The Gratitude Project
Hey, creative people! Are your creative juices in overdrive with the holiday season upon us? Me too! In addition to making handmade gifts and holiday decorating, I also want to take brief moments to make sure this season is memorable and intentional, especially with my kiddos. My family is so abundantly blessed beyond measure, and I want to teach my kids to give from that place of abundance and to be radical about it. Radical generosity is what we call it.
So, I came up with the gratitude project. It is a way for my kids to see that even a little amount of money can still be used to bless people around them. In each of the numbered envelopes, there is the corresponding amount of money (so $28 total in the 7 envelopes). Seven times this month we are going to use the money in the envelopes to get creative about how to bless other people. Even $1 makes a difference and can brighten someone’s day.
I will show you how I made mine but you can make this as simple or as complex as you would like. I wanted to make mine cute enough to leave out for holiday decor but practical enough that my kids could touch it.
● We R Memory Keepers Shutter Memo Holder
● American Crafts Security Envelopes
● Wanderlust Wood Veneer Numbers
● Gold Glitter Clothespins
● K & Co. Chalkboard Stickers
● Paint for the numbers (I used different Krylon spray paint colors)
Step 1. All you have to do is paint your numbers any color scheme that you want – I did fall colors and sprayed them with spray paint but you can use any type of paint you want.
Now you can have fun as a family brainstorming ideas of how you can use the money for good. For example, for $1 you can add quarters into a washing machine in a laundromat and surprise someone. You will be so amazed at what your kids come up with.