As COVID-19 has eased, more countries are allowing small gatherings and businesses are reopening, making it the perfect occasion to celebrate Thanksgiving this year.
Whether you want to invite family, friends or colleagues over for a celebration, or want to build up excitement for your business’s Thanksgiving promotion, a Thanksgiving poster is the perfect cherry on top.
We understand that you might not have the time to design from scratch. Thus, we have here a few Thanksgiving poster templates which you can customize easily using our Poster Maker. No design experience required.
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- Happy Thanksgiving poster templates
- Thanksgiving poster templates for potluck parties
- Thanksgiving holiday sale poster templates
- More Thanksgiving poster ideas
- Design tips: What makes a good Thanksgiving poster?
Happy Thanksgiving poster templates
Understandably, most of us do not have the time to think about the best Thanksgiving layout design. Here’s where Thanksgiving templates come in handy: you can use the templates below for party invitations, be it a cozy Thanksgiving party at home or a company get-together.
Golden Turkey Thanksgiving poster template
One of our favorites, the template above makes the good use of images for the poster background, icons and colors. Anyone can tell it’s a Thanksgiving poster without having to read the text and that’s what we want: to capture the audience’s attention at a glance without much effort.
And apply your brand colors and logos to the template in one click:
Here’s a variation of the template with the same content, but different design treatment:
Venngage offers 40,000+ icons and illustrations, plus 3+ million stock images so you can definitely find the right design asset for your event poster.
Either type in what you’re looking for in the Icon/Photo search, or double click an existing icon/photo and replace it with a new one:
Blue turkey Thanksgiving poster template
Did you know that bold colors are predicted to be the graphic design trend for 2022? Here’s a chance for you to apply that to your Thanksgiving poster through this template.
The clever use of color and the cute turkey icon gives an impression of a fun and casual Thanksgiving feast.
This is one of the many templates on our site that makes good use of blue color palettes. If you’re interested in getting some of these palettes for your brand kit, check out this post: 20+ Best Blue Color Palettes for 2021.
However, if you prefer something that screams Thanksgiving even harder, here’s a variation of this template using more fall colors:
Pastel icon Thanksgiving poster template
A classy yet fun poster, this one is perfect for simple home gatherings because it has a homey and cozy feel, party thanks to the pastel colors used.
The most important details are highlighted as well, such as the time, place and date. It doesn’t have a lot of design elements, but it sure sends the message clearly.
Again, you can add color palettes to your Brand Kit and apply those colors to any design in one click. If you fell in love with pastel, make sure to check out our recommended 20+ pastel color palettes for 2021.
Modern typographic Thanksgiving poster template
This template takes the same content from the one above and gives it a completely different design treatment. The choice of color and font for the poster design gives it instant elegance. This also proves how colors can reshape our perspective.
For example, if you are throwing a glamorous and formal party, you can use black, gold and a bit of sparkle for your poster. That should be a clear giveaway to your invitees.
Retro-inspired Thanksgiving party poster template
Aside from the bold red that screams “party time” or the icon scene that makes it fully clear this is a fall festival poster, the fonts used in this template also help build up the excitement.
Here’s a quick design tip: Don’t overdo your font choice. If you have brand fonts you can apply to any design, great. If you don’t, make sure you only have two or three different fonts within a design to avoid confusing the reader.
Still deciding what fonts to use for your brand? We can help:
Thanksgiving poster templates for potluck parties
Now, let’s move on to poster templates for your next potluck party.
Orange contemporary Thanksgiving poster template
Get your invitees to bring their favorite delicacies with this Thanksgiving poster. Add interesting photos similar to what we have in the template.
How about some delicious homemade pie, cranberry sauce or green bean casserole? An excellent idea is to ask your party-goers to inform you beforehand what they would bring to the feast. Include an email or a contact number for quick coordination.
Dark Thanksgiving poster template
Thanksgiving posters do not always have to be bright-colored. Just take a look at this example. However, you need to be clever in using contrasting colors for your fonts and other design elements. That way, these will stand out, and people will easily read the content.
Thanksgiving holiday sale poster templates
Thanksgiving is a great opportunity for retail businesses to promote their products. The thing is, it’s hard to be on top of the competition if your poster is bland. Here’s a good template for you.
Whether you’re a clothing store, or you’re selling accessories, Thanksgiving cookies or toys, you can customize this template to promote your holiday sale.
Consumers love to buy products on sale, and you must take advantage of that. Make sure you highly the discounts or the exclusive offers you have going on. Include how much your customers can save and use bold fonts and colors.
Don’t forget to indicate the dates and state whether your promo is offered both in-store and online.
More Thanksgiving poster ideas
Not all Thanksgiving posters are about party invitations or store discounts. You can also use these to educate people or invite them to join charitable works. Here are some more Thanksgiving poster ideas for your inspiration.
Fun facts Thanksgiving poster template
Thanksgiving is often overshadowed by parties and most people do not have a clue about its origins and significance. That’s where this design will fit best.
You can either use this design as a standalone fun fact to send over as email newsletters to your colleagues, or use it in an email series hyping up Thanksgiving events.
Food drive infographic template
Thanksgiving is also the season to share your blessings, and many people will support your cause if you have an enticing poster such as the one above. The call-to-actions are clear, and the poster includes sufficient information to let people know what to expect about the Food Drive.
Fall fundraising template
Here’s another nonprofit poster template. This one shares information about a fundraising event. Little text has been used but the poster conveys the most important bits of information: what the event is and where and when that takes place.
Design tips: What makes a good thanksgiving poster?
Making a good poster for Thanksgiving doesn’t require a genius. However, you will still need to understand the basic poster design principles to send your message across.
Tip #1: It should be festive
Thanksgiving is a joyous moment that happens once a year. Obviously, adding the usual turkey and pumpkin pie to your design works. But you can be creative and use different styles, too. Especially for businesses with their own branding, you can use your preferred colors and add elements to make it more “Thanksgiving-appropriate.”
Take a look at what we have here.
Let’s say you are managing a diner. You can use your restaurant’s font and pattern the color of your brand. Add some food, drinks and you are good to go.
Tip #2: Create a clear headline
There are many reasons why you should create a Thanksgiving poster. It could be an invitation to a party, a promo in your store, or a service reminder.
Ensure that your headline is straightforward. If you are inviting your friends to a party, here are some of the classic headlines you can use.
- We are inviting you to our Thanksgiving party.
- You are invited to our Thanksgiving celebration.
- Please come to our Thanksgiving party.
This one doesn’t have those headlines, but the “Fall Festival” being a bold, different font in the middle of the design makes it really clear what the poster is about.
The approach should be the same for retail businesses, especially if you are to launch a promo. A plain Happy Thanksgiving as a headline will not cut it. Be direct to the point and, say 30% OFF this Thanksgiving Season, or something similar.
That’s more effective, and you will get actual sales from your poster.
Tip #3: Don’t forget the details
What’s a poster if it isn’t able to deliver your message? It’s useless.
You have to think about the most important details that your audience needs to know upfront. In the case of Thanksgiving party invitations, always indicate where and when the celebration would be. If there is a specific theme that your guests must follow, add that as well.
We discourage you from including excessive texts on your poster because this might compromise the overall layout. A good solution is to add a call-to-action leading to your website or social media pages.
Tip #4: Brush your layout
When you’ve already collated the images, graphics, headline, and texts to use, choose a layout that can fit them perfectly. Follow the visual hierarchy and the natural eye movement patterns. Also, don’t forget to leave areas for white spaces.
You can always experiment. But at the end of the day, you must have the right balance of aesthetics and function.
In summary: Create your own Thanksgiving poster with Venngage’s Poster Maker
The advantage of searching for different Thanksgiving poster ideas is that you can choose the best one for your purpose. You can even mix and match your favorite design elements and create an original piece.
Which design templates do you think you can use for your Thanksgiving poster? Creating one is easy with Venngage’s Poster Maker. Just follow our tips or use the templates above. It’s free to get started—no design experience required.