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Leftover Labels: The Thanksgiving Edition

I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual. – Henry David Thoreau

Holidays are complicated. I like to simplify things a la Thoreau, or more precisely, I’d like to simplify them but haven’t quite figured out how to do so, and until then I like to simplify things for other people. Very Emma Woodhouse of me, I know.

A friend asked me to design holiday leftover labels last Christmas, which I thought was a great idea and I shared them on le blog. When I decided (yesterday) to make some again for Thanksgiving, I knew I either had time to design labels or do a photoshoot of labels but not both. So yes, the image above is a total Photoshop from last year and few would probably notice unless I pointed it out, but there you go. That’s simplifying-ish, right?

So, simply click the TYPE A Thanksgiving labels below to download and you’re all set to assemble those leftovers you send home with friends and family Thursday night. Print them on full-sheet sticker labels (for the graphics-free ones I’d opt for kraft paper ones) or use cardstock for tags on bags of leftovers. Happy care-packaging. Because the only thing better than food on Thanksgiving is that same food the very next day.

P.S. November 29th is Small Business Saturday. Whether you do the Black Friday thing or not, consider supporting a small business or two on Saturday. Small business owners, like me, would be thankful for your visit.

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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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