Thanksgiving Gratitude Cards | Free Printable

by Gigi Ross on October 18, 2013

thanksgiving printable

They say that the best way to get out of a funk is to reflect on all of the things you are grateful for. I find that it really does work, don’t you?

Hopefully with the Thanksgiving holiday coming up, we’re all turning our minds a little more to all the things we are thankful for.

Our Thanksgiving dinners always start with us going around the table and taking turns saying what we’re thankful for. It’s nice, especially for the children, whose minds are already drifting off to What’s for Dessert Land.

But let’s face it, even around family members, some people do not like to speak in front of others.  Or their minds go blank and they don’t know what to say. So a nice alternative to putting people on the spot that way is to use Thanksgiving gratitude cards.

Thanksgiving gratitude cards are little slips of paper that you can put at each place setting. You can use them as a conversation starter or prompt for people to finish the sentence (I am grateful for…) or you can ask people to write their answers down right on the cards, collect them and have one of your children read them aloud to the group.

It’s a great way for people to share their feelings, get the kids involved and start the holiday on a really positive note.

But, you’re thinking, I don’t have time to make gratitude cards.

No worries! I’ve got you covered.

I’ve made a free printable for you of some sample Thanksgiving gratitude cards. Print and go! Easy-peasy. Let’s face it, we’ve all got bigger things to worry about that day. Like how much pie one human being can possibly eat in one sitting. With whipped cream, of course.

Go here to get my free printable Thanksgiving gratitude cards.




Kim October 18, 2013 at 4:59 am

I love these! I think they are a great way to focus your thoughts to share.

We did this every night at dinner when our girls were little and it eventually changed the tenor of conversation. Rather than having a continual whinefest about how mean, awful, rude, etc, everyone else was, the girls focused instead on what they were grateful for that day.

Gigi Ross October 18, 2013 at 12:55 pm

I need to do this every night at dinner for *myself*! :)

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