Greet the Day with Gratitude – Be Thankful Door Decor
Tall “Be Thankful” Porch Sign and Door Hanging Tutorial
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite days of the year, and it needs to be celebrated with more than a delicious meal! Making the jump directly from Halloween to Christmas is an easy trap, but taking some time for gratitude before heading into the Christmas season will add layers of joy to a season that has become stressful for many. I need a reminder to be thankful, and this sign is perfect. It greets me and my guests with the thoughtful reminder to be thankful.
I used to skip decorating for Thanksgiving, pulling out my Christmas boxes as soon as Halloween was safely stowed away, but discovered that it made the holiday feel long and less magical. These days I take a week or two between Halloween and Thanksgiving to clean house, work on Christmas décor projects, and focus on gratitude. My family has come to expect a lot of simple meals like soups with hearty bread or platters of cut cheese, grapes, and crackers with jelly during the weeks leading to Thanksgiving. We take this time to visit with our grandparents and other relatives that need our attention, but that seem to be forgotten during the hustle and bustle of Christmas. We also make lists of activities that we want to do that are only available around Christmas so that we don’t miss out. This two week break has really helped me to take a deep breath before diving into Christmas in all its glorious excess, and has helped me enjoyed it more.
The sign and door decoration, with pine cone and feather accents, help me separate Thanksgiving from the pumpkins and corn stalks prominent in Halloween decorations. This reminds us that we are approaching an altogether new holiday. I happen to love the simplicity of the door decoration, which ties in nicely with the feathers on the Be Thankful sign and couldn’t be easier to make.Take a deep breath and remember to be thankful Click To Tweet
Draw the energy of gratitude to your home by creating these beautiful projects for your front porch. The tutorial sheets are available in my freebies library. In them you’ll find instructions and the link to the Cricut Design Space template for the project. These FREE designs and project sheets are for personal use ONLY and can NOT be sold or claimed as your own design. By downloading and using this design, you are agreeing to these terms.
Have fun! I’d love to hear below about how you cultivate a spirit of gratitude as you head into the holidays. Do you take a break between Halloween decorations and Christmas?
Tall Door Sign Tutorial “Be Thankful.”
Pine cones and Feathers Door Decor Tutorial
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