It’s almost here! Are you ready? Here’s what you’ll need to join us for the 30 Days of Thanksgiving this year…
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What You’ll Need for the 30 Days of Thanksgiving 2017
- a thankful heart (can’t buy that!)
- a notebook – I like Moleskine 5″ x 8.25″ soft cover notebooks.
- your favorite pens – I like Pilot G2 for everyday journaling.
- craft supplies – If you want to decorate your Thanksgiving journal. Don’t feel like it’s necessary.
- Bible – This is the Bible I’m using.
- our daily 30DoT email
- internet access
You can keep it as simple as that.
History of #30DoT
If you know me very well you’ll know that I love Thanksgiving and it really bothers me that people spend so much money and time decorating for Halloween and Christmas and completely skip over Thanksgiving.
When my girls were little I started collecting Thanksgiving stories and poems. We would read them every day for the few weeks before Thanksgiving. I continue adding to that collection until a few years ago I put together a book of 30 days worth of poems, hymns, stories, and Scriptures about giving thanks. CurrClick now sells it on their website. (On sale now for $4.00!)
One year I had a YahooGroup list (remember those?!?) and sent something to my readers every day in November.
When I started a blog on Blogger and had what I thought were a lot of followers (72 at that time) I posted something every day that I was thankful for and encouraged others to do the same.
Now social media has made it much easier to share.
Here on the blog I’ll share many of those poems, songs, and Scriptures that I’ve collected along with crafts and home decor ideas. But I also created a 30DoT Facebook group to make it easier for all of you to share, too.
This year I hope the “30 Days of Thanksgiving” movement will expand even more.
There’s no right or wrong way to celebrate with us but I will make suggestions for you. And please feel free to make comments about what you’re doing.
The main idea is to focus on what you’re thankful for by making a list every day and sharing that with someone. You can list one thing a day or ten things a day. You can keep a notebook, lists on pieces of scratch paper, an expensive Moleskin notebook, or cheap notebook paper. You can write a list, draw a list, or use photographs. You can post on your blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, or whatever other form of social media you might be using.
NEXT month we’ll celebrate Christmas!
Ann @ Duct Tape and Denim
Originally published October 24, 2011.