The Perfect Card for Thanksgiving Apart

This Thanksgiving apart card is perfect for this season. We can’t be together and the front of this card says it best with the divided turkey picture.  Send this card to those you are keeping safe by not seeing them this year.

COVID is spoiling the most important of family events this year.  I hope that everyone is well and I want you to stay that way.  This card really says it best.  And it fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.

You will need:
Paper Selection

I used the same paper for the inside and front of this Thanksgiving Apart card but you dont have to.  The front really needs to be a solid color, but the inside could be a subtle pattern if you want.  Just make sure that the pen shows up if you do.

The turkey is a print then cut image that I sliced apart.  If your printer takes cardstock, print it on cardstock.  Copy or printer paper will work but the colors look better on cardstock.

Cutting the Thanksgiving Apart card

Cut this card and Cricut will do the writing.  I used a black Cricut marker for this card.  The font I used is one that I use a lot because I love how fancy it is.  It is called AR Decode and can be downloaded for free at Font Zone.

The turkey, as I said is print then cut.  For those of you that have trouble with print then cut I have a tutorial here.  Sometimes I have problems with the Cricut recognizing the marks so, I also tried a new trick I found on YouTube.  It worked.  Check it out.

Assembling the Thanksgiving Apart Card
 This isn’t as hard as it looks.  Start by re-creasing the fold.  Next attach the “Happy Thanksgiving” across the inside as in the picture.  Carefully fold the card closed, creasing the piece in the process.  
The turkey will come off the mat in slices.  First lay out the first piece and the last piece to the edges of the front overlay.  Don’t glue anything yet.  Then lay out the center pieces with space in between each piece.  Watch the height of the pieces.  Some are higher than others.  Look at the pictures to see how to lay them out.  There is a tiny piece of the next to last piece that is not connected.  You can tell where to put it based on the piece before it.  When you are satisfied with the layout, then and only then glue the pieces down.  Finally glue the front overlay to the card.


And your Thanksgiving Apart Card is done!  See wasn’t that easy?  It fits into an A7 envelope for mailing

Not So Fun Facts About Thanksgiving during 1918 Pandemic
Pandemics at the holidays are not new.  In 1918 the United States and the World were hit hard by the Spanish Flu.  We think this season and the restrictions are unique, but they are not.
  • At Brandon College, those who returned to the city by train after spending Thanksgiving at their homes were not allowed to return to campus.
  • In 1918, people came together for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Cases began to rise. 2500 people in Seattle alone died within weeks of the Spanish Flu.
  • In 1918, to combat the influenza, it was decided to isolate the population. Local health departments ordered schools, play houses, dance halls, picture shows and other gathering places off limits. This included churches.
  • In October 1918, the San Francisco Chronicle said “The man or woman or child who will not wear a mask now is a dangerous slacker” (a real insult then)
  • One sign in California threatened, Wear a mask or go to jail
-Taken from various historical websites

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