Place cards ~ do they have a place at your table?
If you don’t have them chances are your Thanksgiving guests won’t leave saying…
“Well, the turkey she raised and cooked to perfection & the cranberry sauce she made from her bog of berries & the vegetables she grew from her raised beds & the pie she made from her home grown heirloom apples & the center piece she whittled from a fallen tree in her yard…well, those things were all nice, but…did you notice there were no place cards?!“
“I certainly did!!! Can you believe that, no place cards!? Next year it’s Aunt Millie’s!”
No they won’t – because place cards do not make or break a holiday meal. That being said, they do elevate the occasion. Don’t you think?
People like to have a “place”. They stand around wondering – not wanting to sit in anybody’s spot. I bet your family has “spots”. Mine does. So place cards at a holiday meal not only elevate, but take out the guess work.
These place cards are easy to make, and dare I say, are lovely! This is what you need:
- Cinnamon sticks
- stiff twine or thin cording
- flowers and/or greenery
- a small tag
- hole punch
- pinking shears (if u want to get snazzy!)
Slide the twine or cording through the cinnamon stick and tie the ends together at the mid point.
Insert the flowers and/or greenery in to the end with the bigger gap. Trim ends if needed.
Add ribbon, twine or other embellishment & tie. Add hole punched tag with name & tie again.
Wasn’t that easy? If you don’t use any glue, which you don’t need & I didn’t. You can reuse the cinnamon stick to make your house smell great. Click here to learn how.
These place cards will have a place on my table this Thanksgiving along with our traditional Thankful Cards.
You’ll want to see what all the other bloggers have planned for Thanksgiving so do take the Progressive Thanksgiving Dinner Tour. What fun! The links are below.
** Kelly **
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