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Gratitude Challenge Week 4: Creating a Gratitude Wall or Board

kristyna-squared-one-Ds9nKJhAi1s-unsplash-smCan you believe we are already in week 4 of the Waldron + Torchiana 6-week gratitude challenge?
Over the past few weeks, we have explored the foundations of gratitude, keeping a gratitude journal, and expressing gratitude through writing. This week, we are taking our gratitude practice one step further by getting creative and visual. It’s time to make your very own gratitude wall or board!

It’s time to make your very own gratitude wall or board!

Why Create a Gratitude Wall or Board?

A gratitude wall or board serves as a visual representation of all the things, big and small, that we’re
thankful for in our lives. By posting notes, photos, drawings, or quotes on a dedicated wall or board,
we create a tangible reminder to cultivate gratitude daily.

There are so many benefits to expressing gratitude visually:

  • It sparks creativity and allows your artistic side to shine through.
  • It’s a great activity for families, students, teams, and communities.
  • You can easily customize it and make it your own.
  • It cultivates mindfulness as you pause to appreciate the good around you.
  • It spreads positivity as you share and discuss the wall or board with others.
Whether you create a gratitude wall at home, in your office, classroom, or community space, it’s 
sure to ignite contagious optimism and joy.

Creating Your Gratitude Wall or Board

Expressing gratitude visually is meant to be a fun, creative process. Here are a few effortless steps to guide you:

  1. Find a space.This could be a wall, door, or bulletin board at home, work, school, or your community space.
  2. Gather supplies. Sticky notes, index cards, markers, photos, magazine cutouts, and any other crafty items you would like to include.
  3. Decide on your layout. Will it be a random collage of items or a structured grid or theme? Be creative!
  4. Start posting your gratitude! Write thank-you notes to loved ones, appreciation for nature, joy for simple pleasures - get inspired!
  5. Engage and reflect. Take time daily to read, add to, and appreciate your gratitude wall or board. Notice how it shifts your mindset.
  6. Invite others to contribute. Coworkers, family, friends, neighbors - invite others to add their gratitude and make it a shared community wall.
The wonderful thing about a gratitude wall or board is it can be continuously evolving to reflect the new
blessings that come into your life. Make it a ritual to pause and engage with your wall, allowing it to
anchor you in gratitude, optimism, and joy even on the toughest days.

Inspiration for Your Gratitude Wall or Board

Need a little inspiration to start on your gratitude wall or board? Here are some fun ideas:

  • Gratitude collage: Cut out inspiring images, words, and magazine quotes to create a gratitude 
    vision board.
  • Sticky note thank-yous: Keep sticky notes and pens nearby to jot down spontaneous gratitude 
    messages daily.
  • Photo memories: Print out meaningful photos or snap pics of people, places, and pets you’re 
    grateful for.
  • Artistic expressions: Get creative by drawing, painting, or crafting unique representations of 
  • Digital gratitude:Use platforms like Padlet or Pinterest if you prefer an online gratitude board.
  • Group gratitude: Have family members, coworkers, or students each contribute sticky notes to a shared board.

However you choose to express it, a gratitude wall or board is sure to be a great visual reminder of
all life's blessings, big and small. We can't wait to see the gratitude boards and walls you create this
week! Be sure to share photos on social media using #WTgratitude.

Let your wall or board be a catalyst to spark positivity and illuminate all the good that fills your days
and nights. Happy creating!

Here is our Waldron + Torchiana collection of visual gratitudes:

MISS A CHALLENGE? See all Gratitude Challenges for weeks one to six here.