I have such a simple diy for you to make for your Thanksgiving table! Each Thanksgiving I try to come up with ways to get everyone around our table to think about how blessed we are and contemplate on being thankful. This year I’ve made simple place cards with the word “THANKFUL” written on it and spaces for each person to fill in what they are thankful for! Simple and hopefully thoughtful!  Here’s a free printable for your table too!


Today is 10 MINUTE DECORATING… The Thanksgiving Edition! Make sure to stop and visit my friend’s blogs at the bottom of this post!



I put the little “Thankful” card on top of a white napkin and tied it up with an aqua velvet ribbon. Easy peasy! I was going to tie up a sprig of rosemary or a feather with the place card, but our sugar maple leaves are beautifully saturated with color right now so I added a leaf instead. 

I think this “Thankful” place card is such a sweet reminder of how blessed we are! 


To get a free “THANKFUL” printable like the one below click HERE.



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  1. Cute and easy! Just the way I like it. Thanks Yvonne for your inspiration with every post.

    1. Nell Ludwig says:

      What a wonderful idea for all of us to stop and count our blessings. So appreciate your blog Yvonne.

  2. Kathy olson says:

    Thank you for this idea. I love touches like this on the Thanksgiving table!

  3. Thank you. Simple idea but exactly what we all need to think about. A wonderful way to count our blessings.

  4. I love this idea. I usually have 25 people over for Thanksgiving dinner and this is a nice way for everyone to show how thankful they are for our wonderful lives and the wonderful people in our lives.

  5. Lucia Corwin says:

    Every one should take a long moment to remind themselves of what matters in life. Gratitude is what it is all about. Important to teach our children!!

  6. Deborah Hunter says:

    What a very cute idea, which reminds us all that we all have so much to be thankful for. I so enjoy seeing your wonderful ideas and fun suggestions each day. Thank you.

  7. I wrote a comment previously on this very thing. I do a leaf cut-out for every place setting and we write what we are thankful for, read it out loud, and tie it on a tree limb positioned in a demi-john for all to read. Keeping it simple but meaningful each year. Thanks for your continuous inspiration!

  8. The place cards are beautiful! Nice and elegant 🙂

  9. You are so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your blog with all of us! Love it!

  10. Beautiful and simple! Thank you for your refreshing ideas.

  11. What a great idea for a TG meal!

  12. I am thankful for this “Thankful” place card. We are having lots of family here this Thanksgiving and we are bringing home our newly adopted daughter the week before. We are blessed.

    1. Well, Kathy you certainly have more to be thankful for than you can count! God bless all of you!

  13. Nancy Lail-Hulon says:

    Simply Done! Love it, Thanks:)

  14. Julie Maier says:

    Thank you, Yvonne – I love the simplicity in the cards! And I think it is such a wonderful idea to take a little time to pause and reflect upon how many things we are grateful for in our lives.

  15. Simple, yet elegant! Love it!

  16. Colleen Wolowski says:

    Thank you for these cards! I love them!

  17. Love your easy decorating ideas you share.

  18. I absolutely love your place settings. I would love to know where you found the square wicker chargers? I have white square dishes and haven’t been able to find the chargers to go with them.

  19. We usually go around the table saying what we are thankful for. But sometimes I wonder if it makes guests a little uncomfortable. This is perfect!

  20. I love this idea. I am trying to figure out how to use it in our huge family gathering.

  21. I love the idea. I wish my printer worked to try it.
    Now whether my family would actually fill them out is a whole other story.
    Thank you also for introducing us to other bloggers we may never know if were it not for these sort of vents.

  22. Rosemary G says:

    I have loved using this idea on my Thanksgiving table for years! There are a couple things I’ve done over time to accommodate my guests. To spark thoughtful inspiration, I remind friends and family, in advance, that they will be sharing one thing they are thankful for! I also provide the youngest guests a “Thankful Card” without lines so they can draw their response. We all share over dessert! Smiles, laughs, and sometimes a few tears are known to happen around the table as the “thankful” messages are read!

  23. I love ten minute decorating. This is a way to get people around the table involved.

  24. paulette hasty says:

    what it’s all about 🙂

  25. Thanks for the very nice printable place cards. Lovely way to focus on what we are really thankful for! I plan on dating each of my grands’ cards and storing them away for a future reveal! Making memories – one of my favorite things!

  26. Lovely idea! Thank you for the printable. Individual place-cards at each setting is such a thoughtful way for reflecting on what blessings have been bestowed to each of us.

  27. Thank you for giving us such wonderful ideas! I’m thankful for you!!

  28. Dianne Andrews says:

    Great idea! Rather than just asking each person what they are thankful for, the place cards give guests a place to write out their thankfulness. A super keepsake for the years to come!

  29. Another great idea. Not all of the guys at my table like to share touchy-feely sentiments of gratitude out loud. This way they can just write them down!

  30. Each Thanksgiving we typically go around the table sharing what we are most thankful for each year. For some reason most of us simply settle for saying “family or friends” and don’t really elaborate on anything meaningful. I think instead of asking “what” are you thankful for this year, I might ask “why” are you thankful.

    And…thank you for the cards…why? Because they will be a helpful tool in drawing out our deeper levels of thought…

  31. Anne Marie says:

    Thanks for sharing these cards – love them.

  32. Sharon Minzey says:

    I’m thankful for your decorating tips! My home is gradually going white! And I love it!



  33. Thank you. Beautiful and simple. I have red maple leaves, too. Perfect

  34. Marilyn Craighead says:

    A simple and elegant addition to a Thankful table.

  35. Love this idea, Yvonne …
    As has been said, this is perfect for the shy ones! And to make sure there are no hesitations, I might add a pencil in that ribbon/bow (one of those short, small, “scorecard” pencils?)!
    Again, you always have great ideas, and this one is simple enough to not add lots of prep time! Thanks for the printable cards!

  36. Yvonne,
    Elegant. Thank you for sharing the template to make our own.


  37. I will make these for our Thanksgiving table. Thanks.

  38. Mary Chris says:

    Love the place cards and the sentiment. thankful for them!

  39. Lovely,simple and elegant as always.

  40. Dear Yvonne…THANKFUL…oh yes…for YOU ! Gratitude for all the fun and thoughtful inspiration…I consider you my biggest cheerleader as we transitioned to a new home and a new town this year for the love of a disabled grandaughter ! You are the best !! …..Smiles….Anne

  41. Thanks so much. We are having 35 for lunch on Saturday before Thanksgiving. I will have these and pencils on the before lunch snack table. Then we can go around at each table and list our blessings. Which are many and many more! Madelyn

  42. Simply perfect! Love Thanksgiving and sharing the feast with family and friends.

  43. Dawn Turner says:

    Just the type of printable I was looking for! So thankful for you!

  44. Sarah Barr says:

    Great to have in writing! Maybe put the year too! Grateful for the personal touches you show us how to do!

  45. Karen Cadden says:

    Thank you for the template!!

  46. Phyllis McCoy says:

    Thank you for the classy printable card. Much nicer than the post-it notes we used in the past!

  47. pamela Lepage says:

    Thank your for the printable, it is very sweet looking.

  48. Avril Crundwell says:

    Thank you Yvonne, I do the same thing you do each year. This helps me check one thing off my list for Thanksgiving dinner table setting. Simple and gracious. I am thankful for you!

  49. Karen Baumgardner says:

    I’ve never used place cards at the table..seems like every family member just sits at the same spot each holiday. This year I think we will mix it up a little, so these are a great idea…thank you!

  50. Lynn Loftis says:

    Thanks for your ideas and inspiration!

  51. Getting card stock tomorrow to make these thankfulness cards. Thanks for the printable.

  52. Renee Richardson says:

    Thank you so much for sharing. These are lovely 🙂


  53. Sheila Gunderson says:

    Another great idea Yvonne, very simple and elegant as well. Thankful for your friendship!

  54. Great ideas! I love that velvet ribbon…beautiful table setting!

  55. Thank you for doing this. It’s so sweet and simple and so pretty. I love the colors.

  56. Love this! We all have so much to be thankful for! Great printable!

  57. I just love 10 Minute Decorating…sometimes it just takes a little bit of time to let our creativity out.

  58. So many things to be thankful for. Great idea.

  59. Pat Hatter says:

    Thank you for the Thankful Cads – just what I was looking for!!!??

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