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How to Word Thanksgiving Invitations

clock August 19, 2011 09:20 by author meghan

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When selecting your wording for your Thanksgiving invitations, there are a few things you will need to include. Because Thanksgiving is on a set day, it is more important to focus on the nature of your event than when it will occur. Here is a quick summary of things you may want to include. Your invitation should cater to your specific needs, but this guide will give you an idea of what not to leave out!

  • Timing: Guests need to know when to arrive and when to expect to eat. Because Thanksgiving is traditionally a huge feast, guests will plan the rest of their food intake for that day according to when they will be eating this meal.
  • Nature of the Event: It may seem obvious that you are getting together for Thanksgiving, but it is not obvious what you have planned for your event. Thanksgiving Day could include games, activities, and socializing all day long. It could mean attempting to fry, roast, or barbeque a turkey in the backyard. The attire and atmosphere could be relaxed and casual or formal for a sit-down dinner. Be sure your guests are informed on how they should show up, and what to expect for the day.
  • Tone: Different families celebrate in different ways, so make sure the tone and font of your invitation matches the formality of your event.
  • Location: Be sure to include the address of your home or wherever you are hosting your event. Since Thanksgiving often extended family, they may not be as familiar with the location of your home as your immediate family. Avoid confusion of how to get to your home on the day of by including the exact address on your invitation.
  • RSVP: You will want your guests to RSVP to your invitation so you know how much food (and how big of a turkey) needs to be cooked. Formal invitations should have an RSVP card included. Casual and semi-formal invitations can include RSVP information on the invitation. Be sure to include an RSVP date, contact information, and whether you want all guests to reply or if you need regrets only.

 

Formal Thanksgiving Wording Example:

It wouldn't be fall without the joy
that comes from being with friends and family
Please join us for
Thanksgiving Dinner
Hosted by the Martins
Thanksgiving Day at three in the afternoon
Dinner served at half past four
7611 Davisburg Road
Davisburg, Michigan
R.S.V.P. by November 15th
to (655) 712-4760

Casual Thanksgiving Wording Example:

Join us on the farm for a
Thanksgiving Festival!
Thanksgiving Day
12 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
Turkey carved at 4 p.m.
Wildwood Farms
Emily & John David Lewis
Bring a blanket to sit on
and we'll provide the rest!

Filigree Pumpkin Chocolate Invitation Scarecrow InvitationAutumn FlairHarvest Turkey with Gold Foil

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It's All in the Details

clock August 12, 2011 07:13 by author meghan

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As promised, we have been busy, busy bees at Impress In Print in preparing all kinds of new invitations for you to take a look at. Our Halloween section is bubbling with new designs; our baby section is impregnated with the new and precious; fall and Thanksgiving are a bounty of colors; and our new holiday invites are jingling just around the corner. There are so many new products to look at that picking a few favorites to share with you was a major, major task. Nevertheless, I have picked three of my tops for this week to spread the love!

 

Each card is full of tiny details that make the overall effect a bit magical. You can see the time spent, the incredibly artistic eye, and the genuine affection in each design. They are fun without being immature, modern without being overly simplistic, and have a strong concept of shape and form. The sample text coordinates so perfectly that you barely realize the extra design and style added from the text alone. If you're looking for top quality, these three would definitely fit the bill.

 

Fiesta Duo InvitationFiesta Duo Invitation

This card is a redesign of Inviting Co.'s extremely popular Fiesta Couple invitation. While the old design is still really adorable, this new design has already got me wanting to plan a fiesta. The couple is completely decked out from head to toe, and a colorful Mexican banner flutters in the background. I particularly love the detail on her shoes! Really, it's the little details of this card that make it such a fabulous design.

Autumn Squares Invitation Autumn Squares Invitation

This fall pick is definitely one of my favs because of the mix of designs. It combines modern squares and text design with more traditional image-based design. At one look, this invite appears both busy and simplistic. It also brings out fall without being too specific, which means it would work great for Thanksgiving, a fall party, a harvest festival, or even as a seasonal greeting.

Bird Tree Egg Boy Twins InvitationBird Tree Egg Boy Twins Invitation

I love this card from Noteworthy Collections because of its options. You can get it for a boy, girl, twin boys, twin girls, or boy and girl twins. What's more, you can use it as a shower invitation or as birth announcements. I am a huge fan of versatility. I like to see a card that can work perfectly for several different options, because it reminds me of how different yet similar all of our lives can be.

Have you used one of these invitations before? Let me know what you used it for and what you thought of it!

 

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Fall in Love with Noteworthy

clock July 29, 2011 08:41 by author meghan

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Noteworthy Collections has released their latest line of Fall and Thanksgiving invitations. They are stylish, graceful, and rich with autumn themes. Many of these new designs make the perfect selection for autumn wedding invitations. The designs focus on leaves and swirls, like the brisk fall winds that mark the changing season.  Some of the invitations draw on the deep chocolates and burnt oranges that dominate the fall.  Others pull the light from the season, starting with soft ivories and mixing in hints of fall.  Other still are great for Fall Festivals or Thanksgiving Dinner with bright wheat and harvest colors. These have delightful designs showing your fall favorites, such as candied apples, pumkins and squash, bushels of wheat, and cornucopias.

See all of Noteworthy's fall invitations here!

 

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Celebrate & Give Thanks

clock October 14, 2010 07:00 by author meghan

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Fall is a season that always inspires me. It breathes life into my decorations, into my artwork, and into my actions.  That may sound a bit ironic, considering that fall is a time during which most life fades, dies, or becomes dormant. To me, I see the colors and the chill wind as a sign of change and can’t help but reflect that change into my daily life.
 
After the fun of Halloween has passed and before the craze of the Christmas holiday begins, there is an in between moment of autumn that I think we all can enjoy. The air that you breathe in is crisp. The world around you has changed into a magnificent spectacle. Perhaps most importantly, people prepare for their Thanksgiving feasts.
 
The magic of the season, very different from the sparkles of Santa Claus or the haunts of Jack Nightmare, is the generosity that fall automatically inspires. Turkeys are donated, canned good drives begin, and people begin to share what they have simply because they can. It is the spirit of Thanksgiving that moves me to action, as well as it does for many others. As we prepare for another year of turkey, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce, and stuffing I hope that you also have the opportunity to appreciate the things in life that inspire you.

 

Some fall favorites perfect for Thanksgiving:

Fall Doorway Paper - This quality paper shows a welcoming white doorway with a striking archway made of Autumn leaves and garnished with berries.  There are pumpkins along the path leading to the door, as well as red potted flowers.  It is a perfect selection for Fall events like Thanksgiving Dinner. Make an impression with our premium quality designer 8 ½" x 11" paper & coordinating envelopes which are laser/inkjet compatible. Coordinating envelopes are sold separately. Easy to print on your printer or we can print for you.    Crisp Leaves - The colors of Fall in a beautiful border design.  You can see fallen leaves and acorns all around in orange, yellow, and brown. A great choice for any Autumn harvest or Thanksgiving celebration.A trendy Holiday design printed only on premium fine quality 80 lb. card stock. Available either blank or personalized. Includes white envelope.    Stacked Pumpkins - Thanksgiving pumpkins stacked to the top, with berries and Autumn leaves garnishing the festivities. An elegant way to celebrate your holiday feast!Premium quality ivory colored cardstock includes coordinating envelope shown. Inkjet/laser compatible and available blank or personalized.     Autumn Pot - A fall themed invitation for any event!  Invite your guests with this card decorated with a whole arrangement of Autumn colored flowers and leaves in a ceramic pot.Trendy design printed  on premium fine quality 80 lb. ivory card stock. Available either blank or personalized. Includes ivory envelope. 

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About Impress In Print

Impress In Print has been selling invitations and stationary for over 10 years!  You won't find many online businesses that can say the same.  Our company has focused on providing trendy products at great prices, and matching those products with impeccable customer service.  This blog is intended to provide our customers with information on wording ideas, thoughts on etiquette, and of course A LOT of products ideas.  Please feel free to provide comments, we love to hear from our customers.

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