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No, Thank You – Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards

Thanksgiving Squirrel

First things first. Reader, I married him. (A post for another day but I couldn’t return to this corner of the blogosphere and not mention it.)

I wrote my last blog post on November 24, 2014, and I find it funny that I sit here writing the next post 365 days later. Literally. Quite a bit has happened in the last twelve months and I’ve been swimming in gratitude for some time. So, I suppose it’s fitting that I am posting this two days before Thanksgiving.

My family is far from formal but we have a thing for place cards with our parties. And as the resident calligrapher, I have been in charge of them for ages. Some people have a signature dish. I have paper goods. Here are the cards I am placing around the thirty-plus chairs at our feast this year. I thought maybe you could use them, too. Just click the link below, save the PDF, and print them on your paper of choice. I’m using white card stock but I think they’d look fabulous on kraft paper, too.

Wishing you and yours love, laughter, and leftovers (grab leftover labels in the post from a year ago today). xo A

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A friend asked if I’d make her some labels to add to care packages she sends home with friends and family after Christmas Eve dinner. I thought it was a fabulous idea. For Christmas Eve and Christmas and New Year’s, too. And because she’s one of my dearest friends and most giving friends, when I mentioned sharing them here as well, she agreed the more the merrier.type a leftover cookie labels

Whether your holiday food is homemade (see cookies in reusable container) or store bought at Whole Foods (see roasted pumpkin, cranberries and arugula in takeout container), it doesn’t matter. The time spent with family and friends -eating, drinking and being merry – that’s what it’s all about, right? type a takeout semi homemade labels

You can print them on full sheet sticker paper or grab some cardstock and, using ribbon or washi tape, add them to boxes or bags. I’ve made them with and without graphics, and if you want to use a 2″ circle punch on the graphics-free version, simply scale it down to about 75% when printing. I found that worked well.

(Fine print-y things: you can use them however you’d like for personal use. Please don’t repost the files online on your own site or sell them. Enjoy! xo a)

Simply click the link below the labels you want to print, save the PDF to your desktop and print when ready! Happy, merry, TYPE A holidays. xo a

P.S. I’m hoping by next year to have perfected the pumpkin/arugula recipe – will keep you updated if you want it!

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