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Free Place Card Template: “Welcome” & “Thankful For”

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Free Place Card Template: “Welcome,” and Thanksgiving Place Cards that are perfect for the holidays!

I’m more than excited to share a little goodness with you to help make entertaining in your home this year a bit easier! We entertain a lot in our home, and I’m always looking for ways to make a dinner party of 2, or a holiday party of 200, a little more personable. (You may also want to take a browse at my easy Fall Dining Room Table Decor, for when we entertain!)

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I’m not sure what it is, but when I go to someone’s home, and I see my name at a place setting… I get all “giddy,” inside, and I suddenly feel a little more “welcomed.”

Free Place Card Template

Now listen… I hear ya on the “money-saving,” techniques that we all try to accomplish during party planning and hosting. So that’s why we wanted to create something that could be created in your own home, at the last minute, and could be personalized for your guests.

• Do you have a printer?  Perfect. You can just open this download up in Adobe Reader, click inside the center, and type in a name. Print it on white card stock, kraft-colored card stock, or whatever your little heart desires. (I personally think the kraft card stock looks so classy and really “pops,” on white cloth napkins.) Customizable Name Cards. Free Printable!

• Cut out the name card (napkin ring), and secure it around a cloth napkin.

• Place silverware in under the name card, and you’re good to go!

TIP: To change the font of the name that you enter, on a MAC, click inside the box, and push “command E” and a box should pop up, allowing you to change the font.

On a PC, “Control E,” should do the same.

Customizable Name Cards. Free Printable!

How to Secure the Name Card:

I had a little bit of time, so I decided that I wanted to punch a hole in each end of the name card, pull ribbon through the holes, creating a bow in the back (or bottom side) of the napkin.

Customizable Name Cards. Free Printable!

If you’re pressed for time, you could easily tape the back, or staple it! Quick and Easy.

Holiday Place Setting

If you’re planning to use these for Christmas, try adding an evergreen stem, and a few red berries, to really make it all “pop,” with color!

So CUTE! DIY Holiday Place Card FREE customizable printable!

I literally just placed the stem and berries inside the place card holder. You could tape them, glue them, etc. if you felt like you needed to secure them more!

  If you're planning to use these for Christmas, try adding an evergreen stem, and a few red berries, to really make it all "pop," with color!

  If you're planning to use these for Christmas, try adding an evergreen stem, and a few red berries, to really make it all "pop," with color!

Customizable Name Cards. Free Printable!

For Thanksgiving, or for a “thankful,” occasion, here’s a  “thankful for,” place card, that you can customize and use for your dinner party! Customizable Name Cards. Free Printable!

 Customizable Name Cards. Free Printable!

Customizable Name Cards. Free Printable!

I can’t WAIT to see how you’ve used these name cards. Make sure to send me a photo! 🙂


—–> Download the Thanksgiving and Welcome Name Cards HERE!

To Enter the Name of your Guest’s:

When you click the download link above, it may open into a new browser. Make sure you then download the place cards to your computer so you have the ability to type in the names.

If Using a Phone:

Note that if you’re wanting to access these printables with your phone, your phone may not allow you to download them and type in your guest’s names.

However, you can click the link to download the place cards above and print them from your phone. Then, you’d be able to handwrite in the name of your guest’s.

TIP: Email them from your phone to yourself, or to a friend to download them on a computer later so you can customize and enter the names later!

Customizable Name Cards. Free Printable!

35 thoughts on “Free Place Card Template: “Welcome” & “Thankful For”

  1. Oh my goodness these are so adorable!! I love them!! Perfect for Thanksgiving dinner!! xoxo

    1. Jessica says:

      Thanks Amy!! Yes! Perfect for Thanksgiving. I also have the “welcome,” ones, so you can use them all year long! Woot! 😉

    2. Jessica says:

      Thanks Amy!!! Yes they are!!! The “welcome,” place cards are perfect for all year around too!

  2. Paula says:

    Love these, going to do the for the girls for homecoming. When I type in the name a box appears then I type in the name. But when I click away from it the box and name disappear…help!! Im on a mac.

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh shoot! I’m sorry you’re having trouble! I hope I’m not responding too late. I just tried on my Mac, and it worked for me. So I wonder if it’s an adobe issue you may be experiencing??

      1. Awesomesauce says:

        Hi! I think I know what happened. Try clicking the pen icon thingy in the right hand corner. Once it loads, click it again. For some reason it works. I don’t know why.

    1. Kary Leach says:

      Thanks Eileen! So glad you like them!

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you so much!!! I love using them all year!

  3. Kathryn says:

    Thanks for making these! and offering them for free!!! They were easy to print and look fantastic. Can’t wait to set the table 🙂

    1. Kary Leach says:

      Yay! We’re so glad you like them! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Kristen Mackey says:

    Hello! I’m on a PC and can’t get the font to change. I tried the control E….any ideas? Thanks!

    Thanks for sharing this! I love it!

    1. Jessica says:

      I’m so sorry Kristen, I’m just now seeing this! Well shoot… I was told that Control E would for a PC. If it’s not too late, you may try highlighting the text, and right-clicking? Or highlighting and hitting control E? I’m on a mac or I’d do some trial and error for you!

  5. jessica says:

    So beautiful! Thanks for offering these for free! Question: my names when I type them in are not centered, but higher in the design. Any way I can adjust this? Thank you!

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Jessica!!! I’m so sorry I’m just now seeing this! It may be too late now, but just in case, I wanted to reply. I’m not sure what could be causing the issue, unless it’s the font that you’re selecting? I just wonder if printing them they’d actually be off-centered. I’m sorry! I’m not super techie when it comes to PDF’s, but that’s the first I’ve heard of it doing that. So I’m wondering if it’s a setting in adobe on your computer??? If I hear of anything, I’ll be sure to let you know!

  6. Laurel Brunell1 says:

    Jessica…I too love them but would like to change the font. I’m on a mac but clicking and command e does not bring up a box of choices. Any glitch that may have been resolved since last year?

    1. Laurel Brunell1 says:

      Jessica…just played with this a little more. And got it to work. I saved it to the desktop, then it opened in preview and I was able to adjust the fonts. Thanks…I love them!

      1. Jessica says:

        Oh good!! I’m so glad it ended up working for you. Sorry for the initial trouble, and so glad that you came back to let me know that it worked! XOXO

  7. Tisha says:

    I love these!!! Going to use them for Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing. Where did you get your napkins and are you happy with them?

    1. Jessica says:

      Thank you Tisha! Do you mean the blue and white napkins? I bought those a few years back at Target. For the white napkins, I usually snag some when I see them at Home Goods, T.J. Maxx or Target! I’m happy with all of those! I hope that helps!

  8. Charlotte T Grace says:

    Thank you for the place card holders. I used them for a dinner. Plates were put on the table. Then, I wrapped matching napkins with place card holder and I included knife, fork and spoon inside the holder. Placed that inside the plate. Everything looked grand!! Much appreciated.

    1. Jessica says:

      Awww! That’s wonderful! So glad that you liked them! Thank you for sharing!

  9. Kristi says:

    Any creative printable for a four year old girl?

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Kristi! I don’t have anything here on the blog really for this, but there are SOOO many cute ideas on Pinterest!

  10. Hi Jessica- Such a cute printable, I love it! I just wanted to let you know I’m featuring this craft in a post on my blog “Cute Décor to make for Thanksgiving.” I hope that’s okay and please let me know if it’s okay to use your Pinterest image? Your site is credited in the image. Please let me know if that’s alright? Thanks!

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Clarrisa! Thank you so much for your sweet words and for asking! I’d love for you to feature it with a link that will allow readers to come over to this post so they can download their printables too! Thank you!

  11. Verla says:

    Hi can you tell me where to find the plaid salad plates in your pictures?
    Thanks so much

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Verla! I actually found these at Target a few years ago, so I doubt they still have them. BUT they do have super cute plaid plates (affiliate) HERE, and always adorable plates HERE!

  12. Vanessa says:

    These are amazing!! Thank you so much for being so thoughtful to share for free!!! Is there way to make the name smaller when we edit ourselves? I wanted to type in Auntie Lauren but it’s too big

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Vanessa! I’m so glad that you like them! Thank you so much for letting me know. Oh shoot, I’m not sure if there’s a way to make them smaller or not. I haven’t tried that yet but was hoping it would just get smaller after it started running out of room. I hope you were able to make it smaller somehow since it has been a few hours since you’ve commented! I’ll look into how to make it smaller in the meantime!

  13. Bernadette says:

    We have a gourmet dinner club and we always do name tags to mix up the couples. This is a clever way to do name tags and send a welcome message. Thanks! Wish there were four on a page!

    1. Jessica says:

      Hi Bernadette! I’m so glad that you like them. We could have squeeze four on a page, but that would have made them a lot smaller and I really like the bigger width! Thank you for the feedback!

  14. Awesomesauce says:

    I loved these! I am 10 and I was able to print them easily! 💕💕💕💕

    1. Jessica says:

      Oh good!!! So glad, thank you for sharing!

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