Free, Printable Thankful Quotes for Your Thanksgiving Table

Free Printable Thankful Quotes Place Cards for your Thanksgiving Table!

Thanksgiving is upon us yet again. How did that happen so quickly?! You’ve brushed up on table manners, talked to your kids about being courteous during Thanksgiving prayer, and printed our free Thanksgiving placemats to keep the kiddie table occupied, but what about the grownups? Isn’t there something special for us?

I’m so glad you asked. Because, in fact, there is! This year, spark a little Thanksgiving conversation with our free, printable place cards. There are 10 designs, each with different thankful quotes on them. Scroll to the very bottom of this post, and enter your email to get the free, printable thankful quotes emailed right to you! 

You’ll find some from your favorite authors and poets, as well as a couple names I admit I had to look up. But their thankful quotes were too good to pass by! So make a game of it and see if anyone knows who each person is. And while you’re at it, take a moment to express gratitude for the people and things in your life that bring you joy. Studies show that the effects of expressing gratitude last a lot longer than you think.

So go ahead and use these printable thankful quotes as a springboard for Thanksgiving discussion! And please, feel free to share these thankful quotes on Facebook and Pinterest! Don’t forget to scroll to the very bottom of this post, and enter your email to get the place cards emailed to you! Without further ado:

Thankful Quotes for a Happy Thanksgiving

1.  Gratitude … turns what we have into enough.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough. -Melody Beattle

2.  Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

Joy is the simplest form of gratitude. -Karl Barth

3.  Remember to rest!

Learn from yesterday, live for today, look to tomorrow, rest this afternoon. -Charles M. Schulz

4.  Happiness is not a goal…

Happiness is not a goal. It's a by-product of a life well lived. - Eleanor Roosevelt

5.  Advice from Dorothy Gale herself

If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard, because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with. - L. Frank Baum

6.  How we use our blessings matters

Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them is the true measure of our thanksgiving. - W. T. Purkiser

7.  Be with those you like

I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. - Walt Whitman Thankful Quotes

8.  Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say.

Thank you is the best prayer that anyone could say. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, and understanding. - Alice Walker Thankful Quotes

9.  Feeling gratitude and not expressing it? Bad idea.

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. - William Arthur Ward

10.  Don’t lose out on your small joys.

Many people lose the small joys in the hope for the big happiness. - Pearl S. Buck Thankful Quotes

So, as we all know, we’re big fans of freebies here at Smart Kids 101. And I know you are, too! I’m so excited to give you these thankful quotes as a free, downloadable, printable PDF. There are two versions: a set of 10 just like the ones you see above, and a set that leaves room for writing each person’s name at the top, in case you have assigned seats at your Thanksgiving table. That’s cool, too. Gotcha covered.

So print them, cut and fold (or have your kids do it!), and inspire your Thanksgiving guests with both your gracious home and thankful quotes.

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About Aubrey Hunt
Before hopping on the crazy ride we call motherhood, I studied engineering and taught math and science to middle and high school students. Now, perhaps like you, I fill my days singing The Itsy Bitsy Spider and praying my preschooler will eat a vegetable — any vegetable!