Holiday Gratitude

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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
~William Arthur Ward

I am so grateful for all of my many blessing this past year and I am teaming up with Pilot Pen G2 to share gratitude this holiday season.

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This time of year and —especially this year— GRATITUDE has been a focus of mine.  It seems easy to get wrapped up in everyday life and forget how much we really have.  I know the elections were draining, personal life issues hit us all, and work at times seems never-ending but when we stop to realize a few good things each day life feels brighter.

Handwritten notes are a lost art.  I love receiving them in the mail; it feels like the sender took extra time out of their day to think of me.  To me, notes are the ultimate form of gratitude.  This year at our holiday celebration I am setting up a fun and creative corner in my home.  I am calling it my gratitude corner.  A table, some note cards, and a few sets of the Pilot G2 pens are all that it takes.  I want to encourage my guests to write down a few things or people they are grateful for this year.  Sometimes seeing things on paper helps us realize how real they are.  I want my guests to take home their gratitude and share it all year long!

For the kids try having them write a letter to Santa for all that they are grateful for this year.   You will be surprised by their honesty and humor!  If you don’t have enough room for a whole table try putting a pen at each place setting and a cute bit of card stock for everyone to write on.

I chose Pilot G2 pens because they are my favorite and because I know they will deliver a kick of powerful color.  A few months ago I started taking a faux calligraphy class and the instructor recommended the G2 gel ink because it is specially formulated using pigments instead of dyes, resulting in that vibrant, beautiful color.  Plus, Pilot G2 is a great VALUE – it’s not too expensive and writes longer versus the average of branded competitors. There’s a reason it’s America’s favorite gel ink pen. The G2 gel ink pens feature a unique transparent barrel design and a comfortable rubber grip. The pen is retractable and features gel ink in 4-point sizes and 15 colors.  I have them all and use them for everything from shopping lists, journaling, faux calligraphy, and coloring books.

**If you still have a creative on your gift list try a coloring book and a pack of Pilot G2 pens!  Pilot G2 pens are available at Target and on Amazon.  Or PilotPen.US use code SWAY20 for 20% off select products.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pilot Corporation of America.

See more of my gift guides here and let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried the pilot pen g2 before!



  1. December 19, 2016 / 1:09 pm

    What a fun idea!

  2. December 20, 2016 / 12:11 pm

    Makes me wish I knew how to do some calligraphy!

  3. December 20, 2016 / 10:15 pm

    If only I was that creative! Love your gift ideas!

  4. December 21, 2016 / 6:06 am

    I’ve been obsessed with Pilot pens for years! Love them.



  5. December 21, 2016 / 2:24 pm

    Such a great post! Love all of your festive decor <3

  6. Anna English
    December 21, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    Such a great gift idea, I adore this!

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