The idea of using a type of tag book was from this Scrapbook Showgram by Sandy Genovese. (FYI - watch now if interested in this tutorial; her episodes are only accessible for a short time unless you are a Gold member) In this episode, Sandy demonstrates how to create a Thanksgiving Tag Book by making your own oversized tags with a simple template and a cute box/cover in which to store it. For my tag book, I included more pages so that I had one for each day of November. I haven't decided if I will make the box for it or not.
Instead of filling my tag book with just journaling, I found this great 30 Day Photo Gratitude Challenge on Pinterest. This idea is originally from PositivelyPresent.com and is a complilation of 30 items, one assigned daily to photograph. I didn't follow this list exactly, but it was a fantastic starting point for me to take photos of things of which I am grateful and may not have made the effort to photograph otherwise. From my second photo of the tag book, you can see that I embellished the inside cover, but kept the pages simple and uncluttered, ready to put a cropped photo and journaling on each page. There are 15 pages; once you go through the first 15 days, you flip the book for the second 15 days. The paper was from a "grab bag special" from Close to My Heart a couple years ago and it was the perfect subtle fall theme for this book. Printing photos and journaling is on tap for this weekend!
I hope this gives you an idea of how to make a simple Gratitude journal for yourself, or to make one for each family member or guest to write in their gratitude on this Thanksgiving Day!