I know many of us will be hosting plenty over the next couple of months, which is super fun and exciting but it can also be stressful. So I’m sharing some place cards I’ve used in the past for our Thanksgiving tables in the hope to inspire you and help you design a beautiful table.
It’s these small details that can make a huge impact but the trick with these “small details” is to start early so they don’t become “big pain in the butt & stressful details”.
I’ve started the tradition to make the place cards preform double duty. A place card and also our gratitude journal for the day where we can write what we’re thankful for and share it with our friends and family around the table.
One of my absolute favorites was using Thanksgiving themed silhouettes on large shipping tags.
I tied them to pine cones at each place setting and all our guests took theirs home as a memento since they loved them so much.
I reprinted some of them so I could create a garland banner with the four from our family. I love silhouettes so this was so much fun to create and share with all our guests.
§ vintage post cards
Other graphics I love include vintage post cards.
I found a whole bunch online that I could use for free for personal purposes.
I added everyone’s name to a different image and placed them at each place setting using a gardening frog.
This just added another fun little detail.
This last one requires the least amount of work if you are not savvy around the computer, altering images and|or printing custom items.
Just purchase some decorative tags, I chose kraft paper tags, and slide them into pretty envelopes where you can write each guest’s name. I stamped the names on my envelopes but you can use a gold or silver sharpie or whatever pen you choose.
I chose vellum envelopes because it provides a glimpse inside without showing you the whole thing. just a little bit of suspense.
it is a wonderful ritual to have everyone write down what they are thankful for. Then we go around the table and share our gratitude and blessings with everyone. It makes for great conversation and it reminds everyone of why we all gather around the table and share this food together and make these memories. I love reading them from year to year and see how my kids’ handwriting has changed and their thoughts have matured. It makes for great memory keeping and jazzing up your thanksgiving table.
I have some ideas for this year & will share real soon.
“Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude.”