Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’

Printable: 2015 Thank You Cards


I’m so excited about this year’s Thank You Printable. Or should I say PrintableS, because I’ve teamed up with the fabulous Natalie Malan. We were in the same vender area at Pinners Conference two weeks ago when we came across this great idea. She’s amazing at watercolor florals and I can do some calligraphy, so we put our creative minds together and here we are!


The first design is a simple wreath with warmer colors. I played around with various banner ideas, but ultimately I liked the simpler text.

Each card can be printed as a postcard, double-sided (like above) or single-sided for a flat card to be mailed in an envelope.


Seriously, aren’t these florals beautiful!? Natalie sells prints in her shop and on You can also find a sweet watercolor kit (hello Christmas!) available in her shop.


The second one was screaming for an organic brush script so I played around with different styles. I chose this version of the text for the way the ascenders, descenders and flourishes play with the floral border. I like how the organic lines of the letters compliment the flourishes.


You can download one below and the other on Natalie’s Blog.


*By downloading the above material, you agree to terms of use: This tutorial/freebie is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent. Altering any files is NOT ALLOWED. If you would like to use this freebie for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!

Check out past designs here:

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It’s that time of year again! Here’s another ‘Thank You’ card printable. I had a lot of fun with this one. I love the idea of making a wheat-inspired bouquet. Kind of reminds me of the fall harvest. Very indicative of the time of year around here.


I’ve been making lots of ‘Thank You’ cards for family and friends lately (so many things to thank them for!), so I thought I would make a printable that was in-line with the off-hand flourishes that I’ve been making lately.


The printable is a simple double-sided post card design that could be sent as a post card, or printed single-sided and used with an envelope for more formal sentiments.


I kept the design simple with just black and white line work. Embellish with sparkly pens, colored pencil, markers and more! Print out a bunch and let kids color and decorate at the Thanksgiving table! A great Thanksgiving-themed activity, if you ask me.


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*This tutorial/freebie is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent. Altering any files is NOT ALLOWED. If you would like to use this freebie for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!

Calligraphy: Thanks


It’s hard to lose site of what’s most important this year. I’m finding myself forgetting constantly. We’re all so imperfect, it’s impossible to stay focused on what’s most important all the time, right? I figure while I’m remembering  gratitude, I may as well share some of that publicly.


There’s so much to be thankful for. It’s futile to try to think of everyone and everything. I write this with a thankful heart, feeling so grateful for all things large and small, good and bad that have come our family’s way. Life isn’t all waffles and doughnuts, but it has been wonderful for our family so far.

I’m grateful that I can connect with all of you via this wonderful thing called the internet. I’m thankful that Chris is willing to support me in my adventure to blog and teach calligraphy. I’m thankful that Chris can hone his web development skills and do such amazing things for the site.

I’m thankful for my healthy, happy children who astound me with their love and bright spirits daily.

I’m thankful for supportive parents, in-laws and extended family members. I have such a great family. I’m thankful for my church, and those that serve at church with me. I’m thankful to be able to serve the youth in my neighborhood; I’m supposed to teach them, but they teach me so much more.

I’m thankful for the opportunity we have to settle down (after so many moves in so few years, this will always be on my mind), make roots and live in a wonderful, beautiful and safe neighborhood.

I’m thankful for creative friends that I’ve found online and off that feed my soul’s desire for connecting with others on a creative level.

I’m thankful for all of you that have made my journey with an online business possible.

Thank you. 

Sponsored: 2013 Thank You Printable

Inspired by this month’s entertainment theme for the Fiesta Movement, I wonder what does November mean to you? Is it full of food, family, movies and thanksgiving? Or is it just like every other month?



My November isn’t full of surf days and slow-mo photobooths (how brilliant is that idea?). The entire month took on a more spiritual tone when I was growing up. My mom really focused the whole month on gratitude and thanksgiving. Making sure the holiday wasn’t just some speedbump on the super-speedy raceway to Christmas.

I love that she protected Thanksgiving.


I want to guard it in my home, too. Christmas decor (not that I really have any) doesn’t show up until after our blessed Thanksgiving weekend. Neither does the music. Perhaps there’s so little Christmas music I actually like, I’d hate for it to be on repeat longer than 3 1/2 weeks.

How should we celebrate Thanksgiving? Is it just a day to be had towards the end of November where we eat more than we should have, nap and watch sports games? Or is it a day where we take stock in the life’s many blessings? I’ll be doing a little bit of both (minus sports, I don’t do sports).


I encourage you to spend some time this month (we could all spare a half hour once a week, right?) to write a heartfelt thank you to someone who has inspired or helped you. To make things easy, I’ve designed “Thank You” postcard for you to print from home. I’ve done half the work for you. All you need is a pen and a stamp.


This month I’ll be working on writing more Thank You notes and prepping for a meaningful Thanksgiving celebration. Having several of these postcards on hand will help me achieve that.

If you’re looking for more styles and sizes, check out previous years’ designs:


This is a sponsored post and I was compensated for my participation. The opinions expressed are my own.



This tutorial/freebie is free for personal use and should not be distributed/republished without my consent. Altering any files is NOT ALLOWED. If you would like to use this freebie for commercial purposes, please email me. Thanks!

Freebie: Thank You Card Design


Thanksgiving is upon us! It’s one of those awesome holidays that not only gets over looked, but the real meaning tends to be forgotten, too. Let’s give thanks this year, and every year.

Write out a heartfelt thank you to someone tomorrow. Heck, write out 10.

I recently scored a ton of awesome envelopes, so I have no excuses for not sending out some heartfelt thank yous. I really hope you do the same. Let’s remember what we’re thankful for.

This printable is sized to fit a standard #9 envelope, a fold-over card for a standard A2 envelope or a simple postcard. Print this with a laserprinter on kraft paper and watercolor the graphic for a more hand-drawn look! If this doesn’t float your Thanks boat, check out all these other Thank You printables:

Hope you travel safe and have a fun and tasty Thanksgiving!!


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