How to Make a Gratitude Journal

Whether you’re making a gratitude journal for yourself, as a gift or you want to sell money journals, this video gives you the tips and suggestions you need. Plus, using tools like Canva makes it super easy to create a journal for personal or commercial use…and fast. You can even use our templates to make it even easier.

What is a Gratitude Journal and Why Would You Want to Keep One?

A gratitude journal is a personal diary in which individuals regularly record things they are thankful for, whether big or small.

By fostering a practice of gratitude, people have reported reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety and improvement of overall well-being, increased happiness and life satisfaction. Gratitude journaling also builds resilience by encouraging individuals to find gratitude in both joyful and challenging moments, while strengthening relationships by expressing thanks and appreciation to others.

Some writing prompts for a gratitude journal might include:
  •     Reflect on three things you're thankful for today.
  •     Highlight a small joy from today's experiences.
  •     Express gratitude for a supportive person.
  •     Consider what made you smile today.
  •     Acknowledge a positive surprise in your day.

Some pages you might include in a gratitude journal:

  • Daily gratitude inventory- general or maybe in specific life areas like family, friends, work, home, romantic relationships, material possessions
  • 30 days of expressions of gratitude
  • Tracking your feelings and transformations in the gratitude practice process

If you want to learn more about making journal prompts, read or watch our journal prompt creation tutorial. Then, let's move onto making your journal.

How to Create a Gratitude Journal Using Canva

Gratitude Journal Customization Ideas

The video at the top of this page shows you how to edit your gratitude journal cover, by customizing fonts, understanding layers, adding text and images.

It also demonstrates creating a "Weekly Gratitude Notes" page for your journal and includes other journal customization tips and ideas.

Gratitude Journal Templates

To make it easier to get started, creating our own money journal for commercial or personal use, we have the templates to get you started.

Let us help make fast work of creating and publishing your gratitude journal to help you and/or your customers manage their financial future.

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