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.