My good friend RhondaSue has some Thanksgiving place cards on her blog. One uses a turkey that I did the creative work using her template (she then made it into a place card). The other is a Pilgrim hat. Go grab them at http://craftymumzcreations.blogspot.com Look for her Saturday, October 25, 2008 post. You can find RhondaSue's turkey templates on her October 25th post as well. Another good friend has a cute printable set that includes a place card and more. Visit Victoria at http://sassyprintsandcrafts.blogspot.com Look for her Monday, October 27, 2008, post. Be sure to leave them some love. :)
When you make your individual name cards, write a Scripture verse on the back or inside. These verses should be in line with Thanksgiving. Example: Ephesians 5:20, "Always give thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ" (***more verses below***). Have each guest read their scripture as the blessing of thanks before your meal. This idea came from Emilie Barnes' 15 Minute Family Traditions and Memories, 1995, Harvest House Publishers. (My book is two-books-in-one...the other being 15 Minute Home and Family Organizer, 1991).
Today's Printable is a turkey sucker cover I made that matches RhondaSue's place card. Click on image to view/save at full size. Enjoy! (Remember, I'm also posting some verses for your place cards so read on).
Here are other verses from the King James Version to get you started on your place cards. If you use a modern version, please check your concordance for thanks/thanksgiving as the translations may be different. I'm citing the KJV because it is public domain. I used e-Sword, a handy electronic Bible, which I downloaded for free. Get yours at http://www.e-sword.net This is only a sampling of verses that you could use.
1Ch 16:8 Give thanks unto the Lord, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.
1Ch 16:34 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever.
Lev 22:29 And when ye will offer a sacrifice fo thanksgiving unto the Lord, offer it at your own will.
Psa 18:49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.
Psa 26:7 That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving, and tell of all thy wonderous works.
Psa 30:4 Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.
Psa 50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High.
Psa 16:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.
Psa 79:13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks forever; we will show forth thy praise to all generations.
Psa 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
Psa 100:4 Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise; be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
Psa 106:47 Save us, O Lord our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, to triumph in thy praise.
Psa 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his works with rejoicing.
Psa 116:17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the Lord.
Psa 140:13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name; the upright shall dwell in thy presence.
Psa 147:7 Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God.
Jer 30:19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry; and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few; I will also glorify them, and they shall not be small.
1Co 9:11 Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
Phi 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
1Ti 4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving.
Rev 7:12 Saying Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honor, and power, and might, be unto our God forever and ever. Amen.
Well that should get you started. :) Until next time....
Love in Christ, Lisajo