It's that time of year when we think about giving thanks. We look at ourselves and those around us and decide, what am I really thankful for? Do I have a gratitude attitude?
I love this time of year, as it gives us a reason to really think about what is really important in our lives. The number one thing I am thankful for is: My family
Lucky for me, they are not too spooky.
For which I give thanks. So in honor of everything I am thankful for this holiday season, I made a new letter art sign that says: Give Thanks. Ever since I first made the "Family" sign, I've been hooked on taking photos of items around my house & yard in which to make letters. So my sign keeps transforming.
For my newest sign, I made the letters from the following:
Part of the railing from this plate rack became:
The letter: T
This trellis out in my backyard actually became 2 letters: H & K. See if you can spot them. I'll give you a little hint. You may have to turn your head sideways to see one of the letters.
Here is the "H". This is the letter you have to look sideways at the above photo to see.
And here is the "K". Did you find it in the trellis? When I used this same "K" for my "spooky" sign, I had quite a few comments that they didn't spot the "K". This is my favorite letter as Kim starts with K.
I cheated a little & used a letter "A" from my letter balls. In my "family" sign I used an Eiffel Tower for the "A", but for some reason when I tried using it for this sign, it looked more like an "I" and I was afraid everyone would think the sign said "Thinks" instead of "Thanks". Using this "A" leaves no doubt.
See? There is no mistaking this is suppose to be an "A".
I did the same thing for my "N". I couldn't find anything that looked like an "N" around my house, plus I was running out of time. So I snagged a letter "N" from this Vacation Memories sign in my hallway. My sister made this for me a few years back using photos from our family vacation to Snowbird Utah. And here is the "N". I thought it was extra nice that it has a photo of me & my hubby in the "N". As I am most definitely thankful for my hubby and our marriage.
And I already had the letter "S" from my spooky sign. This is where I got the "S", from my Shepard's hook. Makes a good "S".
For the "Give" part of my sign, I found a leaf image on google that I saved to Picasa (my photo editing software) and added the word "Give". I then printed it out on card stock & cut out the leaf. I used tape to attach it to the sign.
Put them all together & you get a fabulous "Give Thanks" sign.
I placed it on my mantel to take photos. Not sure if that is where it will stay. We'll see. For now, I'm kind of liking it there. But I also liked what I had there before as well.
Well I hope that you have enjoyed the metamorphosis of my ever changing letter art sign. You know I will be changing it out for Christmas as well. I was trying to think of a 6 letter word that would encompass Christmas. I was having a hard time, all I could think of was "Jingle" or "HoHoHo", when all of a sudden it hit me when I saw this sign that sits on top of my TV armoire:
What encompasses Christmas more than Christ? Nothing. He is the reason for Christmas. And I am so thankful for him and his sacrifice for all of us. So you know I will be posting my Christ letter art sign in a few weeks. I just need to find a letter "C". But that should be easy since my last name begins with "C".
Have any of you made your own letter art sign? If so, send me a link, I'd love to see what you've done.
And what are you most thankful for? Besides family, faith & friends, I am most thankful that I still have a job and a house to live in and food to eat. And that I have a computer & Internet so I can blog with you all.