“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.” -Melody Beattie

At West Chicago Printing, we love Thanksgiving. Here are some ideas for an even fuller Thanksgiving for your family this year.


Banners have a way of setting the mood for a room. Simple letters and ribbons, cut by hand, can add a homey touch to your gatherings.

Silverware & Placecards

Personalize a message for each of your family members, or just welcome them to your table.

Food & Drink Cards

Showcase your appetizers, desserts, or even your main courses, especially if you have a lot to choose from.


Have your family members write a few things they are thankful for to share at dinner, or shuffle the cards and have your guests try and guess who wrote what!

For the Kids

While you’re still eating, the kids can be happily occupied coloring their placemats. Or, after dinner, pin the spider on the web, or the feathers to the turkey!

After the Night is Through

Thank your guests for coming with a simple homey card. Just because Thanksgiving is over, doesn’t mean you ever have to stop being thankful for family!

These simple and affordable Thanksgiving items are available through West Chicago Printing. Most of these items can be printed as black and white as an affordable alternative to color. Count up your guests and let us know how we can help personalize a design for your family this year!


We ought to make the moments notes
Of happy, glad Thanksgiving;
The hours and days a silent phrase
Of music, we are living.
And so the theme should swell and grow
As weeks and months pass o’er us,
And rise sublime at this good time,
A grand Thanksgiving chorus.

-“Thanksgiving” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

For more poems and content ideas, visit poets.org