Thanksgiving Gratitude Advent Calendar

Hey dolls! We’ve had a busy last week over here with all this Twenty Wishes business… So today let’s focus on a fun craft!

Our friend, Britney of Jesse’s Girl, is here to share her Thanksgiving Gratitude craft with you. Britney is one of our XL sponsors for November, she is an absolute sweetheart, has a hilarious husband, the cutest little boy and we can’t wait for you to meet her!

Take it away Britney!!!


Hi Truly Lovely friends! I’m Britney, but you can call me Jesse’s Girl. I’m excited to be guest posting with Kassi and Kayli on Truly Lovely today!

Today I’m going to share with you my Thanksgiving Gratitude Advent Calendar that I made for November. In my opinion, the whole month of November leading up to Thanksgiving, should be dedicated to gratitude. It’s a month that should be spent finding and recognizing the blessings in your life and sharing your thankfulness with those that helped bring those blessings to your life.

When I thought about making an advent calendar for Thanksgiving, I knew that it had to include gratitude. Here is what I came up with:

Fall scrapbook paper (I used 6 designs and 5 plain colors)
Paper cutter
Fall embellishments
Mini envelopes
Mini clothespins

1. Count out 22 envelopes (one for each day of November up to Thanksgiving). 

2. Fold the envelope flaps inside the envelope (or cut them off). You won’t need the flaps for the project and they will just get in the way.

3. Cut out 22 rectangles of scrapbook paper to glue to each envelope. I cut mine to 3.25″ x 2″ and made 2 of each of my 11 papers.

4. Glue one paper to each envelope.

5. Add embellishments to each envelope.

6. Cut the twine to the length you need for where you’re hanging it.

7. Using the clothespins, attach the envelopes to the twine. 

8. Cut out strips of paper to write what you’re thankful on. I chose to use one color of paper for each person in my family, so I cut 22 green papers for Jess, 22 orange for Ryan, and 22 yellow for me.

9. You can either place all the strips in the envelopes to begin with, or you can make a pile of them and stick them in each day when you write on them.

10. Hang it up and enjoy!
I’m so excited to take a couple minutes each night to sit with my family and write down something we are thankful for! What a great month it is!


You still have time to whip up a CUTE November gratitude advent! And regardless… you still have time to be thankful for your blessings!
Thanks for sharing your fun idea with us Britney!!!!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely


  1. Thanks for having me!!

  2. Super cute idea! I think it would be fun to read these on Thanksgiving day… before the FEAST! 🙂

    • Kassi @ Truly Lovely says:

      THAT is a GREAT idea!!! Definitely a fun way to celebrate all that you’re thankful for!

  3. Ahhh this is a GREAT idea… I wish I had seen this in like, September so that my slacker self could have it done for November!

  4. Love a cute AND meaningful project! Thanks for sharing ~ have a great weekend, ladies!
    xo Heidi