Gather, Grateful Thanksgiving Printable

In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies.  Today around the world there are at least 8 different celebrations of thanksgiving, a time to be grateful and celebrate what we have.  No, it’s not a time for a turkey and football in the other countries.  Each culture has its own traditions celebrating the harvest or bounty of Mother Nature.


Today’s free printable is a reminder to gather together, to be grateful, and to give thanks.  Our celebrations may not be the same as usual this year, but in our hearts we can still be grateful and thankful.  The printable is sized 12″ x 12″.

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Choose To Be Grateful Printable

We are in the season of gratitude.  I believe the end of October through November is a time to prepare for the November holiday of Thanksgiving, and I don’t mean just planning a menu.  All too often, we seem to lose sight of what is important.  Holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter become days of excess instead of times to remember our blessings and thank God.


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Woodland Walk Nature Printable

Summer is a wonderful time to walk in the woods and see all the wildlife.  I live vicariously through many other bloggers’ adventures and love all the birds and furry friends they photograph.  Today I’m sharing a woodland printable filled with furry woodland creatures.  I found free watercolor animal graphics and could not resist making a printable filled with nature.    It is sized 10″ x 8″. Read More

And The Blessings Of The Lord Rested Upon Us

And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish …       KJV

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands….        NIV


Last week I shared two quotes from Laura Ingalls Wilder that were inspiring to me.  For me, many of the best quotes of inspiration are from scripture.  Today’s quote is based on Psalm 90:17.  The Book of Psalm was my favorite book of the Bible when I was a child.  Many evenings I read verses before I went to sleep.  Most of the Psalms were attributed to David, the shepherd. I could see him with his harp sitting by his sheep at night.  I loved his words.  They gave me comfort, strength, and peace.

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You Make My Heart Smile Free Card

It’s time for another free printable. I’ve been playing with graphics and thinking about all the people in my life who make my heart smile. The end result is a sweet card expressing my thanks to many friends and family members whom I have loved throughout my life. Just thinking about them is like sunshine.  I hope you like the sentiment and my rose bouquet card.  It could be used for Valentine’s Day or anytime you need a thank you card for someone special in your life. Read More