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An Invitation To Thanksgiving

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Luke and I are hosting Thanksgiving Dinner at my house this year for the first time. Is it the first time I am holding the festivities in my home? No, but it is the first time for many of Luke’s family to come to my home. Last year, Luke popped through my family’s Thanksgiving on his way to see his family. Needless to say, I am both excited and a little nervous. I just want everything to be wonderful, delicious, and fun.

After Luke talked with his family over the phone, I decided to send an email with all of the details. I wanted something special for that correspondence, so I put together a little invitation.

This lovely invitation heads my email and the details followed below. Using clipart and some really fun fonts from this PIN on my Fonts Pinterest Board, I had a great time creating. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. What do you think?

Do you send out an invitation?

Any suggestions for making this first Thanksgiving together very special?

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71 thoughts on “An Invitation To Thanksgiving”

  1. I love it. So pretty and festive. We’re not really doing a Thanksgiving dinner this year with family. My husband, youngest son and I eat steak with all the trimmings. lol I’d love for you to link-up this post on my Family Friday link-up today 🙂

  2. Love this invite! Don’t be nervous it is fun and even if some things go wonky, everyone will have a great time! Listen to my show on November 22, Chef Laura will be telling all her secrets to make a perfect Thanksgiving Meal! You have to blog about how it turns out!

    1. Thanksgiving at a cabin… oh my that sound wonderful!! We will have wine, and some kind of martini. I always make a pitcher of martinis for the holidays. I just have to figure out what flavor I want to make. Right now I;m leaning towards Pumpkin Pie or Pecan Pie martinis. We’ve had Salted Caramel, Maple, and Apple amongst others over the years. 🙂

      1. I think it will be really special. Especially for my mother in law. Her health is not the best and she can’t travel much at all so this seems like a treat for her. She’s making the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls and pumpkin pie, which is more than she’s made in awhile! Oh boy, martinis! That sounds like a blast! PEE-CAN pie ones would be glorious 🙂

        1. What a great family memory Thanksgiving will be with your mother-in-law. I think I’m gonna have to start test mixing the martinis next week. The PUH-CAAN pie one will probably be my first test recipe. 😀

  3. I like that! You are a woman of many hats! I think between cooking and preparing for company, I wouldn’t even think about invitations. I would be concerned that I keep my sanity! 🙂

  4. How exciting. That invitation was a nice touch. I never cook Thanksgiving. My mom does. I have plenty of other holiday meals at our house though. My advice is to not wear yourself out so much that you can’t have fun too. Sure the food is important, but being together is too.

  5. Very nice! I’m sure everyone will love the invitation.
    I always think about giving the guests something to take home. Some decorated jars with some kind of mix inside that they could just put together in no time? Or even a cellophane bag with muffins or some little snack inside for later.
    Hope you have great success.

  6. You never cease to amaze me with your creativity 🙂 We don’t do invites/evites, just a ton of emails deciding who is bringing what, which is fun in itself. I host a desert break at work in our office just before Christmas and send invites (printed and email) to other offices in the building, these would be a festive addition to our sweet treat beak 🙂

    1. Thanks, Kim. I do enjoy creating things. 🙂 I worked in an executive suite for a while (pre-kids), and we had Friday treats and of course special little things fr the holidays. I was working for the property manager of the suites so we were always in charge of those things, and it was so much fun.

  7. Lorelai, I clicked on those Pinterest links, got completely lost in Pinterest and had to use GPS to get back here 🙂

  8. Lovely invite! We never receive invites anymore. It’s more texting of when, where, and time. But I love how you did yours.
    And thanks for talking about Thanksgiving. Everywhere I turn (even on the radio), I see or hear Christmas. I like celebrating what we’re thankful for.

  9. I usually mail out invitations but this is a great idea. This is going to be the first TG that we are not hosting dinner in our home. It feels weird, but it’s going to be just the two of us 🙂

  10. You are a girl after my own heart! Love love love invitations for everything – even a playdate or coffee – there is just so MUCH ordinary in the day to day that we should take whatever chance we can to make it special. The invite is great 🙂 Thanks for participating in our very first blog hop! Monday is fall recipe day – hope to see you there!

  11. I have never sent out a formal invitation, but this is so cute! This is our off year and only one or two of our 5 children may come. I always have each of them bring one dish. That takes a lot of the stress off of me. Of course, I do the main items, but it’s nice to have them help out. Then I have a simple but fun activity for the grands. I’m sure your day will be wonderful! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

  12. So very pretty, Lorelai!!! I am featuring this, and all your other 3 link-ups from the last party this week. They were the most clicked posts of the week!!!!

  13. I love how your Thanksgiving invitations turned out, they are lovely. I think sending invitations is a thoughtful idea. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! #HomeMattersParty

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