Monday, November 21, 2011

Gratitude...beginning the season right

Later this week we will set aside a day, or a portion of a day at least to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. The annual traditional Festival began  in December 1621, a year after they arrived.  The Pilgrims had spent two storm-tossed  months at sea before setting foot on Plymouth Rock. They were totally unprepared for the harsh New England winter and nearly half of them died before spring. With much prayer and helpful Indians a bountiful harvest resulted. A three day feast marked the first Thanksgiving, they gave thanks to God, the One who had sustained them through the darkest days.

There is so much more to the story to hear and I encourage you read about it and to take time to reflect on the sacrifices made that we may have  all we have today. Certainly gratitude would be the way to enter into the Christmas season, but we're off and running the following day in search of the best bargains and all the hottest items out there!

Today I've filled this post with two Thanksgiving cards and an example of a scrapbook page as a companion to the Mosaic Moments Advent Calendar of the last post.

An overlook of both pages together.
The Advent Calendar and a page with photos of our Christmas day. I began with 4-blocks and a photo to cover, but I wanted to add some of the color from the Advent calendar, so I just trimmed the photos a little more.

I used foam mounting tape on some of the packages, (same squares from the Advent page with a touch of ribbon to dress them up as packages) the date block and also some of the photos blocks.  

And now for the Thanksgiving cards...

Both cards use paper from Autumn Splendor collection by We R Memory Keepers. Top card is Autumn leaf and bottom card Tawny. Clear stamped images from the same collection, Autumn Splendor-Pumpkins and Leaves. "Give Thanks" from Inkadinkadoo. Gold pearls made with Viva Pearl Pen.

Wishing you a Blessed Thanksgiving!


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