Planning the perfect Thanksgiving dinner and party doesn't need to be costly. You can throw a great Thanksgiving celebration that's green and cheap. Here's one tip: send free printable Thanksgiving greeting cards and invitations and make decorations using online printables.
Got Free Cards has over 30 free Thanksgiving greeting cards. There are several different styles and themes: cartoon, children's, fall nature scenes and contemporary. Some are color-your-own. Make the greeting cards into Thanksgiving dinner invitations by writing party information inside. For greeting cards kids can make, set your printer to "grayscale" or "black ink cartridge" from the properties menu. Then kids can color it themselves.
MES Cards has free funny cartoon Thanksgiving cards to print. There are Native American Indians and pilgrims and quirky turkeys.American Greetings card creator helps you design and print your own holiday greeting cards. Use as party invitations as well. Choose from contemporary, classic and retro theme. Cards feature pilgrims, turkeys, Native American Indians, autumn harvest and religious Christian cards.
Lee Hansen has printable online Thanksgiving patterns for place cards, greeting cards or party invitations. There are free printable pumpkin and fall leaves greeting cards. Artists Helping Children offer free children's Thanksgiving card-making crafts and printouts. DL-TK has a free DIY card-making activity. Start at this page, select holiday or occasion, clipart, verse and style. Or write your own. Then personalize and print.
Making free printable Thanksgiving cards and invitations serves several purposes. Cards great way to remember loved ones far away, especially senior citizens who can't get out. Printing on recycled paper, with printer preferences set to 'fast economical" saves paper and ink and the environment. Print in black and white so children can color cards and party invitations. This keeps children happily occupied and gives them a positive sense of helping with Thanksgiving preparations.