Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Rachel Myerson

Thanksgiving isn't usually a time for cards, but it is a time for family and for being thankful. With all of the crazy weather in our part of the country, my family has a lot to be thankful for this year, although on the holiday itself we will be split on both coasts. There will be phone calls back and forth, but it's not the same as being all together.  I will be sending a hand-made Thanksgiving card out west as well to let them know that we are thinking about them.

I love using fall colors to create cards. I use scraps from my fall paper stash and substitute leaves and pumpkins for the flowers I might use other times of year.

Of course, you can't have Thanksgiving without the turkey, and I made this whimsical turkey by stamping in three different colors and fussy cutting a little less on each successive level. By attaching the levels on foam dots, the three-dimensional turkey pops off the card.

Even if you will be seeing your whole family, there are other opportunities for Thanksgiving cards. It is a nice idea to bring a Thanksgiving card to your hostess with your edible contribution or flowers. Consider sending a Thanksgiving-themed thank-you card to your hostess after your return home to let her know how much you appreciated her hard work. A simple hand-made card from fall colors is perfect for this.

Will there be children at your Thanksgiving dinner? Consider making them a little handmade treat. My children don't like pumpkin pie but are very fond of candy corn which I nicknamed "pumpkin poop" and inserted them inside this little card made with Halloween scraps.

Whether you will be spending Thanksgiving with your extended family or a smaller group, I wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.

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