53 Free Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards

How to make your own place cards

So you’re going all out to host a spectacular Thanksgiving feast. Friends and family are coming, you’ve meticulously planned your menu. Now it’s time for the finishing details, but wait! How do you make your own place cards? Well, personalizing free printable Thanksgiving place cards is by far the easiest way to create impact on your table. In fact, to get started all you need is an internet connection and a smart device connected to a printer (if you plan on printing them out yourself).

Of course, Avery cards and tags make it even easier because you can print them yourself, or have us print them for you. Not to mention our free online design software and free printable templates. You can even customize our free printable designs to truly make them your own.

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How do I create a name place card design?

To create name place card designs you will need access to some kind of design software. For example, the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, etc.). Unfortunately, now that Adobe has fully adopted the subscription model, using such software costs between roughly $30 and $50 per month to use. Luckily, we offer free online software (Avery Design and Print Online, or ADPO) that you can use to customize any Avery product.

In fact, we also provide hundreds of free predesigned templates that you can modify. Of course, ADPO has classic design tools for adding and editing images, shapes, and backgrounds as well as working with text and fonts. On top of that, ADPO also has awesome features like Mail Merge and Edit One/Edit All that make it easy for you to personalize your Thanksgiving place cards.

Import a list of guests from a spreadsheet. In short, the Mail Merge feature in ADPO allows you to import a list so that each item on the list is applied to an individual card or tag. You can use it with any spread sheet software such as Microsoft Excel or Google Sheets. 

Watch a video walkthrough of how to use Mail Merge. 
Choose how your edits are applied. Avery cards and tags print on 8-1.2" x 11" sheets and then come apart after printing. When you're designing the overall look of your place cards, you'll want to edit all of them at once so you don't have to make repetitive changes. However, when you're adding individual names of your guests, you'll want to edit just one card or tag at a time. Edit One/Edit All allows you to do both. 

Watch a video to see how Edit One/Edit All works. 

Jump to the first free printable place card on our list to get started now. Browse to find the one you like, then click “Customize” to open the design in ADPO where you can start designing immediately!

Check out helpful videos for printing Avery products and more on our YouTube channel.

Tips for printing DIY place cards yourself

First and foremost, pay attention to whether you have a laser or inkjet printer. While you don’t need a special printer to make cards, you do need to make sure that the printer and cards you want to print match. For example, only use laser-printable cards or tags with a laser printer. This is so important that we wrote a whole article about printers and printing labels, which can actually be applied to any Avery printable product.

Pro Tip: Some Avery cards and tags are specially designed to work with both laser and inkjet printers. If the packaging or product page says "laser/inkjet" you can use them in either one. 

Our second printing tip is to always print a test sheet on a regular piece of paper first. You’ll usually be able to spot most design errors right away. However, you can also use the test sheet check for misalignment or scaling issues. To do so, place the printed test sheet on top of your blank Avery card or tag sheet. Hold it up to a bright light. If the design doesn’t match up with the outlines of the cards or tags, you can go back to your printer settings and adjust.

Lastly, check your printer settings. In the print dialog, choose “More Settings.” Select the right paper size and make sure the scale is set to custom and 100%. Then go in to “Properties” or “Preferences” and change the paper or media type to “labels,” “cardstock,” “heavy-weight,” or “specialty.” The last part is important so that the printer “knows” that you’re printing on something thicker than paper.

Keep in mind that there are several ways to troubleshoot printing issues, but sometimes it’s easier just to give us a call. Our Customer Care team is here to help make your project a success!

Special Avery features to elevate your experience

Avery design software, templates, and printable products are designed to be easy to use. Simply open a template, customize, and print. But, we have some pretty cool tools and resources for when you want to do a little more. Firstly, we can print your projects for you. Avery WePrint® is a professional printing service that prints on industry-leading digital printers. It’s awesome for when you want to print very saturated or photo-quality images. Or, if you’re printing large quantities.

Additionally, you can also apply saved designs to any other Avery template. This is great if you find a free predesigned Avery template that you want to use on a different product. Or, if you want to apply a design you’ve customized to several different products. For instance, matching your Thanksgiving place cards to invitations, name tags, or menu cards. And, you can share saved Avery projects via email. If you’re planning an event with friends or family, sharing projects makes it much easier to work together.

Last, but definitely not least, our Customer Care team is extremely dedicated. You can contact them during regular business hours by phone or by chat. Plus, there is an entire dedicated Avery Help Center where you can browse answers to FAQs about templates, products, orders, and your free Avery account. Once you click a category, you can even search for specific queries.

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Print yourself on 1-7/16″ x 3-3/4″ gold border place cards (35701).

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Print yourself on 1-7/16″ x 3-3/4″ gold border place cards (35701).

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30) Timeless gold border place cards

Print yourself on 1-7/16″ x 3-3/4″ gold border place cards (35701).

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Making your own place cards with Avery

Personalizing free printable templates are by far the easiest way to make your own place cards. Not only are Avery cards and tags easy to print yourself, but we also have free online design software to help you customize our designs. And, we can always print your projects for you if you prefer.

Additionally, our free online design software has sophisticated tools that desktop editing software doesn’t have. For example, Mail Merge and Edit One/Edit All tools to help you personalize individual cards or tags in your project. You can also share saved projects via email and even apply your designs to other Avery products.

Perhaps most importantly, the Avery Customer Care team goes above and beyond to help make your projects a success. You can reach them by phone or chat, or use the Avery Help Center to find answers to FAQs.

Have you ever made personalized Thanksgiving place cards for your celebration? We’d love to hear your stories on Facebook or see your awesome projects on Instagram. Use #averyproducts on Instagram to check out other people’s projects and share your own!

Author: JoJo Mrgich

JoAnn (JoJo) Mrgich is a copywriter and SEO content writer who began her copywriting career in 2011. A musical theater major at the time, JoJo began writing blog articles, product descriptions, and other online content for a dancewear brand. Since then, she has gone on to write in a variety of fields, from essential oils and natural beauty to fashion and swimwear, finally landing at Avery, which she affectionately calls her "forever home." At Avery, JoJo writes content for the Avery blog, covering everything from organization to party planning, as well as contributing to other online content for avery.com. She is also a technical and content writer for Avery Industrial, where she writes in-depth articles that span a wide variety of topics, from safety compliance to 5S lean practices. In her personal life, JoJo is a big fan of fantasy and science-fiction works such as Lord of the Rings and Star Trek (especially the original series). She also loves going to Disneyland and runs a non-profit social organization of 600 members that brings fans of "nerd culture" together for meet-ups and events in Southern California.