Despite what an unpredictable year 2020 is proving to be, the holiday season is quickly approaching! Thanksgiving will be here before we can say “turkey and stuffing”, and that means it’s time to think about your Thanksgiving day tablescape. Of course, our gatherings may be smaller this year, but an intimate scene is no reason to skrimp on the details!
Scale Down Quantity, Not Quality
While a smaller crowd may feel disappointing, it’s also a unique opportunity to adjust the traditions, test new ideas and spoil the beloved humans who will be around your table this year. It’s a matter of perspective, and for a holiday steeped in themes of gratitude and thankfulness, we’re here to help you make the best of the 2020 holiday season. Remember: a smaller Thanksgiving crowd is equally splurge-worthy!
Personalize Your Thanksgiving Table
Give your Thanksgiving table a splash of personalization this year with custom dinner napkins, frosted custom-designed cups and, of course, personalized leftovers bags! A few sweet details like these and you’ll be on your way to a unique and memorable Thanksgiving scene! There’s no need for your décor to be costly or your menu to be extravagant— it’s about the people around the table, especially this year!
Customize Your Thanksgiving Place Settings
For a simple detail that sets a festive scene, our DIY pocket napkin fold is a great option. With the option to personalize the super soft linen like dinner napkins, you can create an on-theme focal point for each of your place settings! Of course, a smaller guest list may create some room in the budget for some splurges. If so, perhaps personalized monogram glasses for each of your guests instead of a place card?
Create a Tablescape that Makes You Smile
When it comes to your Thanksgiving tablescape this year, do what truly makes you happy. Use the fine china and splurge on custom floral arrangements OR buy a stack of disposable plates and cutlery and order your Thanksgiving meal from a local restaurant. Seriously, of all years, let this one be the one where you give yourself the freedom to do it all exactly how you want to! Traditions are deeply-held and meaningful, to be sure, but in a year like this one, only uphold them if it brings you joy!
Keep Thanksgiving as Safe as Possible This Year
Of course, doing our due diligence to keep everyone safe this year is top priority! Even if your crowd is smaller than usual, be prepared with a proper sanitizing station stocked with all the wellness support items that people could need. Custom-designed disposable face masks, single-use personalized hand sanitizer wipes and adorable Thanksgiving themed bottles of hand sanitizer are a great trio to start with! For another safety measure, give everyone the appropriate cue by adding a sanitizing station sign to point them in the right direction for a germ-free meal!
Consider a Thanksgiving Alternative: Springsgiving
If you are feeling especially bummed about missing a big gathering of your loved ones from near and far, why not schedule a Springs-giving weekend in April or May? Let our part of the world get past winter and flu season, and plan a time to gather that may (surely?!) be safer for vulnerable loved ones.
Whatever this holiday season may hold for all of us, let’s be sure to infuse it with special moments that bring us joy! Let’s collectively lay aside the “if onlys” or “what ifs” and spend Thanksgiving in a posture of gratitude. And if it makes you happy, add a personalized cocktail napkin! Cheers to Thanksgiving 2020!