Thanksgiving is the time of year when we give thanks for all the things that we are thankful for. These range from little things that may be insignificant to others but are of great importance to us personally, through to the larger things that we all give thanks for.
Handmade cards, gifts, scrapbooks and other projects are a great way to share Thanksgiving thoughts with others. Whether it's a handmade card to tell someone how much you are thankful for their friendship or a scrapbook recording your personal thoughts this Thanksgiving, finding the right words and sentiments can be the perfect way to finish the project. If you are looking for ideas for things to make this Thanksgiving then take a look at some of these projects - Thanksgiving Rubber Stamping and Craft Projects.
Types of Sentiments for Thanksgiving Cards and Projects
There are many different types of words and sentiments that can be used in Thanksgiving projects. These range from a few simple words of thanks which are powerful because they come straight from the heart, through to traditional poems or quotes from the bible. Tailoring the types of words to match the nature of the project is important. As is making sure that the words are suitable for the recipient. A very traditional Thanksgiving theme will work well with a few traditional words, whereas if you are planning an amusing or funny card or other project, then a joke or humorous verse will be a great accompaniment.
Poems and Verses for ThanksgivingHere are a wide range of poems and verses that are suitable for Thanksgiving projects. These include contemporary, traditional and original works.
- Apples 4 The Teacher - range of poems suitable for children
- Poemsource - a variety of poems with a Thanksgiving theme
- Alphabet-Soup - user submitted poems for Thanksgiving
- DKTK Holidays - poems and songs for Thanksgiving, suitable for young children
- About.com Christianity - Thanksgiving prayers, poems and songs
- Can Teach - Thanksgiving songs and poems for young children
- Verses 4 Cards - funny and serious poems
Thanksgiving QuotationsThanksgiving quotes can be a great addition to a Thanksgiving project. These range from thought-provoking quotes through to insightful one-liners.
- Quote Garden - a range of different quotations including sentimental and amusing quotes
- About.com Quotations - amusing Thanksgiving quotations
- About.com Quotations - more Thanksgiving Quotations
- Think Exist - short Thanksgiving quotes that are ideal for using in handmade cards
- Scrapbook - short quotes submitted by scrapbookers
Thanksgiving Short StoriesA Thanksgiving short story can make a great addition to a project. A short story could be included in a handmade Thanksgiving card or could even be printed out and used as a backing paper for a project.
- About.com Urban Legends - a range of urban legends and modern folklore
- Apples 4 The Teacher - short stories suitable for young children
- Kaboose - more short stories suitable for kids
More Ideas for Thanksgiving WordsHere are some more ideas for words for Halloween projects:
- Write from the heart - the single word 'thanks' when it comes straight from the heart means so much more than stock poems or verses. If you can't find the right words then keep your message short and simple, a heart-felt thank you will work in many projects.
- Make 'thank you' the feature - make a list of all the things that you are thankful for that start with the letters of the words 'thank you'. This can then be spelled out as the central feature of your card or project.
- Add a puzzle - a puzzle with a Thanksgiving theme could be a good alternative to traditional Thanksgiving verses. See the Thanksgiving puzzles pages at About.com Puzzles for more ideas.
- Make a list - make a list of all the things that you are thankful for and use these as inspiration for a Thanksgiving project. Try and turn them into a poem or verse - remember that poems and verses don't need to rhyme!
More Greeting Card Sentiments by OccasionHere are more ideas for greeting card sentiments by occasion:
- Thank You - greeting card wording ideas for thank you cards
- Wedding Sentiments - verses and sentiments for wedding cards
- Valentine's Day - romantic greeting card sentiment ideas
- Saint Patrick's Day - Saint Patrick and Irish themed greeting card sentiments
- Mother's Day - ideas for special words for Mother's Day cards
- Easter - different sentiments and greetings for Easter stamping projects
- Father's Day - Father's Day sentiment ideas
- Christmas - Christmas greeting card sentiments and word ideas
- Wedding - ideas for sentiments and greetings for wedding cards
- Halloween - ideas for words and greetings for Halloween cards and other projects