In this day and age, I don't imagine too many people send invitiations to their family members for Thanksgiving. I know I don't, it is just assumed that Thanksgiving will be at either my house or my son's house and word is spread via phone or email. My parents, however are a different story. They are getting older, very forgetful, yet still get insulted if we assume they might forget something as important as birthdays or holidays. They are still old school, the types who send handwritten letters and thank-you cards, so lately, I have been giving them their "reminders" in the form of a written invitation. They don't realize they are the only ones who get this particular type of "invitation".
Here's a little card I made to invite them to Thanksgiving at my son's house this year. I know they will save it because they think it is coming from their grandson and hopefully it will remind them where and when to show up for Thanksgiving dinner.
This weeks sketch is by Claire Brennan and since I am mailing it, decided to make it fairly CAS. I used Waltzingmouse Stamps Join Us for the embossed sentiment and Bountiful Basket Additions for the main image and tag sentiment. I have really enjoyed coloring these little basket and pumpkin images this season. I have used them several times and they are so nice for a novice Copic colorer like me. This time I added a little snippet of lace along the basket edges. I used a woodgrain stamp in versamark for the cardbase and Papertrey Ink Mat Stack #3 diecuts with some Bo Bunny Forever Fall patterned paper. I wrapped a little twine and a button onto the tag and with all the Thanksgiving details on the inside of the card, my Mom and Dad should have no trouble remembering Thanksgiving this year.