Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tutorial: Thanksgiving Activity For Around the Table

I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year and I truly believe that our crazy kitchen renovation will most definitely be finished,

all remodeling complete,

and perfect for my guests,

with no dust.

Fingers crossed.

Saying a prayer.

Please.

Anyway, I wanted to set up a little activity for my family that wasn't too sappy, but still emphasized the THANKFULNESS we all feel for our many blessings.

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I came up with a printable card--kind of like that cute subway art--that displayed everyone's top things they're most thankful for.

While we're finishing up our meal, I'll hand these out and let everyone guess who is thankful for what.

Even the kids will enjoy it!

Here's how:

1. Send out an email, or facebook message, or text, or call if you have that kind of time (just kidding, Mom),  and ask your wonderful family members to let you know what three specific things they are the most thankful for this year.

2. Keep a list on a beautiful, monogrammed notepad if you're a highly organized individual like me.

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3. Using picnik.com, upload a picture that has some white in it. I used the sock monkey giveaway picture because there is a lot of white space on the top right.

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4. Select the "Edit" tab, then "Crop." Draw your rectangle around the white space and press OK.

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5. Now select "Exposure" under the "Edit" tab and drag the exposure bar to the right to give yourself a completely blank picture. This will be the starting point for your design.

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6. Under the same "Edit" tab, select "Colors." Adjust the saturation and temperature bars to find a color that you love.

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7. Select the "Create" tab and click "Text."

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8. You can play around with your colors and fonts here. Have fun creating different-sized words in varying directions. I'm probably going to print mine out at home using our home printer.

Happy Thanksgiving!




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11 comments:

  1. OK, that's a cool idea, and you descibed how to do it very well! Thanks Erin!

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  2. Cute...good luck hosting Thanksgiving!

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  3. Erin that is such a great idea! I love that kind of thing. I usually ask that each guest speak at the dinner regarding what they are thankful for ...but with this idea...it will last long past the dinner. Your Thanksgiving will be awesome!
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  4. That is awesome! I would love for you to link up at my Strut Your Stuff Party!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-party.html

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  5. This is such a cute idea! TFS Hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  6. Love the Idea.I am going to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

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  7. That's a neat idea. So fun. I really like your table runner, too. I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving. I signed up to follow you.

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  8. omg.. genius! i was so jealous of everyone creating awesome subway art with their photo editing software.. i never would have thought of this..thank you sooooo much!

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  9. So cute!!! Where did you find all of your fun fonts??

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