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“I WOULD MAINTAIN THAT THANKS ARE THE HIGHEST FORM OF THOUGHT, AND THAT GRATITUDE IS HAPPINESS, DOUBLED BY WONDER.”
Thanksgiving is often a blur to me – a quick stopping off before Christmas. Yes, I relish the long weekend with family and the bountiful spread of food but in all the hustle and bustle, I forget why we’re gathered. I’m purposing to remember this year…and the next.
Each month we’ll thank Him for good and perfect gifts by writing them on the letters (you could write on the front or back). It just so happens there are 12 letters in “THANKSGIVING” – one for every month. We’re beginning with November – the letter N in the banner. Next year on November 1, we’ll transfer it to the mantle as a reminder of all we have been given and begin a new banner for a new year (beginning with the letter N again). You could begin with any month, of course.
Imagine the memories documented if we did this year after year? What a sweet reminder of His faithfulness to pass on to our children and theirs. Would you like to do the same? I created a free printable Thanksgiving banner to share. Simply right-click on each image and save them to your computer. Each image should be printed no larger than 8 x 10 for best print quality. If you’d prefer to use your own scrapbook paper, rather than printer ink, just print them in grayscale (draft quality) and use them as templates to cut out your own. Then add the months to each letter by hand.
I’m working on a calendar version as well – with days and dates in tiny print.
Check back soon!