Tag Archives: Thanksgiving Cards

Stop and Smell the Rosemary

Thanksgiving is one week away. And although this is a close runner-up to my favorite holiday (Halloween counts, right?) I cherish this particular gathering for multiple reasons…the food, the people, the smells, the decor – but also the personal touches found through writing.

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This being our 6th year of hosting Thanksgiving, I’ve found myself searching for fresh ideas to bring handwriting into our family tradition. One new find I picked up at Paper Source the other day is the Grateful Wreath Kit, a family writing activity that welcomes the theme of gratitude way before the holiday begins. It’s also a piece that can be displayed for years to come.

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Each year we ask our guests to write down thoughts of gratitude on a small, festive card which I hold on to for reflection the following year. As I will continue with this tradition, I love the idea of placing the written cards in this beautiful, Giving Thanks book (at least this keeps track of the children’s thanks!). There is room to write your seasonal reflections and the book provides questions to ponder, making this a valued treasure in your family’s history…through written words!

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Of course there are many ways to bring a thoughtful touch to the gathering with handwritten place cards. Rip + Tan uses a simple Kraft gift tag with elegant writing for their festive table.

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I love the idea of using a rosemary sprig in place cards as Spoon Fork Bacon shared – simple.

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Direct your guests to their seats with name cards topped by the leftover leaves of Fall, needing only brown card stock and a white uni-ball pen. So simple yet beautiful.

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Get creative (and cheap and easy) with your Thanksgiving placemats by using these lovely, hand lettered templates from Oh My Deer Handmades (this girl has talent!).

And when you can’t be with the people you love, remind them they’re on your mind with one of these cards from Brown Ink Paper Goods (still plenty of time for you to receive by early next week)…

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People are adoring this ‘old school Thanksgiving Cranberry card this year.

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Harvest Set would be a lovely and perfect hostess gift for the season (images taken at Union Market in NYC by the uber popular A Guy Named Patrick).

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Over the river and through the woods…with the Turkey on Car we go!

Time to stop and smell the rosemary, the herb which stands for memories. I’ll be back with more ideas to make this holiday even more memorable.

    Christmas Pajamas

    Last Friday I was awoken by my six year-old, Oliver, announcing there was something I must see outside on the lawn. Thankfully, what he thought was snow was actually a nice, white layer of frost which melted away by the time breakfast had been consumed. However, this incident, combined with ordering my children’s matching Christmas pajamas later that day, (which Nick is a bit over with at this point!), the impending arrival of Winter has begun to sink in. Thankfully, we have a few more Autumn holidays to celebrate before we start decking the halls!

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    All Holiday paper goods are now in the store – Perfect time to stock up on tags, cards and more!

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    Stay tuned for Holiday Pop-Up Shops in the Twin Cities next month. Such a goodness around town!

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      Gratitude

      Most people don’t think of Thanksgiving as a card-sending holiday. I do. No one is expecting anything in the mail besides junk mail and loads of holiday catalogues. So why not wish a friend a peaceful Thanksgiving, (especially if you know they are hosting a bus load of relatives and friends), or send a simple reminder of your feelings of gratitude.

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      I was tickled this week to open the mail to this sweet card from my friend Nellie. Wiley Valentine makes classic cards with a twist of humor in each one.

      You can personalize your card with this Turkey Propaganda from Treat.

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      Looking for a kid project? Stop at Paper Source or your local craft store to grab a pumpkin or turkey stamp and start making a mess your grandparents will love to receive!

      Thanksgiving Handmade Greetings Craft

      Or handmade greeting cards can be an extension of thumb painting and turned into beautiful greeting cards for Thanksgiving. 

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      My friend Sarah over at The Paper Chronicles mentioned a card perfect for your vegetarian friend. Created for an original handcut collage, La Familila Green finds humor in the obvious.

      Sarah also pointed out the number of cards received on Thanksgiving is a surprisingly large one…15 million. Wow.

       

      My absolute favorite Thanksgiving card is one sold right here at Brown Ink Paper Goods, lucky you. Hartland Brooklyn’s So Thankful For You is fabulous to have on hand any time of year. Why not send a card on a day when a friend least expects a handwritten correspondence?

      It’s good for everyone’s soul to share your gratitude.