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Thanksgiving Place Cards

Today I am sharing with you a family tradition that we have been doing in our household

for as long as I can remember…

Thanksgiving Scripture Place Cards

My mother begin this tradition of writing out Thanksgiving or

Thankful Scriptures Verses on cards and using them as place cards for the table.


We each take turns reading our scripture,

usually ending with the “head” of the household who then prays for the meal.

Even the youngest can participate.

Usually it’s just a word, Hallelujah or Thank you God.


Here’s what you need.

I found these “gift cards” in AC Moore.

Card stock and stickers.

Some form of glue or tape.

I used mounting squares…


I started with a master list of scripture verses and who would get which verse

because I’m insanely organized…

Now, you can just write the verses out on the cards

but I chose to type and print them out on the card stock…

Cut the scripture verses out to fit inside your card…

Using the mounting squares, attach the card stock to the inside of the card.

Now comes the fun part!

Decorate the front of the card…

All done…

Here’s a card from a few years ago

done using the computer for everything…

I used card stock and printed an image along with each person’s name on the front and the scripture inside.

Then cut the card stock to the size I wanted.


You don’t have to use the computer.

When my mother first started this tradition she used index cards

and hand-wrote the scripture verses.


You can even have your children cut out leaves from

construction paper and write the scripture verses on the back

with your guests names on the front of the leaf.


If you prefer just a printable place card, please visit our earlier post

from Tracy at Busy Vegetarian Mom who shared some really cute printable options

you can use for place cards.

You can find that post HERE.


 Whatever you do, be creative and start a new

tradition with YOUR family this year!


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Originally from Queens, NY, Lois now calls northeastern PA home. You can find her blogging over at Walking on Sunshine where she shares a little of her life, but more importantly what’s for dinner at her house tonight. www.walkingonsunshinerecipes.com

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  1. I can’t thank you enough for sharing this idea. We began this year by having each read a scripture before we ate (our new tradition) and do believe the Lord blessed us extra good because of giving Him honor in this way. Our Thanksgiving brunch was the bestest time ever of fellowship and food. My kids don’t get together much during the year and one of my greatest joys is to see them interacting. I could NOT have been more pleased with all the ways God blessed us this year. Thanks again – big hugs to you! XO

  2. Fabulous idea! Sounds like a tradition we should begin in our household too. SO glad you shared this simple idea of sharing our thankfulness.

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