Funny Thanksgiving poems for scrapbooks make great journaling supplements for your layouts. When you're at a loss for words, a poem can be the perfect way to express your feelings about the holiday.
Topics for Thanksgiving Poetry
If you've been scrapbooking for quite some time, you may find it challenging to put a fresh spin on each year's Thanksgiving layout. After all, how many ways are there to scrapbook pictures of people eating turkey?
Funny Thanksgiving poems for scrapbooks add a bit of humor to your layout and help supplement your regular journaling. Topics for Thanksgiving poems for scrapbooks can include:
- Kitchen mishaps
- Eating too much
- Watching football
- Seeing out of town relatives
- Unusual things you are thankful for
Online Poetry Resources
If you're looking for funny Thanksgiving poems for scrapbooks, LoveToKnow Scrapbooking suggests visiting the following helpful Web sites:
- Poem Source has several humorous Thanksgiving poems that are appropriate for both scrapbooking and card making projects.
- Abundant Fun has an archive of funny holiday poems submitted by visitors to the site. There are Thanksgiving poems, as well as poems for Christmas, Halloween, Valentine's Day, and other special occasions.
- Thanksgiving World has a poem called "Five Fat Turkeys" that would be a cute addition to a children's scrapbook layout celebrating the holiday.
Writing Funny Thanksgiving Poems for Scrapbooks
If you can't find a poem you like online, consider writing your own. Even if you hated English class in high school, writing a poem is a fun way to add interest to your scrapbook journaling.
To add a touch of humor to your Thanksgiving scrapbook layout, try writing a haiku. This type of poem is very easy for beginners because it doesn't need to rhyme. A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry with 17 syllables. The first line has five syllables, the second line has seven syllables, and the third line has five syllables. LoveToKnow Freelance Writing has an article featuring tips on how to write a haiku poem that can help you get started.
An acrostic poem is another type of poem that is very easy for beginners to write. Pick a word that is associated with the season, such as family, friends, turkey, or blessings. Then, think of a word or phrase that starts with each letter in the topic word you've chosen. For example, the F in a poem about family could be for "fun times we have together."
To make a truly special layout, consider inviting your dinner guests to help you compose a Thanksgiving poem. Provide pens and note cards for everyone, then offer a small prize for the person who comes up with the best funny Thanksgiving poem.
Adding Interest to Your Journaling
Once you've chosen the perfect poem for your scrapbook layout, it's time to add this journaling to your page. Turn your poem into a decorative element by trying one or more of the following techniques:
- Replace the initial letter of the first line in the poem with a chipboard monogram.
- Replace key words with stickers, rub-on embellishments, or free dingbat fonts.
- Use chalk or watercolor paints to selectively highlight words from the text of your poem.
- Print the poem on vellum, then attach it to your page with a ribbon bow.
- Print your poem on a transparency, then use eyelets or brads to attach it over your photo. It will appear as if the text is printed directly on your image.