Wow! It’s almost hard to believe our homes will be filled with friends, family and the most delicious food in exactly one week! There will be laughter, fellowship, time shared with family members in the kitchen making your family’s most treasured recipes, or maybe even time spent gathered around the TV rooting for your very favorite football teams. No matter the traditions your family shares on this day, we think it’s important to take a minute to pause and reflect on your blessings.
This Gratitude Journal will become one of your family’s favorite traditions! Not only does it add something fun to your table, but it also evokes great conversation and serves as a keepsake. Think how fun it will be in ten years, when your kiddos can look back on their Gratitude Journals and read what they were thankful for year-by-year!
1. Save and print the watercolor file HERE and the lined file from HERE 2. You will see two different designs printed on a 8″ x 11″. 3. Print lined paper file. 4. Cut to size and punch two holes on top with a hole punch. 5. Cut a piece of string or jute and thread through holes as shown. 6. Tie two knots at either end. 7. Fit napkin through loop (last image shows you the underside of napkin).
These Gratitude Journals can be placed at each individual table setting, or shared amongst your family and passed around the table. Make it your own!
Click here to download an 8 1/2″ x 11″ watercolor printable version. Print this and frame it in your home, or give them as gifts to your Thanksgiving guests!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We hope you enjoy time spent with your families as we officially enter into the holiday season. Enjoy these moments together.
We don’t know if you guys heard, but Joanna’s Instagram account (@joannagaines) hit 1 million subscribers yesterday! Joanna was so excited/humbled/baffled that she wanted to celebrate by hosting a huge giveaway that was simple to enter and bigger than anything she’s done before! With that in mind, she considered her #1 most asked question: “Can you help me with this space in my home that I have no clue how to fix up?”
We all have that space in our homes, don’t we? That nook you aren’t sure how to decorate or that wall that needs some love. Maybe for you, it’s an entire room that needs help. Well, Joanna wants to help you fix it right up!
For her giveaway, Joanna is going to choose one winner’s nook/wall/room that they aren’t sure how to liven up, and handpick $2,000 worth of Magnolia Market product to send to them specifically chosen by her for their space!
All you have to do to enter is:
Subscribe to the newsletter here (top right-hand corner, fill in your email address!)
Post one photo of your space on Instagram and add the hashtag #magnoliamakeover – be sure to add why you think your space needs some love in the description.
That’s it! Jo will choose the winner at random. Make sure your account isn’t private, or she won’t be able to see your post. One entry per person, contest ends Wednesday, November 18th, at midnight CT.
It seems like each year we get in more of a hurry to skip right to the Christmas-holiday decorating. Don’t get us wrong- we love decorating for Christmas! But with summer now a distant memory, we wanted to make a conscious effort to be present in this special season of Thanksgiving; while, at the same time, allowing ourselves to indulge in a touch of holiday home decor. And so today, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving in a way that enables us to seamlessly transition the table from one holiday to the next with a few simple updates. Begin by collecting various seasonal greenery and foliage. Produce works well in centerpieces, as it adds a touch of whimsy and color. We also collected some dried leaves to tie in with the fall season.
– Choose an interesting vessel to hold your arrangement (we chose a wooden crate, which we stained. These are easily found at your local craft store.) – Line the bottom of the crate with plastic (we used a black trash bag) tip: check your local florist for wooden floral boxes, which already include a plastic liner – Measure and cut foam oasis to the size of the container (you can find these at a florist or craft store) – Soak oasis in water until it no longer floats and place in your container – We started with the Magnolia leaves and the taller greenery, placing them at either end TIP: For a more dramatic centerpiece, we placed two crates side by side – Continue placing small pieces of greenery around crate to conceal the foam – For the artichokes and pears, we used a floral skewer and inserted it at the bottom of each – Place artichokes and pears making sure you stagger their size and group them in sets of three – Take additional greenery and place around the container, ensuring all sides look balanced (we also placed a few dry oak leaves to coordinate with the Magnolia but to also play on the feel of fall) – Place moss on top of the foam to conceal it – Lastly, place pillar flameless candles
And there you have a beautiful Thanksgiving arrangement, ready to be displayed on your table.
A simple place card idea is to use some of the Magnolia leaves as place cards using gold marker .
For an easy transition from Thanksgiving to Christmas, simply remove the artichokes, pears and dried oak leaves…
…and replace with pomegranates and artificial berries.
Spread some cranberries throughout the table to tie the colors together.
And replace the Magnolia leaf with a simple sprig of Boxwood – and you’re done!
The holidays are to be enjoyed and cherished with those you love, and we hope that this inspires you to be present during this Thanksgiving season, without feeling the pressure to skip on to the next.