Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, and it’s the perfect time to focus on gratitude and the small, simple gifts that we can give each day. Gifts like kindness and love don’t cost anything, but have such a powerful impact. We came across this quote from L.O. Baird and we felt it perfectly summed up what this time of year is truly about. Click here to download, print, and maybe even frame this lovely quote. Hang it in your office or home, or even better, give it to a friend or loved one.
We’re coming up on Thanksgiving when many of us feel that tingle of excitement at seeing friends and loved ones gathered round. We may also be feeling the tug of nostalgia for Thanksgivings gone by and people we may not be seeing this year. But we press on. Maybe this is the year we think outside the turkey and gift someone else with a Happy Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is a perfect time to express our appreciation for all that we have, for the people we love, the friends who are always there for us, and for the hope and spiritual resolve we need to carry us through difficult times. You can reach out to family and friends this holiday with our new Blue Mountain Thanksgiving cards. Simple Gifts captures the joy and magic of a woodland celebration and features the charming Shaker hymn that it is named for. You can send a smile with our new talking cards, Happy Collie Days and Let’s Talk Turkey. And for a big laugh, you can share our diva turkey, Gloria, who will sing her hilarious parody of “I Will Survive.”
So let us be grateful for the trials we’ve survived, the blessings we enjoy today, and the joys and challenges yet to come. Whatever your plans for the holiday, we here at Blue Mountain want you to know we are ever grateful for your kind attention and wish you a warm and wonderful Thanksgiving.
We also have a brand new, beautifully Thanksgiving-inspired desktop background for your computer, phone, and even your Facebook cover image.
Thank goodness for Thanksgiving! We all get so caught up in the daily busy-ness of life that it’s easy to sideline what matters most, which is why Thanksgiving is so special. It makes us stop and take note of what truly matters in our lives. That’s why we created these special printables for you to cut out and set at each place-setting on your Thanksgiving table. There are four different place setting templates to choose from. Simply decide which style you like best and click on the link under the image to download and print your cards!
Traditionally place cards suggest a larger formal sit down dinner; however place cards can be used to add a special touch to any casual get together as well! They are the first thing your guest will see when they sit down, so why not have some fun and set the tone for your festivities!
As guests arrive, point them to their Thanksgiving place setting cards and invite them to fill out what they’re thankful for as they mingle and enjoy appetizers or cocktails. Then, whether you decide to do it as part of the blessing, before the meal, or afterwards, go around the table and have everyone share what they wrote. Hearing all the many reasons for which people are grateful reminds us to cherish all we have and, more importantly, who we have to share it with.
Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away, and as you pack up your Halloween decorations, the Thanksgiving decor is probably making its debut. If you need a little Thanksgiving craft inspiration, we have it right here, from one of our very own Blue Mountain family members!
1. Autumn Wreath
2. Painted Acorn
3. Pom Pom Flowers
4. Family Turkey painted pumpkin
5. Thanksgiving Table Runner
6. Pumpkin Pom Pom Garland
Alison Osborn is an art director here at BlueMountain.com, and when she’s not creating beautiful eCards, she loves to make her own beautiful works of art for her home. After seeing some amazing Halloween decorations, we had to have her share what she’s been working on for Thanksgiving. To learn more about Alison, click here, and you can see more of her crafts on Pinterest!