Showing Gratitude with an “I’m Thankful For” Book

By Nicole Boggs /

It’s important to instill a sense of gratitude in your child from a young age. Teaching your Little to say a simple thank-you can help foster a lifelong mindset of gratitude. Using the All About Me photo book template, I created a custom ‘I am Thankful’ photo book, and completed with my 3-year-old daughter, Clara.  It was incredible to get a glimpse into her world, and the keepsake we created is absolutely priceless.

Why We Love Our “I’m Thankful For” Book


Clara LOVES seeing pictures of herself. If she sees a photo of herself, she’ll stare at it for a long, long time. It is the cutest!

Seeing a picture will jog her memory about an outing, or about someone we don’t see very often, opening up lots of fun discussion topics.

On the other hand, when I go to show Clara a picture on my phone, my heart skips a beat because there’s a very good chance she is NOT going to be giving that phone back any time soon without a fight. 


SO our Pinhole Press books have become my FAVORITE thing to share with both my children! These books are so sturdy they can withstand Clara’s rather aggressive turning of the pages.

I love the “All About” books that prompt her to answer some questions. They are a great way to document her ideas and thoughts at each age. I usually record Clara answering my prompts to look back on later, and she loves watching me write her ideas into the book.

It makes her feel important, valued, and like she “helped.” 


Kids only stay little for so long, so adding some recent pictures to a little album with some of their own words (or a combination of yours and theirs) is such a great way to document their childhood. And in the meantime, we enjoy looking at the albums together without fear that the pages will get torn and ruined. We leave these books all over the house so we can enjoy them again and again. 

Top 10 places to take a photo in Disney World: About the authorNicole Boggs is Mom to Clara and Walter and has been lucky enough to visit Disney World for mini-vacations hundreds of times. She shares all of her Disney planning tips and advice on her Instagram @WaltsWaytoVacation and blog. To follow Nicole’s family adventures, check out her Instagram @nicoleboggs