on the envelopes to make it all sparkly and lovely. I added sequins and hearts to finish the look off before cutting white card into little rectangles and slotting them inside the halved envelopes.
What do you think?



So far we have written: 
1st November
Midge: I am thankful for a really good sleep.
Mummy: For getting all the great Christmas gifts today!

2nd November
Midge: For going out today shopping!
Mummy: For my lovely lay in from Daddy and my delicious tea!
(Daddy works evenings so hasn't written his Thanks yet!)


I hope you like our Give Thanks calender and view some more fab makes from my other fellow Pinaddicts! 


CupcakeMumma

22 comments:

  1. Hi! I love this idea and really enjoyed Thanksgiving when I was in the states. This is so nice to use a any time of the year. A great make. (hopefully the linky will be up soon) x x

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    1. Hi Viv thanks for your comment. I bet thanksgiving is amazing in the states! Yes, I think you could use this so many times, there's always something to be thankful for even on a bad day :) xx

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    2. That's a great idea Hannah and it looks brilliant too! You crafty chick ;o) xx

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  2. I love it, what a brilliant idea! x

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  3. That's so strange, I have literally JUST been explaining Thanksgiving to my daughter, checked my reader and saw this. Such a lovely idea! xx

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    1. Oh that is strange! Thank you for your lovely comment though its really nice reflecting together at the end of the day :) xx

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    2. It certainly is, her response was 'Well I'm thankful that I have a Mummy who loves and cares for me' #heartmeltingmoment! xx

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  4. Wow, that looks good enough to sell. You are very arty.
    Love the whole idea.
    Just yesterday I was thinking I must get back to an attitude of gratitude as I know it would help me no end right now.
    Liska xx

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    1. Hi Liska thanks for your comment. It really helps some days to think of things you're greatful for doesn't it? I hope things get better for you soon xx

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  5. Sweet idea for the kids to think about what they are thanksful for rather than just expecting everything to be done and not think about where it came from

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  6. aaah - what a sweet idea!! Reminds us to be grateful over the little things :) It looks amazing - thanks so much for linking up with PinAddicts too - oh so faithful with your linky's! Kerry xx

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    1. Thanks Kerry! I do enjoy Pinaddicts oh yes i doo :) x

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  7. What a great idea, and it's lovely!

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  8. What a lovely idea....and a great thing to teach children x

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  9. What a lovely idea, good to think of the positives of the day which can often get forgotten! x

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