Photos + Gratitude

Hard to believe it’s already November! Although gratitude has become a daily practice for me, it always seems to be more prevalent during this time of the year. I love the all-encompassing inspiration it brings!
 
Since childhood, I’ve found writing thank you notes to be enjoyable and therapeutic. It’s one of my favorite ways to show appreciation to those who have made a difference in my life. Not surprisingly, I often turn to photos to make the notes more personable. I believe adding photos helps to create a stronger connection and emulates a sense of rediscovered joy. Both the recipients and I get to relive moments that mattered.
  
Below are a few samples to get you thinking about ways in which you can use photos to deliver gratitude: 

HUSBAND OF THE YEAR CARD
I wanted to let my husband know how much I appreciated him, so I put together a card depicting the qualities I most admired about him, acknowledging his hard work and expressing my love for him. I surrounded the message with photos of us throughout varying stages of our relationship. Several years later, this still makes me smile. So many good times!

THANK YOU CARD
After our vacation, I sent a thank you to our friends in Norway for their hospitality. Visiting them was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that deserved, at a minimum, a note of appreciation. I hand wrote my words of gratitude on the back of this card. Despite my desire for digital design, I do still love pen to paper.

DADDY, I LOVE YOU FOR… ACCORDION ALBUM
I’ve had fun expressing appreciation on behalf of my daughter by creating tokens of thanks for my husband’s loving and caring ways. This was a little piece of home my husband carried with him while traveling for work.

How will you show gratitude to your loved ones? Get creative and most importantly, have fun with it! More often than not, it’s pieces such as these that become keepsakes for years to come.
 
Stay tuned to find out how I took thank you notes a step further and created storybook tributes to express my gratitude. 

Until next time...enjoy making memories!