Ah, November. One of my favorite months. The food, spending time with family, and gearing up for the holidays. It’s no secret that November is a great month to acknowledge what we are thankful for, and I think we could all use a little bit of gratitude these days.
One of my favorite ways to express gratitude is with a gratitude board! It is one of my favorite traditions to do in the fall, and a great thing to do with family, roommates, or even your friends! It’s also a very easy, and fun, DIY project. So, basically everything I love in one.
The possibilities for a DIY gratitude board are truly endless, but here is what I did for mine...
Find a wall in your house that is relatively blank. The size will depend on how many people will be participating each day. You'll be surprised at how quickly it fills up! I (obviously) had to make a cute banner, because why not? I’ll take any excuse to incorporate some decoration. I made my gratitude banner on a Cricut, but you can do it by hand or print one out as well.
You are also going to need some sort of “tag” for each person to write what they are grateful for. I usually choose a different shape each year, as well as a color theme. This is where you can get creative. Tiny clothespins are the perfect thing to hang up the tags, plus they look adorable.
I hung up thick string (yarn would also work) on the wall, and it’s super easy to hang up the tags each time someone writes something. I usually have it up all month long, and each person writes down one thing every day. It is so fun to see it fill up!
The thing I love most about doing a gratitude board is that it also decorates my house. And, it is a constant reminder of all the wonderful things I have in my life. After all, being grateful for something and not expressing it is like wrapping a gift and not giving it. So, please. Don’t leave us hanging like that.
Happy November! What are you grateful for?