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DIY challenge–Dare to be Thankful November 16, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — Rhonda @ 1:38 pm

Two of the things that I am most thankful for each and every day are my children.  I am so blessed to have two incredible and healthy children that I adore.  I decided to focus my “thankfulness” on them for my project.  I have 2 hanging 12 x 12 frames (that I scored at Goodwill for $1 each years ago).  I change out the frames each month with seasonal scrapbook layouts.  This month is dedicated to Clare and Jack.

I put a simple black and white photo along with the same title on each one:  Why I am thankful for you.

I then typed out a few of the reasons that I am so thankful for them and printed out, cut and put on the page.  Simple.  Quick.  Free.  Meaningful.


These are hanging on a wall that leads from the foyer to the hallway.

clare thankful

Clare's page

jack thankful

Jack's page

The kids haven’t seen it yet.  I can’t wait to see their reaction when they get home from school today!

I am linking this to:

There are some fabulous Thanksgiving ideas there.  Go check it out and post yours too!!

I decided to post this on Kimba’s DIY day as well.  My kids LOVED the pages when they got home from school.  I didn’t say anything about them but let them discover them on their own.  They both came and gave me a big hug–at different times–after they read them.  I’m gonna do one for the hubby today.  We all love to see what we mean to others in print right?


6 Responses to “DIY challenge–Dare to be Thankful”

  1. This is beautiful. I love that it will be a surprise for them, too. I’m sure they’ll adore it.

    Thanks for joining the party! I love seeing what you came up with.

  2. Shannon Says:

    Very cool idea! I bet it’ll make them very happy 🙂 Maybe I’ll make one for the husband…

  3. Laurel Says:

    How great – to be thankful for them, but actually tell them the reasons! My kids would love this! Thanks

  4. Sandra Says:

    I LOVE this idea. I am definately going to do this for my kids. Thanks for posting it!!

  5. pk Says:

    That is such a sweet idea – it’s going to make their day when they come home and see it!

    pk @ Room Remix

  6. jenjen Says:

    Adorable! What a cute idea!


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