Thanksgiving ideas with a modern twist

Thanksgiving InvitationOur friends at celebrations.com have created a thanksgiving feast to impress even the stuffiest of guests. Using our Elegant Gratitude Thanksgiving invitation as their inspiration, the decorations, table settings and menu incorporate simple, natural elements with a modern twist of elegance.

Thanksgiving IdeasUsing a centerpiece of wheat stalks (find out how to make it yourself at celebrations.com) they anchored the display in a bed of leaf sprigs that echoed the invitation, supplementing the display with nuts, pumpkins, artichokes and acorns. Metallic coatings on the leaves add a touch of modern elegance.

Thanksgiving decorations

Chairs at the table were draped with tea towels featuring an ivory and brown artichoke pattern and tied with an organza ribbon. Place settings of yellow and orange plates were topped with pumpkins serving as place cards. The menu was kept to traditional favorites, but ended with a surprise: pumpkin parfaits instead of pie. Spiced nuts, also used in the salad, were sent home with the guests in decorated jars.

Thanksgiving treats

Finally, to help stimulate conversation at the table, a basket of conversation starters was passed around. Pear Tree Greetings’ Thanksgiving mini note cards, pre-personalized with the words “I am thankful for…” are a perfect way to get the conversation going.

For more Thanksgiving ideas, keep reading our blog. Or shop our collection of Thanksgiving invitations to get started planning your own feast.

Thank you to those serving our country

thank you for servingWe’re always looking for Thanksgiving ideas that add meaning to the celebration, and this idea is near the top of the list! If you know someone serving in the military, or someone who has family serving in the military, Thanksgiving can be a difficult time of year. It is an all-American holiday, a day that brings families together to celebrate the freedom and abundance we enjoy in this country—in stark contrast to the conditions our military members endure in war-torn countries overseas. What better way to give meaning to your Thanksgiving celebration than to reach out and thank these men and women for their sacrifice?

We encourage you to join us in getting out your personalized note cards and writing a few words of thanks to let a military service member know we appreciate the work they are doing and the sacrifice they are making. And when we sit down to our Thanksgiving meal with our loved ones, we will spend a moment thanking those who are serving their country far from home. For more Thanksgiving ideas, keep reading our blog.

Thanksgiving Recipe Cards

Here’s a Thanksgiving idea everyone will appreciate! Our Recipe Spotlight Thanksgiving photo cards let you share a recipe (and a photo) of your signature dish!

Recipe Spotlight -- Photo Thanksgiving Card

We just LOVE the photo-card-turned-recipe-card idea, plus the fact that it’s about food and you can’t deny that Thanksgiving is a lot about the food!

Do you and other family members have a signature dish that everyone anxiously awaits each Thanksgiving? Why not make everyone’s day and share these recipes along with your best Thanksgiving wishes? Your guests will be delighted! These special Thanksgiving photo cards can be personalized with a photo and recipe, and can be cut down to a perfect 4×6 recipe card size!

For more thoughtful Thanksgiving ideas like this one, keep reading our blog.

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