Saturday, October 1, 2011

The Gratitude Challenge Gets All, Like, Official

Okay, so criminalgrace (a.k.a. Sarah) has totally gotten on board for the Gratitude Challenge. She made a FABULOUS banner for the Collection!

And she made a couple of buttons for the challenge as well.

Thank you, Sarah! I'm blown away by your creativity and initiative!

Feel free to copy these onto your blog and get the challenge out there! If you don't know about the challenge, here's a crash course:

Thanksgiving here in the United States gets lost between Halloween and Christmas. It's become just another day to over-eat and watch football. Sadly, its original purpose--to celebrate and give thanks for the blessings of a plentiful harvest--has been lost. The Gratitude Challenge asks you to make cards and send them to people for whom you are grateful, to those who have contributed to the plentiful harvest of your own life.

Thanksgiving is a good time for Americans and Canadians to do this, but really, shouldn't we ALL express our gratitude for those people in our lives who have made a difference through their love, friendship, kindness, and generosity? You don't have to be in a particular country or faith to do this. Show those whom you love how grateful you are to have them in your life by sending cards. It's easy, and we're making them anyway, right?

Now, I sincerely wish I had a Gratitutde Collection card for today because it would make my sense of unity and consistency.

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  1. Totally counts. Because you'll send this to someone you're grateful for, right? :D He is a cute little rooster.

  2. I adore this card because it is on kraft and appeals to my country/primitive side. Of course it totally counts!

  3. I just love this card, Susan. I am certainly grateful that you shared it, as I have this set and will be CASEing you! HA!
    I love your gratitude campaign and the idea behind it. I send out Thanksgiving cards every year. My favorite holiday. Really, it is! I remember being 16, away in New York City and feeling so sad and depressed because I was not with my family on that day. I love devoting an entire day to family, friends and traditions. We should definitely have more days like this throughout the year. :)

  4. Love the idea,,,thanks! On another note, is the font that Sarah used in the challenge logo something of her own making or is it a font that can be downloaded? LOVE it! Thanks for your help!

  5. I had to add the button, since, like, I totally wanted to have a week of thanks on my blog inspired by you, Susan :) Thanks for the all-too-needed kick in the rear.

  6. Suzanne & Susan: the fonts in the banner and buttons are Learning Curve and IM Fell Flowers I, both available for free at, and Quicksand Light from

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  8. Joining in . . . . thanks for the encouragement and button!
    Not sure if we are to link in somewhere, but here's my first post


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