Celebrate the season with a funny letter board quote—or two!

By Samantha Jones
November 15, 2019
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Thanksgiving Day is nearly upon us, which means we're already preparing for the festivities ahead. We love taking in the last bright colors of fall, enjoying our favorite fall comfort foods, and planning the Thanksgiving menu. But even with all the anticipation of reuniting with extended family or tasting Grandma’s famous pumpkin pie, it can be a stressful time of cleaning, cooking, and prepping for the busy holiday season ahead.

Whether you’re looking for some cute Thanksgiving decor ideas to dress up your home, or just looking for a laugh to take your mind off of your to-do list, these Thanksgiving letter board quotes are sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

First things first: If you don't already have a letter board, you're going to want one. Black felt boards with plain wood framing (like this 16-Inch Felt Letter Board, $19.99, Walmart) are the most popular option based on the Instagram posts we've seen, but we also love the look of gray felt (like this 7-Inch Letter Board, $12.99, Walmart). Both boards come with plenty of movable white letters so you can re-create these funny quotes or come up with one of your own.

Too Much Responsibility

It’s a big deal when your extended family finally trusts you enough to let you cook the main course for Thanksgiving dinner⁠, but it can come with a lot of pressure. To ensure your turkey comes out just right, check out our guidelines on how long to cook a turkey⁠—⁠or embrace your side dish status and bring a basket of homemade dinner rolls instead. 

Comfy and Cozy

This letter board quote has us thinking about all the Thanksgiving dinners before yoga pants were invented. After a long day of eating too much turkey, we’re thankful to have pants with an elastic waistband and a cozy couch to nap on! If your pants still have a little give left, try our fresh pumpkin pie recipe. 

The Forgotten Holiday

With all the Christmas lights, holiday music, and Black Friday deals, it’s easy to forget there’s a holiday between Halloween and Christmas. Since recent studies have shown that decorating early for the holidays can make you happier, we don’t feel too bad for poking some lighthearted fun at those already in full Christmas mode.

Leftovers for Days 

While we love sharing a meal together with family and friends on Thanksgiving day, those next-day leftovers are pretty delicious, too (especially when you turn them into this Thanksgiving leftovers casserole). When it’s time to divvy up the remaining spoils, no one can blame you for snagging some mashed potatoes or that last slice of pie for the road.

Nap Time

As all the furry critters outside stop their foraging and start disappearing into their homes for winter, we’re starting to think it’s not a bad idea to skip the colder weather and hibernate instead. Besides, with warnings for a cold and snowy winter ahead⁠—not to mention the convenience of e-grocery shopping—we’re finding fewer and fewer reasons to leave the house!

Buy It: Wood Letter Board Brown - Threshold, $22.99, Target

Just One More Serving

Thanksgiving Day kicks off an entire season of potlucks, family dinners, and excuses to count dessert as a food group. We're pretty sure holiday calories don't count, especially when it comes to delicious Thanksgiving desserts. After all, this is the one day out of the whole year when you can eat as much turkey, mashed potatoes, and pumpkin pie as you want—why not embrace it?

Modern Luxuries

There are plenty of things to be thankful for this time of year, especially when you include 21st-century luxuries—like free shipping—to the list. Besides, this year Amazon's Black Friday deals have already started, and Hallmark is airing a record 40 new Christmas movies, so we can't help but be thankful.

Whether you're all finished prepping for Thanksgiving dinner or still have a long list of to-dos before the family starts showing up, there's plenty of time to pick your favorite quote before guests arrive.

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