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Thanksgiving Bunting and Subway Art

It’s November 1st – time to pack away all of our Halloween decor to make room for Thanksgiving!

Last year was a really hard and special Thanksgiving for our family, because we knew it would be my Moms last. My Mom had just had her feeding tube inserted and was starting to use a biPap machine to breathe. She also had started to use her ipad to speak for her, since she was slowly losing her ability to be understood. It made our whole family realize just how much we had to be thankful for. Of course there was an element of sadness, but it made us so much more sensitive to all of the blessing we did have.

I wanted to design a fun burlap bunting and Thanksgiving Subway art this year to express all of those feelings of thankfulness I felt last year. We have a Thanksgiving Dinner Pack that matches and includes place cards, food tags, centerpiece printables, and thankful cards!

thanksgiving sign 8x10

Growing up, my Mom always hosted Christmas and my Aunt always hosted Thanksgiving. My family hadn’t been to Thanksgiving at my Aunts for 8 years until last year. Our Thanksgivings have been all over the place. One year we even spent it with Pam and her family! We had really missed spending the holiday with Aunt’s family and are now planning on spending Thanksgiving every year with them. Here are a few things that we do each year…

  • 5 K Turkey trot – a great way to start the gluttonous day off!
  • Cooking for the Moms, football for the boys, and swimming for the kids! My Aunt makes the most beautiful turkey! My favorite part is the crunchy stuffing she puts on top!
  • Bunco! This is a new tradition we have started and it’s so fun! We have prizes that we turn into a white elephant exchange. It gets pretty funny!
  • Lastly, we can’t forget that my cousin Kelly makes us an agenda with all sorts of fun activities. There is never a dull moment!

Pam is way more on the ball than I am and already has her decorations ready!

ps. Do you have your Thanksgiving Turkey ready yet?

We baked cookies today with M&M’s instead of Chocolate chips (trying to use the Halloween candy up before I consume it!) We will be sneaking out tonight to deliver it!


Previous author of Over the Big Moon. I shared my passion for home and family life! I love graphic design, DIY projects, cooking, and working in my garden! My favorite role is taking care of my husband and our 3 amazing and busy boys!
  • The Ramsay’s

    >thanks so much for the printables! I don't have a lot of thanksgiving decorations so I'm super excited to put these up!

  • The Cantelmo Family

    >Awww, what a sweet story. And I am so sorry for the loss of your mom.
    Thank you for the downloads. I am so thankful for you!

  • The Cantelmo Family

    >By the way, I am a new follower 🙂

  • Sharra

    >Thank you for the beautiful printables.

    I am sorry about your mom. I know you must miss her greatly.

  • craftytexasgirls

    >Visiting from the Creative Paige- love your printable. I have been searching for the 'right one' – think I found it. Wish you were my neighbor, I could go for some of those cookies with my coffee this morning.
    🙂 crafty texas girls

  • Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy

    >Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional! You were featured, so stop by and grab a brag button. http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2011/11/features-from-last-weeks-tuesday.html#comments
    I hope to see you again this week!

  • Chrissy

    >These are super cute printables!! I am using a couple of them in my house!! Thank you so much!!

  • Sarah

    >I have the banner hanging up! Thanks so much!

  • Simply AJ

    >Thanks so much for sharing these printables. Love it!! AJ@queenofmynest

  • Courtney ~ French Country Cottage

    >Love your subway art- thank you for sharing these at Feathered Nest Friday!

  • Lori

    >You are so kind – and talented! Thank you for sharing this! Thankful for you!

  • Jen-CraftOManiac


  • Christy

    >Thanks for sharing this gorgeous printable. I linked to y'all in my post about my Thanksgiving table setting because I used both the bunting and the subway art in my decor. Have a Happy Thanksgiving! Christy