Seasonal Greeting Card Tips : Thanksgiving

By heather at 11:00 pm on Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Date in US : Nov 23, 2006
Date in Canada : Oct
Publishers start thinking about designs : April

History :

The autumn following their 1620 landing at Plymouth Rock, the Pilgrims held a feast to gave thanks after gathering their first harvest, inviting the local Indians to share in the celebration. This observance is commonly recognized as the first official Thanksgiving in America. The day has become a time to count our blessings and give thanks. The family-oriented American holiday is steeped in tradition, from the festive dinner with all the trimmings to watching the annual Thanksgiving parade and football games.
Greeting Card Association

Icons :

  • acorns
  • Americana
  • autumn leaves
  • barns
  • corn
  • cornucopia
  • farms
  • gingham
  • harvest
  • hay
  • hayride
  • plaid
  • plow
  • scarecrows
  • sunflowers
  • tractor
  • turkey
  • wagons / wagon wheels
  • wheat
  • wreaths

Colors :
cream, yellow, red, orange, pumpkin, sage green, earth tones, Mediterranean palette, autumn colors

Flowers :

Fonts : traditional serif fonts, some calligraphic

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