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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Lucky Us- Counting Our Blessings

I love things that help remind our family how blessed we are, so a couple of years ago for St. Patrick's Day I cut out letters saying "We Are So Lucky" and a handful of shamrocks and had our family write why we are blessed on them then we taped them up around our fireplace for the week of the holiday to remind us. I just have to tell you, I found them in a drawer the other day and was reading them and one that my daughter wrote was just so cute! It said that she was so lucky that "mom had me" awwww... Love it!



Anyway, I decided to do it again this year, and was actually hoping I could use the same letters but sadly no. The tape was all stuck together and then the paper peeled when I pulled them apart :o( So I made new ones and this time the light bulb turned on and I laminated them with contact paper. Two reasons- First, I won't have to cut them out again (yay!) and Second, the contact paper makes them wipe-able when you use a dry erase marker, we can write a new something on them every day if we want- brilliant! I can use them year after year :O)

I actually do a similar thing in the fall with leaves and you can guarantee I am going to laminate them this year, and I was thinking how cute would it be to make some Easter eggs to remember our blessings at Easter time when we are reflecting on the Savior? I am sure you will see another post about that ;o) But for now here are this years laminated shamrocks...Lucky us.



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14 comments:

Doreen said...

Great idea! It's always nice to stop and think what we are grateful for. Your new follower #94!

Jen said...

Brilliant! We do similar stuff with fall leaves. Spring is also a great time to incorporate gratitude. Thank you!

berg4 said...

I love these shamrocks! Great idea - I normally hang 4 from each window for a little decoration, but I like the idea of the contact paper and writing on them. Thanks for sharing!

Lindsey @ Inspiring Creations said...

What a fun and creative idea! Thanks for linking. :)

Paul and Celeste said...

I like to do that with autumn leaves, too! And just was inspired this year to laminate them, too. But I love the idea of expanding them to other seasons and holidays! :)

LouAnne said...

Oh, I like this very much! Great idea!

Kim @ It's a Crafty Life said...

Such a sweet idea to remind us of how good we have things! And super smart to laminate them! Thanks for sharing.

Megan said...

I am a big believer in counting your blessings. Great idea!

megan
craftycpa.blogspot.com

Ladybird Ln said...

What a great idea! I am not big into Saint Patrick's day, but I could go for this! Thanks for sharing your sweet idea.. You have a great blog!

ladybirdln.blogspot.com

Mama Peck said...

Fun idea!!!!

Christina @ The Tattered Tag said...

Congrats!! I see you have 100 followers. You have such fun & practical ideas!! I can't wait to share your St. Patrick's Day ideas with my children. Thanks bunches for linking to my blog bash K.I.S.S., one of the blessings I am grateful for. :)

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Maureen Kelly said...

I like your idea and am especially happy to see that this year you have a shamrock and not a four leaf clover. A lot of people may not realize that a shamrock is only three leafs. This is important to the Irish as St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Trinity. I really like your blag and all your wonderful ideas. Thank you.

The Loops said...

Very cute! I am your newest follower. I'd love for you to come by!

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Rachel at Sun Scholars said...

Such a great idea! Thanks for linking up with For the Kids Fridays!

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