Meaningful Thanksgiving Layouts

Uncle Frank chowing down on pumpkin pie, grandma serving up her famous green bean casserole and the kids fighting over who gets the turkey wishbone. We’ve all created scrapbook layouts using photos of the aforementioned events, but do you really want to go another year filing the same ol’ images in the same ol’ spots and accenting them with the same ol’ embellishments?

This Thanksgiving why not add some pizzazz to your page designs by adding touching sayings that reflect the true meaning behind the holiday. If you don’t want to exercise your creative muscle and write out a few of your own original proses, then consider the following popular quotes that will fit perfectly in your Turkey Day scrapbook spread:

“Thanksgiving comes to us out of the prehistoric dimness, universal to all ages and all faiths. At whatever straws we must grasp, there is always a time for gratitude and new beginnings.”–J. Robert Moskin

“The unthankful heart… discovers no mercies; but let the thankful heart sweep through the day and, as the magnet finds the iron, so it will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessings!”–Henry Ward Beecher

“Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the lips, and shows itself in deeds.”–Theodore Roosevelt

“Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude.”–E.P. Powell

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, “thank you,” that would suffice.”–Meister Eckhart

“Thanksgiving Day comes, by statute, once a year; to the honest man it comes as frequently as the heart of gratitude will allow.”–Edward Sandford Martin

“He who thanks but with the lips thanks but in part. The full, the true Thanksgiving comes from the heart.”–J.A. Shedd

“Thanksgiving was never meant to be shut up in a single day.”–Robert Caspar Lintner

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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.