Mixbook Photo Card Idea: What I'm Thankful For

The most common Thanksgiving tradition is going around the table and having everyone tell the room what they are thankful for. It’s such a great time to reflect on all the big (and little) things that really enrich our lives. At last year’s Mixbook Thanksgiving lunch we were all given cards and were asked to write down what we were thankful for. I loved this idea and wanted to share it with the Mixbook community. While I enjoy hearing what everyone is thankful for, there’s something about seeing a wall of thanks that makes you really appreciate life and the people around you. ThanksgivingCreating a set of these cards is really easy! We’ve even got an entire category of Thanksgiving cards for you to choose from. With a few tweaks, you can easily turn these greeting cards into “What I’m Thankful For” cards!

Abstract Thanks
Give Thanks CardWe love the simplicity of this card – so much that we don’t think it needs any tweaks. The layout on the front of the card lends itself perfectly to our purposes, leaving plenty of space to write!

Please note, this template does have a greeting on the back of the card, so be sure to delete it before ordering! Alternatively, you can always add a family photo or a favorite quote on the back instead to make the most of the card!

Thanksgiving Words

Colorful Thanksgiving

We love this card because of all the color and typography on the front! It’s such a fun layout and already has words to help inspire what you might be thankful for! For this card, guests will write what they are thankful for on the back. We’ve removed the photo and adjusted the text to read “this thanksgiving i am thankful for…” Now I realize that my capitalization rules aren’t coming into play, but this is just a style preference. :) Feel free to follow all grammar rules when creating your card!

Whimsy Tree

I'm thankful for

This is another fun and playful card! This one, however, will require a bit more tweaking than our previous cards. While we’ve kept the original tree, we’ve added another pile of leaves in the bottom left corner. Additionally, we’ve added the thankful text and searched for a sticker of lines to write on.

Wondering how we got that Thanksgiving sticker? We’ll let you in on a secret! We actually just covered up the word “Happy” (as seen in the original card) with a white square sticker. The sticker covers it up perfectly, while matching the background. :) This same technique can also be done to “erase” part or the writing lines.

Elegant Autumn
Last but not least, we have the Elegant Autumn card. This theme was actually pulled from our Thank You card category. Originally, this card is a folded card, but for these purposes, we’ve altered it to create a flat card. To do this, you’ll want to follow the steps in this tutorial. Instead of opening up a photo book project, you’ll want to create a new blank card. Next, recreate the card and search for a sticker of lines to add to the back.

Remember, these are just a few examples of what you can do! To access these themes, simply click on the image and you'll be taken to that card's landing page.

If you're in love with a few of these designs, order a mix of them so your family and friends can choose the card that best represents them. Remember, creating a card from scratch is also a possibility! We’d love to see any and all of the cards you come up with! Pin them on Pinterest and post the link below! :) As always, let us know if you have any questions. Happy Mixbooking!

Behind the Mix: Lanie

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