We at Cardstore hope you’re spending the day with family, a thankful spirit, and plenty of turkey and other yummy delights! With all the hectic rushing around of the holidays right around the corner, Thanksgiving can be a welcome break to sit back and reflect on all the wonderful people that make your life worth living. As you feast on delicious Thanksgiving eats, who are the people that you’re thankful for? What sort of things have made your life special this year? Thanksgiving is a great time to contemplate your blessings–big and small–and to thank those that help to create them. What are three blessings that have made your life special this past year?
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After spending this weekend harvesting buckets of walnuts, I’m definitely starting to get geared up for Thanksgiving. It’s always fun to add a nutty touch to your Thanksgiving decor and recipes, and nut-themed decor is sure to get Thanksgiving guests thinking of their favorite part of the meal–the pecan pie for dessert! Here’s a few ideas:
Cardstore.com Every Nut Thanksgiving Card
Martha Stewart Walnut Place Cards and Acorn Napkin Ties
Country Living Chocolate-Pecan Tartlets
Pottery Barn Acorn Salt & Pepper Shakers
Williams-Sonoma Fall Pie Crust Cutters
I know, what could be less glamorous than a casserole carrier? That’s what I thought until I found this Casserole Carrier from Vonny Los Angeles, found via Hostess With the Mostess. With the cool colors and patterns, these casserole carriers are so cool! It’s a little late for Thanksgiving, but I know this will come in handy for upcoming holiday parties!
We’re getting closer to Thanksgiving day, (2 days! so close!) and I’m trying to come up with ways to show how thankful I am for who and what I have around me. I’m absolutely loving this Acorn Squirrel Thanks card designed by Driscoll Design because of it’s sweet and heartfelt design; what’s more endearing than adorable squirrels saying thanks? Here’s to hoping you have a happy, healthy, and thankful Thanksgiving holiday!
Acorn Squirrel Thanks Thanksgiving Card from Cardstore.com
Acorn Munching Squirrel from Flickr photographer
… make your own gift wrap? Inspired by this post from DIY genius design*sponge, I’m now obsessed with the idea of making my own gift wrap for the holidays. With some cute stamps, paints, and some basic paper, I think this is something that could turn out really well; even for me! Might as well do it now so the paper is ready when you need to do your gift wrapping!
… start making room for guests? If your planning on having guests over this Thanksgiving, I’m sure it’s going to be the start of a long holiday season with family and friends going in and out of your home. This post, Making Room for Guests from Home Design With Kevin Sharkey has some awesome tips about how to start preparing for them now. This weekend is the perfect time to get it all done before the Thanksgiving and subsequent holiday rush!
. . . Start planning a dessert buffet? I was very inspired by this post over at Project Wedding Blog which gave me all sorts of ideas to spice up my Thanksgiving desserts, both visually and taste-wise. Go take a look to get inspired, and start planning a dessert buffet of your own!
. . . Plan your perfect thanksgiving table? We all know that the food takes front and center at Thanksgiving, but don’t forget how much time will be spent at the dinner table! I’m in charge of making a beautiful Thanksgiving table setting this year, and I’m getting myself psyched up with some of these ideas from Martha Stewart!
Don’t stress about finding a hostess gift or treat for the office this year, See’s Candies has created a delicious and festive box of chocolates anyone would be thankful for.
With almost a week until Thanksgiving, I find thoughts of decorations, food, and family fun for the night are all I am thinking about! To celebrate this upcoming holiday, today’s Take 2 Tuesday features the stars of the night; turkeys! I love the modern and pretty turkey on this Great Arrow Graphics Thanksgiving card, and think it matches perfectly with this photo of a stunning wild turkey. Hope your week leading up to the holiday is filled with fantastic anticipation!
Turkey Close-up Thanksgiving Card from Cardstore.com
Wild Turkey from Flickr photographer John Dykstra
This year start preparing for Thanksgiving with this all purpose tool set from Williams-Sonoma. These kitchen tools are perfect for prepping food in the kitchen and then using to serve and make the Thanksgiving table beautiful. Also a great housewarming gift that anyone will be thankful to receive!
- Brined Roast Turkey from Williams-Sonoma
- Bacon Smashed Potatoes from Epicurious
- Pumpkin, Corn, and Lemongrass Soup from Gourmet
- Green Beans with Toasted Walnuts and Dried-Cherry Vinaigrette from Bon Appetit
- Carmel Pumpkin Pie from Gourmet
- Cranberry and Orange Relish from Real Simple
- Baby Winter Squash with Spiced Orange-Current Stuffing from Bon Appetit
- Mixed-Mushroom and Tarragon Gravy from Bon Appetit
- Pumpkin Cake with Sage Ice Cream and Pumpkin Cherry Compote from Gourmet
With Thanksgiving on the way, I’ve been leafing through my favorite cooking magazines to put together the menu for this year. Above are some of my old favorites and some new recipes I can’t wait to try out!
I don’t know about you, but I’m already preparing for the big Thanksgiving dinner my family will host later this month. A huge focus on the food is always made, but oftentimes we forget about making the table look just as special. This year, I’m trying to remedy that, and will be using this Harvest Runner from EmersonMade for my inspiration. How pretty is it with the beautiful message of “Giving Thanks”?