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How to Create Custom Thank You Cards for Thanksgiving

By Vanessa Poulson | Designer Tutorials

‘Tis the season for spreading cheer and kindness to your loved ones. 2020 has been quite the year, and there’s no better time or reason to appreciate the special people in your life with a kind gesture or two. 

BeFunky Thanksgiving cards

If you’re looking for an easy, fun, and creative way to share the love this holiday season, consider crafting a personalized Thank You Card for Thanksgiving using any of our exciting templates in the Graphic Designer! We have plenty of templates to make the design process a breeze, so you can focus on making your card as heartfelt as possible.

Thanksgiving Card Inspiration

Whether you want to showcase your favorite photos of you and your loved ones or you want your design to be more graphics focused, BeFunky’s Designer has all the Thanksgiving Thank You Card templates you need. The best part is, each template is pre-designed for you to use as a guide, yet fully customizable. That means you can add personality and thought into your Thank You Card in just a few clicks! Here are some of our favorite templates:

Share a Photo

Do you have a special photo of you and your loved one that you’d like to share that captures a moment or memory you hold dear? We’ve got plenty of photo-focused Thank You Card templates to help highlight those special moments!

Share a photo thank you card

Make it Classic 

There’s nothing better than a classic Thank You Card! Let our graphic and text forward templates do the talking in these elegant card styles.

Classic Thanksgiving card

Keep it Minimal

Sometimes, less is more! If you’re looked for muted and minimal Thanksgiving Thank You, Card, use any of our simplistic templates to get your message across.

Minimal thank you Thanksgiving card

How to Design a Custom Thank You Card

Are you ready to get started on your own customized Thanksgiving Thank You Card? Head to BeFunky’s Designer and expand the Events & Cards category on the left side of the Start a Design menu.

BeFunky Thanksgiving card templates

Then, search “Thank You Card” to find the perfect Thanksgiving Thank You Card template. You can click on each template for a preview, and when you find the perfect one, choose Use This Template to load it onto the canvas.

Thanksgiving Card template BeFunky

Every element of your Thank You Card template is fully customizable. If the template you chose has an image on it, it’s easy to replace it with a photo of you and your loved one. To do so, open the Image Manager tab in the main menu on the left and use the Computer button to upload your favorite photos.

Select an image for Thanksgiving Card

If you wish to change the background color of your card, can choose any hue you want by opening the Customize tab. Click the color tile next to Background Color to choose a new one, or use the Eyedropper tool to select any color that already exists on your template.

Change Thanksgiving card color

Now it’s time to customize your Thank You message! Click on the textbox to bring up a Text Properties menu for you to change the font, colors, and more. Type your custom Thank You message in the box.

Edit your text for Thanksgiving card

We’ve also got a huge Graphics Library with hundreds of customizable design elements you can add to your card! Just click the Graphics tab (the heart icon) in the menu on the left and choose Search Graphics

Graphics for your Thanksgiving card

Click on any graphics you love to instantly add them to the Your Graphics section of the Graphics tab. When you click the x in the top right corner (to close the Graphic Library) you'll see all your picks there. Drag or double-click the graphic thumbnails to add them to your template and start customizing. Any time you have a graphic selected on your template, a Graphic Properties menu will appear, allowing you to change the Color Overlay, Blend Mode, Opacity, and more.

Add graphics to your Thanksgiving card

Once you’re satisfied with your design, it’s time to save your Thanksgiving Thank You Card! Click the Save button at the top of the Designer to save your Thank You Card to your computer.

Save and print your Thanksgiving card in BeFunky

Save your card as a PDF if you want to have your card ready to Print and as a Web file if you’re sending a digital card this year!

Save your Thanksgiving Card to print

Final Results

Thanksgiving Thank You Card

Make your loved ones something memorable in this time of giving thanks in just a few clicks with these beautiful card templates. Are you ready to start designing your own customized cards? Get started below!

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