My invitation for our Tex-Mex Thanksgiving this year was pretty simple and easy. I had looked for more formal invitations in local stationery stores but found nothing that was “Tex-Mex” that also said, “Thanksgiving.” So, naturally, I made my own. I found some pretty textured brown paper at Michaels that I used for the “folder” – just an 8 1/2″ x 11″ sheet that I cut in half (to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″). I had some leaf cut-outs left over from last year that I’d bought at The Paper Source; on those, I free-handed “Giving” and “Thanks” with a gold metallic marker (extra fine point). And then the leaf cut-outs were affixed to the invitation with some metallic foil leaf stickers.
I tried to find a Tex-Mex inspired paper on which I could actually print our invitation, but – nada. (Maybe I should have spent longer than ten minutes looking!) So, I made my own: using vellum paper, I simply printed online clip art of chili peppers from Word 2013, and the text (using Gabriola and Playbill fonts). I also placed a few fall leaf stickers under the vellum for that traditional Thanksgiving feeling.
And here is the wording:
Please join us for Dinner
Thursday, November 28th
at 3 o’clock in the afternoon
at our Home
Thank you for sharing this special day!
Rsvp Dave, Kathy, Roger, or Kris
Sure wish you could join us! Happy Thanksgiving!