Thanksgiving Thankful Banner

This Thanksgiving Thankful Banner makes it easy for the family to jot down and remember what they’re most thankful for.

Thanksgiving Thankful Banner

Every year in the month of November everyone starts recording what they’re most thankful for. You see it all over facebook and instagram. I think it’s a wonderful way to be more aware of our blessings and to share our gratitude. I was trying to think of a way we could do that in our own home and came up with this Thankful Banner.

Thankful Banner completed

It’s an easy project that would be fun to make with the whole family.

Supplies needed:
library card sleeves (school supply store)
scrapbook paper
ribbon scraps
small brads
rub-on letters or letter stickers
rick rack trim

Thankful Banner supplies

Cut the scrapbook paper to fit the front of the library sleeves. Adhere the paper to the front using a glue stick. I used coordinating patterned paper but you can use any paper to match your Thanksgiving or Autumn home decor.

Thankful Banner scrapbook paper

Use rub-on letters or stickers to spell out THANKFUL on the front of the cards. I varied the placement of the letters but you could place them all in the same place if you like.

Thankful Banner letters

Cut a small piece of ribbon for each sleeve. Fold it in half so it’s long enough to slip over the rick rack in the end.

Thankful Banner ribbon

Attach the ribbons to the sleeves with a small brad.

Thankful Banner brad

Hang the cards by slipping the ribbon loops over the rick rack.

Thankful Banner rick rack ribbon

Everyday for the last 8 days leading up to Thanksgiving have the whole family take turns writing down what they’re thankful for on each card. Slip the card back into the sleeve and take a new one out the next day. You can take a few minutes on Thanksgiving reading what everyone is thankful for. I love reading what my kids wrote, especially when they were younger. I like seeing how their handwriting changes too.

Thankful Banner thankful cards

Hang the banner where your family will make it a focus during this season. I hung our banner on my old windows using thumb tacks.

Thankful Banner hanging

I love this banner and that we are able to record what we’re thankful for leading up to Thanksgiving. It’s going to be something we use every year.

Thankful Banner hanging on windows

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{ 3 comments… add one }
  • Kathy November 22, 2011, 11:24 pm

    I put mine up last night:) reused the one from last year and forgot to write out the things that we are thankful for 🙁 LOVE LOVE yours and teh library cards and appreciate your tutorial

  • Shannon {aka}|design November 23, 2011, 8:08 pm

    LOVE this banner! What a fabulous idea!
    Shannon

  • Christina@Lessons of a Newlywed November 25, 2011, 3:00 pm

    What a sweet idea!

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