7 Ideas for Thanksgiving Scrapbook Layouts

Gratitude, a stuffed turkey, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, friends, and family: Thanksgiving Day has come to your home.

Now it's time to scrapbook all the memories you are grateful for. We have collected seven of our very best Thanksgiving layouts to get your creative juices going for your delicious Thanksgiving pages.

Here's 7 ideas for your Thanksgiving Day pages that are unique and look professionally designed but you can easily recreate a similar page with your photos.

Use a Special Photo for the Focal Point

"Patiently Waiting" by Jodi Benson

Put the people or person you're grateful for front and center on your Thanksgiving layouts this year.

Jodi placed the photo of one of her granddaughters as the focal photo for her Thanksgiving spread. The whole layout becomes a frame for her patient blondie. Jodi used L Corners dies to crop two different pattern papers - a dark wood grain and a colorful fall leaf paper as the first frame. The outer frame is a pattern of 2x2 Leaf dies in the corners, 2x2 food pictures, and 2x2 photos of Jodi's family making and eating their delicious Thanksgiving dinner ( 2x2 grid size is actual size 2.125x2.125 inches). 

This Layout Features: 12x12 Forest Grid Paper, L Corners, Leaf Die, and the Basic Die Bundle. Pattern paper from Carta Bella™.

Add a Thanksgiving Recipe or Menu


"Thanksgiving 2017" by Paije Potter - Pattern #466 & #621

Adding a family recipe is a wonderful way to help tell your Thanksgiving story.

If you don't have a recipe you want to write out, you can always write down your Thanksgiving Day meal plan. Paije detailed her family's Cracker Barrel meal on this 2017 layout with the Thankful For...Journaling Blocks. It's a great way to add journaling and tell the whole story of your Thanksgiving Day. She also journaled what she was grateful for that year and we love the words and how they complete this two page Thanksgiving layout.

Get the Thankful For... Journaling Blocks Free Printable here.

This Layout Features: 12x12 Military Green Grid Paper, Leaf Die, Alphabet 3, Free Download - Grateful For..., the Layering Die Bundle, and the Basic Die Bundle.

Record the Extra Activities of the Day


"Thanksgiving Ride" by Amanda Jones - Pattern #203

 A Thanksgiving layout of only the pre-Thanksgiving or post Thanksgiving activities may be in order if you have a busy family.

Amanda had four small ones this Thanksgiving and was able to keep them busy with a ride on the trailer and lawn mowers before and after the holiday meal. Another activity many families enjoy is watching the big game. A great photo opportunity would be when a touchdown is scored or a pass intercepted - capture the big emotional response. Maybe your family takes a walk or decorates the Christmas Tree.

Don't forget to take pictures of your family and friends doing their Thanksgiving traditions.

This Layout Features: 12x12 Derby Grid Paper from the Renaissance Collection (discontinued), Acorn Borders Die Set, Alphabet 3, and the Basic Die Bundle. Pattern paper from Basic Grey™.

Tell Your Thanksgiving Day Story


"Thanksgiving 2020" by Paije Potter - Pattern #344

A large journaling block is very visually appealing and it tells the whole story of your Thanksgiving Day.

Whenever you gather a group of people together, especially family there are always stories to be told. Save the more colorful stories for your personal diaries, but tell the reason why and the fun details of your Thanksgiving meal on your scrapbook layouts. If you struggle to journal, simply answer the questions: who, why, where, when, and what you ate of course!

This Layout Features: 12x12 Cloves Grid Paper from the Harvest Collection, Whimsy 3x3 & 3x4 Die, and the Basic Die Bundle. Pattern paper from PhotoPlay™.

Keep it Simple


"Happy Thanksgiving" by Paije Potter - Pattern #500

You may be busy this Thanksgiving and you are short on time and energy, or you may be a beginner to Mosaic Moments® or scrapbooking in general. You may have even skimped on your Thanksgiving Day photos.

That's ok, whatever the reason, you can still create a beautiful simple layout!

With the Mosaic Moments® system you can display your photos in a precise way on the grid and they will look professionally designed. Crop your photos and mats with only the Basic Die Bundle. Add a Turkey Cornerstone, like Paije did above and you have a lovely, easy, and quick Thanksgiving page for your scrapbook.

This Layout Features: 12x12 Eggplant Grid Paper from the Harvest Collection, Turkey Cornerstone, and the Basic Die Bundle.

Use a Specialty Die to Add Interest

"Thanksgiving 2021" by Paije Potter

Try using a specialty die like one of the Cutting Corners series dies for your Thanksgiving page.

Paije used the Fat-T die and it looks amazing. It's a simple crop of her pictures and they are instantly elevated. She cropped her photos with the Fat-T die so that the two cut-out corners face her center focal 4x4 journaling spot. She filled those cut-out corners with a tiny leaf and mushroom pattern paper. This adds extra interest to her journaling and the whole page.

This Layout Features: 12x12 Cloves Grid Paper from the Harvest Collection, Fat-T Die, the Layering Die Bundle, and the Basic Die Bundle. Pattern paper from American Crafts™.

Scrapbook Even When There are No Thanksgiving Photos!

"Holiday for Two" by Tami Potter

You can absolutely make a Thanksgiving layout with no photos!

Maybe your day was too hectic or you were young and hadn't caught the scrapbooking bug yet. Whatever the reason, you can and should still add your Thanksgiving memories to your albums. Tami shared one of her Thanksgiving memory layouts with no photos and it's visually appealing and full of information she will continue to cherish in years to come. Not only did she tell the story of the Thanksgiving Day of 1988, but she added a memory of how each of them (Tami and Kevin), spent their Thanksgivings growing up.

No photo pages are a great way to try out new and different embellishing like the textured gold woven threads, stamped pinecones, and cornerstones. Learn more about No Photo Pages here.

This Layout Features: 12x12 Cocoa Grid Paper and the Basic Die Bundle.