Funny Thanksgiving Layouts


Remember the Thanksgiving when Aunt Lucy made salmon instead of turkey?

Okay, maybe that just happens in my family.

Whether it’s being served fish instead of bird, or a pumpkin pie exploded in the kitchen, or great-grandpa fell asleep in the middle of saying grace, Thanksgiving is a hotbed for humorous scrapbook material.

When you get sick of trying to figure out new and exciting ways to display photos of your family eating turkey, consider adding sidesplitting journaling supplements, funny poems or cute quips to mark the holiday.

Many scrappers are afraid of adding poems to their layouts, but if you are trying to add a touch of humor to a Thanksgiving page design, the rhythmic writing comes in handy.

One of the easiest poems to write is a haiku, which consists of a mere 17 syllables. I like to call it poetry for beginners. The Japanese poem’s first line features five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the third line has five syllables. In other words, it’s short, sweet and leaves plenty of space on your layouts for photos and embellishments.

Another easy option is an acrostic poem. To write this type of poem, start by selecting a word related to Thanksgiving, such as “family,” “turkey,” “blessings,” or “friends.” Then, you think of a word or phrase that starts with the letter in the word you’ve chosen. For example, the letter “F” in a poem about family could stand for “fun times joking around.”

If you are having a slew of guests over for Thanksgiving, then put them to work helping you come up with silly words or entertaining tales to add to your scrapbook. They could also help you compose a clever Thanksgiving poem. Just pass out some pens and note cards when dinner is over and challenge guests to come up with their best material.

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.