Thankful Box: Retreat & Repost

Today I am heading to Occidental, California for another lovely retreat with lovely women at the Lydia House at St. Dorothy’s Rest. No assigned projects, no schedule, just bring whatever you want to craft or work on if at all. We watch movies by a large fireplace, read, eat and drink until we are merry, laugh A LOT, and just embrace the time away from the everyday, including wifi.Holden-Lydia-House About this time of year I remind you to get working on a Thanksgiving Journal to pass around your holiday table. But before I unplug, I want to share this simple and fun project that I designed a few years ago and I still adore, the Thankful Box.Guests can each receive a note card to write on and tuck into the box. This might be better received than passing a book as guests may be apt to write more if they know their thoughts aren’t being passed around all day.

For this template I used images from two very old trade cards in my ephemera stash.Click on the images below to download the box template and note cards. Print to cardstock. Assemble the box using the directions found in the original message box post.Print multiples of the cards if needed, trim and share with your family and other guests. Make extra sets to share with friends or as a host gift.

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