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 it seems everyone records what they’re most thankful for. You see it all over facebook, instagram and other social media. I think it’s a wonderful way to be more aware of our blessings and to share our gratitude. I was thinking of a way we could do that in our own home and came up with this Thankful Banner many years ago.

Thankful Banner completed

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

Supplies needed for Thanksgiving Thankful Banner:
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 pieces of scrapbook paper to fit the front of the library sleeves. If you don’t have library sleeves you can make your own pockets out of plain scrapbook paper. 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 theme.

Thankful Banner scrapbook paper

Use rub-on letters or stickers to spell out THANKFUL on the front of the cards. Since you are placing one letter on each card they can be pretty large. I varied the placement of the letters but you could place them all in the same place on the cards 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. It should be 1 1/2- 2 inches when folded. 

Thankful Banner ribbon

Attach the ribbons to the sleeves using a small brad. You might need to make a small hole in some of the ribbons to get the brad through.

Thankful Banner brad

Hang the cards by slipping the ribbon loops over the rick rack. I like using rick rack because it helps hold the cards in place.

Thankful Banner rick rack ribbon

Everyday for the final 8 days leading up to Thanksgiving have the whole family take turns writing down what they’re thankful for on each card. If you want to make it last longer you could do it every other day.

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. It’s fun to see how their handwriting has changed 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. It would be great hanging in the kitchen or dining room. 

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 and maybe even with the grandkids.

Are you going to make this thoughtful banner? What other ideas do you have to share with your family what you’re thankful for? 

Thankful Banner hanging on windows

Pin it for later: Thanksgiving Thankful Banner

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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

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

    What a sweet idea!

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