Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thankful Giving

Thanks is For Giving - Thanksgiving Raw Art letterpress

Here in the States, as y'all have read and blogged about, we're preparing for our annual Feast of Thanksgiving. And in addition to the traditions like pumpkin pie (fresh pumpkin, of course), pecan pie, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, and turkey, we often take a few moments to give Thanks.

I love Raw Art Letterpress' play on words aboves- Thanks if For Giving or Thanks is FORGIVING. Powerful, yes? Christina at Down and Out Chic had a great post on forgiving earlier this week. (Side note: I'm thrilled to pieces to have won Bright Bold and Beautiful's Raw Art Letterpress giveaway!!).

This Holiday season, I have a slightly different interpretation. May we all be Thankful to be able to Give. Give freely- whether it's time, money, attention, love. Give not out of fear (of having nothing) or out of guilt. Give with respect, compassion, and love.

Abounding Thanks 8x10 Scripture Print

So whether you're traveling, staying home, with friends or family- this week or in the next few weeks- I encourage you to take a moment. Give thanks. And then find a way to thankfully give.

I'd also like to take this moment to thank you- all my followers, readers, and supporters. I am so glad to have gotten know you and look forward to building more friendships!

Happy Thanksgiving!



  1. So beautifully said. This year especially, i am giving thanks for all i have, love, friendship, family, a roof aver my head, work I love, and a wonderful feast (hopefully) to morrow
    happy Thanksgiving, Francine

  2. Great post, Emmie! (and food for thought, definitely!) I'm thankful for having found a bloggy friend like you! Have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I love your Thanksgiving post! Have a great holiday.

  4. Great point, Emmie. Your words recall a fitting article I read last night in Real Simple magazine (I know my reading list in intimidating, JK). The writer and her husband traded in their ritual of purchased stocking stuffers for thoughtful trinkets that they created themselves for each other. Have a fabulous Thanksgiving!

  5. Beautiful post...and such true words we all need to live by!

    happy Thanksgiving to you and yours (including the adorable quad-peds!).

  6. I love that first letter press! Very cute and happy! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  7. Love the letterpress! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

  8. Emmie,
    Finally got to the Kreativ Blogger Award. Check it out! Thanks again for thinking of me!


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