Free Thanksgiving Printables Roundup

I can’t believe that Thanksgiving is this week! Where in the world did November (the entire fall season, actually) go? Even though I’m in disbelief that the holiday is this week, I’m definitely looking forward to all of the great food, as well as a little bit of a break before I start into Christmas baking, decorating, and greeting card list making.

If you’re looking for some great, last minute Thanksgiving ideas and details for your holiday table, then this is the roundup for you. Thanks to all of the talented creatives who have shared these free Thanksgiving cupcake toppers, napkin rings, place cards, invites, and more!

Free Thanksgiving PrintablesAbove, clockwise from top left:

* Thanksgiving thank you cards and tent cards by Laura Macchia for The Sweetest Occasion (patterned labels are available, as well)

* Damask drink flags/cupcake flags by Lindi from Love the Day for Catch My Party (tent cards, favor tags, and favor labels also available)

*  A wonderful idea from Silverbox Creative – Thankful printables on which you can write what you’re thankful for this year. Turn them into napkin rings, or create a thankful chain with the kids while dinner is cooking.

* Falling Leaves printable flat cards and place cards in a lovely fall palette from Erin Vale

* Fun and bright “Grateful Mod” party printables from Hostess with the Mostess. The set includes Fill-in Invitations, Napkin Rings/Vase Wraps, Place Cards, Square Favor Tags, Cupcake Toppers/Party Circles, Bottle Labels, Drink Tags, Paper Patterns, and Party Embellishments … all for free!

* Super cute printable Thanksgiving invitations, envelopes, menus, folded cards, and much, much more from Paper Glitter


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A Letterpress Christmas 2010 : A. Favorite

Letterpress Christmas

A. Favorite’s letterpress holiday cards are perennial favorites of mine because they’re just so darn fun and clever. And there’s much oh so clever, vintage-inspired awesomeness in the new holiday card collection again this year. The diner ticket-inspired What You’ll Have Bill letterpress is too cool, and did you ever think you’d see a boxing-style matchup between The Little Drummer Boy and The Three Wise Men? Me, either!

A. Favorite Letterpress Holiday Card

A. Favorite Holiday Filling Station Letterpress Card

A. Favorite Boxing Match Holiday Letterpress

A. Favorite Happy Holidays Pennant

A. Favorite Edited Letterpress Holiday Card

A. Favorite Blind Debossed Letterpress Holiday Card

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2011 Calendar Designs, Part 7

I’m just about ready to wrap up my calendar coverage for the year, but there are still plenty of fantastic calendar designs left before I finish up with my final roundup sometime next week. Here’s the penultimate collection, featuring lots of eye candy for your viewing pleasure.

Such sweet and lovely illustrations in Italian shop Symbiosis’ 2011 calendar. Each month features a print of original paintings from the Symbiosis collection and an area for notes and special dates.

Symbiosis 2011 Calendar

Symbiosis 2011 Calendar

Night Owl Paper Goods has multiple birch wood desk calendars this year, including the cutie patootie 2011 Critter Calendar:

2011 Birch Wood Critter CalendarAnd the 2011 Botanical Calendar, which features a different and lovely botanical-themed illustration each month:

2011 Night Owl Botanical Calendar Birch Wood

Parrott Design Studio’s gorgeous 2011 limited edition letterpress calendar features some of Sarah Parrott’s favorite vintage illustrations, woodcuts, and original illustrations. Each month is hand calligraphed by Li Ward o Fat Orange Cat Studio, and images are printed in a variety of candy-colored inks.

Parrott Letterpress 2011 Calendar

I’m loving the illustrations featured in Gallardo Works’ 2011 Creatures of the Deep calendar. The rich navy blue color is so nice!

Gallardo Works Creatures of the Deep Calendar

Oh so pretty floral and mandela-inspired illustrations in Jessica Doyle’s 2011 fine art print sampler desk calendar:

Jessica Doyle Fine Art Print Calendar

Letter C Design’s 2011 spiral bound wall calendar features plenty of room to write and a different, lovely pattern and color for each month.

Letter C Design 2011 Calendar

Tel Aviv-based shop, Be Happy Now, has created 2011 wall and poster-sized calendars that feature a selection of dreamy, fantasy-inspiring illustrations.

Be Happy Now 2011 Calendar

What a fun and whimsical calendar from Caitlin Keegan! This unique round calendar features areas to write notes below each month, and whimsical hand lettering and an illustrated, folk-inspired sun in the center.

Caitlin Keegan 2011 Round Calendar

deMOCCA’s 2011 desk calendar features nature inspired silhouettes in a spectrum of color:

deMOCCA 2011 Desk Calendar

Locavores will enjoy Claudia Pearson’s 2011 Buy Local Calendar, which features a different, seasonal food illustration every month.

Claudia Pearson Buy Local Calendar

Old School Stationers’ 2011 free-standing letterpress desk calendar comes with its own patterned chipboard stand and a different Old School illustration for each month.

Old School Stationers 2011 Letterpress Calendar

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Weekly Wrap #49 : Icy Blue Wonderland

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Martha Stewart Punched Snowflake Gift Wrap Idea

Ah, isn’t this idea dreamy? Paper punches are extremely versatile, which is probably why I’m so obsessed with them, and I love how punched paper snowflakes and Stars of David are incorporated into this buffet of wintry gift wrap ideas from Martha Stewart Living. Gather tags and paper in shades of icy blue, fuzzy mohair yarn, sequins and paillettes (like sequins, but flat with the hole on the top), and you’re ready to create lovely, snowy gift wrap and embellishments. I think that a palette of pinks and peaches or minty greens would work beautifully, too. And how about white on white or shades of cream and taupe?

One of my favorite details in this project is the Star of David punch used in the snowflake garland and, unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the source for this supply is open anymore, and I wasn’t able to find a similar one online. Bummer. Paper Source has a Star of David paper punch that isn’t quite as detailed, but it would still be a nice addition to your paper punch collection if you’d like to create Hanukkah-themed gift wrap embellishments.

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From the Shop Friday : Paper Source Holiday Gift Wrap

Paper Source has an excellent selection of holiday gift wrap this year (every year!), and I’ve added several of the designs that they’re carrying to the shop this week. Included are perennial favorites by Snow & Graham, several Paper Source designs, and a really cool argyle paper that would be fantastic to use if you’re going a bit outside the box with your color scheme this year.

Paper Source Christmas Wrapping Paper

Shown above, clockwise from top left: Gingerbread Men Gift Wrap, Winter Tweets Wrapping Paper by Snow & Graham, Vintage Trees Gift Wrap, Argyle Holiday Fine Paper, Holiday Gumdrops Wrapping Paper by Snow & Graham, and Peace, Love and Joy Gift Wrap.

And speaking of gift wrap color schemes, have you entered the holiday gift wrap giveaway from Paper Mojo? There are plenty of awesome ideas for gift wrap color palettes to be found in the entries, and I’d love it if you added yours, too! I’ll be taking entries until this coming Monday, November 22, at midnight eastern, so you still have plenty of time to enter to win either a $50 gift certificate or a $50 bundle of holiday gift wrap from Paper Mojo.