Thanksgiving Name Cards

I’m doing the First Place 4 Health Healthy Holiday Living Bible study with a great group of ladies at my church. Last week’s study was on Jesus’ name. His name is above all names. Names have meaning. Jesus (a form of Joshua) means “Yahweh is salvation.” Perfect name for Him.

Jayne means “Jehovah has been gracious; has shown favor.” How cool is that! I have a “Y” in my name because I was named after my great-grandfather.

We were very careful in choosing our children’s names. Names are important. 

I have to admit, we don’t usually use name cards when our family gets together for Thanksgiving or really any time. We just kind of know where everyone sits. It just feels weird if we don’t sit in the same place. 

But, our family is growing. One new son in-law, one new girl friend, one new boyfriend for my niece, and I’m asking my sister in-law’s mother to join us since she doesn’t have any family, except her daughter. They won’t be sure where to sit and I don’t want them to be embarrassed if they are corrected. I think I’m going to make some name cards for this year. 

Hmmm….I may need to borrow a card table from church. And some chairs. 

Sorry, rambling there. 

Tell me which one you think I should make. 

clothes pin name tag Source

How about these adorable clothes pin name cards? 

cookie name cards source

I’m not sure these would stay on the table long enough for people to find their places!

hand name card source

Oh, if I still had a little one at home I would do these in a heart beat!!! 

stalk name card source

These are made from toilet paper tubes. How many thing can you make from toilet paper tubes? 100’s I do believe! If I do these, I may try making mine from corn husks. They are sold at grocery stores this time of year. 

leaf name card source

I love the simplicity of this. Gold lettering on a leaf. 

porcupine name card  source

I could easily get enough porcupine eggs from the wood to make these! 

twig name cardI couldn’t find the source for this idea, but how cute it is! Just some twigs with a few berries wrapped in twine. 

Right now the clothespins and the twigs are my favorite! 

tree name card source

TOO CUTE!!! I’m doing this for Christmas!!!

log name cardThin sections of a tree limb make great name cards. 

gold source

I could spray paint some leaves gold and write names on them. 

That is ten ideas for me to choose from. Well, nine. I can’t count the VW van with the tree on top. That one is definitely for Christmas!

Which one is your favorite? What do you think I should do?  Leave a comment and let me know! 

Can’t wait ti hear from you!                                                                                                                     Jayne

About Jayne

I am a housewife desperate to give my heart and home to the Lord. I like to share with others what the Lord has taught to me. Taking care of my family and home are my passion. I like to craft and decorate and to share the ideas I come across with others. I try to find ways to incorporate crafting and decorating with sharing my faith in Jesus.
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7 Responses to Thanksgiving Name Cards

  1. The red leaf, the porcupine egg, and the twig bundle are my favorites, in that order. I like how they all use simple, easy to find materials. Well, easy to find in other parts of the US, but not around my house!!!

    • Jayne says:

      I like your picks. The porcupine eggs and the twigs I can easily get, but I have a feeling all the good red leaves will be brown in two weeks. I could use fake ones, but I really want to use the real deal. Thanks for your input!

  2. rustownmom says:

    I love those ideas – I pinned a couple. There will only be six of us but I am going to GUSSY it up for Thanksgiving – the BEST holiday of the year…

    • Jayne says:

      Thank you, Gina. I love having the family over for Thanksgiving! I don’t usually do fancy for Thanksgiving, but this year I’m almost going completely fancy. Come back on Monday and you will see what I’m going to do. Have a great weekend.

  3. Love them all…however, I am a sentimental kind of gal and I love the “hand turkey” place card!

  4. Tom says:

    Hello from the future! LOL! J’adore the porcupine egg! I must do that next year … maybe you can help me procure them? That’s my vote anyway. What I am doing this year is an herb bundle with a name card that I made. It is JUST the same tag, not tied to silverware or the napkin. The individual menus will be under the soup bowl. Happy Thanksgiving 2016!

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