Thankful Week: Thanksgiving Hostess Gift with Wendy Antenucci

Family togetherness, memory-keeping and gratitude just go hand-in-hand, and today design team member Wendy Antenucci is with us to share how she is going to record them all with a special gift for her Thanksgiving Day hosts! We know you will love this idea, so instead of another scented candle hostess gift, whip out your Elle’s Studio supplies and take a cue from Wendy’s project. Let’s take a look!

Hello everyone, it’s Wendy here today with Thanksgiving hostess gift idea to share with you! I thought it would be really neat to create a gratitude journal to be used at my family event on Thanksgiving day to add a special photo from each guest or to serve as a place to record something each person is grateful for. Thanksgiving is a time for family and memories, so I thought this would be the perfect addition to our family Thanksgiving as we head to my grandparents’ house.

Supplies | October 2019 KitHoliday Puffy Stickers Autumn Puffy Stickers, Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Everyday Tabs Stamp, Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp

I started with a small notebook, and covered it with the heart pattern from the Home Sweet Home 6 x 6 Paper Stack. The hearts were perfect for a gift from the heart! I taped the striped 3″ x 4″ tag from the October 2019 Kit to the front, leaving the top edge open, creating a pocket to slide in a gift tag for the hostess.

I used the Autumn Puffy Stickers to decorate the front of the book. They added a little texture, but not much bulk, and the perfect “counting every blessing” sentiment.

I recorded the kraft tag also with the Autumn Puffy Stickers, layered on a label stamped with the “thankful for you” sentiment from the Everyday Tabs Stamp.

On the inside of my book, I created an introduction page, which included the year, stamped with the Stanley Jr. Alphabet Stamp, the perfect size alphas for this book! The “Thanksgiving” word from the Holiday Puffy Stickers, “feeling blessed” phrase and falling leaves from the Autumn Puffy Stickers and “one day at a time” phrase from the Everyday Tabs Stamp finished off the page. I can’t wait to record our gratitude before we dig into our turkey dinner!

I hope this little gift has inspired you to take some sort of memory keeping book or album along with you for your Thanksgiving, so that the memories you make that day, and the gratitude you share with your loved ones will never be forgotten!

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