Festive Thanksgiving Placecards

We were asked to bring placecards for Thanksgiving dinner this year, and Emily thought these turned out so cute! She cannot wait to show them to all our family and friends. If your child is old enough to write, this is a great way to get in some handwriting practice. Emily enjoyed learning how to spell all of our relatives names.

I found votive candles (both the candle and the glass votive holders) came in packs of 12 at Big Lots for $6. They were intended to be used for weddings, but I thought they would work perfectly for Thanksgiving dinner too.
We used card stock in fall colors, and Emily wrote out the names with black marker.
Then, she wanted to decorate the names to make them look fancy!
I used pinking shears on the edges, and a hole punch at the top. Threaded through some ribbon and they were done!

Simple and easy! We cannot wait to see them all lit up around the table!

Wishing everyone a very safe and happy Thanksgiving!!


  1. Sew Impatient says

    Very cute idea! I wish I'd thought of that for OUR wedding, and too bad Canadian Thanksgiving is over…
    And I Love the writing! Very neat and creative 🙂

  2. Stephanie Griffith says

    Those are so cute! I love them.

  3. Hi Valerie

    They will look beautiful on the table – so festive. They are extra special because Emily wrote out all the names and she made them look very fancy.

  4. I really like this idea. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Very cute.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving Valerie — hope you have a great day!

  7. Those are really cute and unique. I'm sure they'll look beautiful on the table.

  8. learningandlivingbyfaith says

    What a cute idea! I think I'll use it at Christmas time, just change the colors!

  9. The Domestic Contessa says

    Once again – great idea! These would make great Christmas holders, too – guests could take them home for small gifts or favors, too! I've linked to you!