I almost hate to share this post because I don’t want anyone to feel pressured to create a journal. But I know I have a lot of creative people that follow my blog and enjoy journaling. So take as much of this… or none of… as you want.
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I have used just about everything to journal. The most expensive that I’ve used is the Moleskin. (Here’s a smaller Moleskin that’s cheaper than the one I used.) The cheapest is probably the mini composition books that I bought at the drug store at a back-to-school sale for 25c. The kraft paper journal in the photo below was one of my favorites. No lines so I could write as big or small as I wanted. Anything works so don’t think you have to spend money. In fact, I’ve made a few journals, too. Out of old books or pieces of scrap paper stapled together into a little book.
If you’ve never journaled before just start by numbering the pages and go day-by-day through the 30 Days of Thanksgiving and write a list of things you’re thankful for every day. You can then add doodles or if you’re more artistic draw pictures of what you’re thankful for. And I’d love to see pictures of what your journals look like.
Here are a few examples of past journals:
I made this one with scraps of paper. I printed the photo and verse on my computer. I think I got the notebook at the Dollar Store.
One of my followers shared this next photo with me a few years ago. She didn’t think she was artistic so she printed photos of the things she was thankful for. You don’t have to be artistic at all! Just write lists of what you’re thankful for in your own handwriting with an every day ball point pen. Add photos if you want but don’t feel like you have to. The important thing is getting them down on paper!
Here’s one from another follower. She put a lot more time into her notebook than I usually do but they turned out beautiful!
If you have photos of your Thanksgiving journals please share them with me. I’d love to see them myself and to be able to share them with my followers.
Today I’m thankful for: a good friend that I only get together with once a year and friends that I get together with every week.
What are you thankful for?
Other 30DoT posts you might like:
- Scriptures to Use in Thanksgiving Journals
- 30 Free Thanksgiving Printables
- Thanksgiving Printables for the Kids