It’s the time of year to think about your table settings. Family gatherings and lots of parties mean lots of details. Check out the end of this post for Free Thanksgiving Place Cards that you can simply print and cut. (You could also use them for Buffet Place Cards.)
I love Thanksgiving. A holiday that is centered around food and gratitude. What’s not to love? I also love that I don’t host Thanksgiving.
Long before “Friendsgiving” was a thing, my brother and sister-in-law started a tradition of hosting Thanksgiving. Many of their friends work over the holiday and can’t make it to see family. They host a big buffet dinner so that anyone who is around can come and celebrate. They provide turkey, stuffing, and sweet potatoes and everyone else brings a dish.
I’ve been in charge of the Green Bean Casserole since I was in high school. My mom has been doing the mashed potatoes since as far back as I can remember. And there’s always plenty of dessert.
My mouth is watering just thinking of it. I definitely love Thanksgiving.
The only thing that I sometimes miss is creating a place setting for the table. Since I can’t make my own, I can at least help you make one.
I’ve been on a pumpkin kick lately, so let’s keep it going with a Beaded Pumpkin Thanksgiving Place Card holder.
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Thanksgiving Place Cards Supplies
- 1 Beaded Pumpkin (see DIY Beaded Pumpkin)
- Card stock
- Place card files (Free at the end of this post)
This DIY Beaded Pumpkin is a great project for many different holidays: fall decor, Halloween, or Thanksgiving Place Cards. It’s simple enough for kids, but cute enough to appeal to everyone.
Follow the tutorial to make the beaded pumpkin. When you are folding the stem, fold it like a clip holder or to create a sort-of stand.
Visit the end of this post to download the Free Thanksgiving Place Cards. Simply print and cut the place cards. You can hand write the names. If you’re feeling fancy, you can look up Hand Lettering and write the names in a fancy font.
Then insert your place card into the Beaded Pumpkin holder. Add it to your place setting (or buffet) and you’ve got one more Thanksgiving detail done.
When Big was not quite 2 years old, we hosted Thanksgiving. There were 6 adults and 2 babies. We decided to go around the table to say what we were thankful for. Everyone said the usual family, friends, loved ones, etc. Then it was Big’s turn. We all looked at her expectantly and asked, “What are you thankful for?” She looked at us and said, “Mmmm, gravy!”
Every year we tell that story at Thanksgiving. It never gets old.
I am grateful to have wonderful memories to share and family stories to tell.
This holiday season (and all year long) it is important to take the time to think about what we are grateful for. Life is busy and it goes by fast. As Ferris Bueller says, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”