Showing Appreciation with a Thanksgiving eCard

So you’re not going to be able to join your aunt and cousins this year for the usual Thanksgiving feast. Aunt Sally always makes you your own butternut squash because you don’t like the marshmallows that everyone else seems to love on top. Super sweet of her, right? Unfortunately, you’re going to be spending the holiday this year with your significant other’s family, and you’ll definitely be expected to try the “famous” marshmallow squash casserole. You want to send your family a really nice card to make up for your absence, but aren’t sure how to make it special…

Okay, so maybe that’s not your exact situation (just me I guess), but you do want to make a nice card. Well, lucky for you, Kudoboard’s got you covered with a little Thanksgiving card wisdom. Follow these 5 tips to warm Aunt Sally’s heart.

1) Wander down memory lane. Remember when your cousin Andrew tried to see how much pie he could eat in 2 minutes? Yeah, his family hasn’t forgotten either. Include some (tragically) funny or special memories to bring in an element of nostalgia.

2) Send a free group eCard. Instead of sending a card just from you, ask other family members to contribute to an online group card (*cough*Kudoboard*cough*). Receiving warm thoughts from many people at once will surely make Grandma smile.

3) Turkeys. Include them. This special bird is what Thanksgiving is all about, am I right? Post some pictures or drawings of funny cartoon turkeys to get a few laughs and a lot of appreciation.

4) Tell the recipient why you’re grateful for him/her. Thanksgiving originated as a day for the pilgrims to give thanks for the harvest. While you might not be celebrating the latest corn crop, you can still honor the spirit of the holiday by reminding a family member how much you appreciate him or her.

5) Use vivid fall colors. The various shades of orange, red, and brown are quintessential reminders of the beauty of fall. Your sister will be happy to look back on a beautiful autumn as the cold starts to roll in.