5 Creative Ways to Celebrate Thanksgiving in 2020

This is a year to enjoy a smaller Thanksgiving with your immediate household. Even though things need to be different, it also gives us a chance to mix things up, get creative, and try new holiday traditions. After all, Thanksgiving is really all about taking the time to count our blessings (and the slices of pie you can eat). Here are some ideas to keep your whole crew near and far entertained!

DIY Zoom backgrounds

Add a little personality to your virtual Thanksgiving dinner by making Zoom backgrounds! Surprise them with your very own customized background and see the smiles on their faces. Or better yet, coordinate with your friends and family for a matching set.

Use the 16:9 layout ratio for making Zoom backgrounds

We’ve made the backgrounds featured here available in the app too! Check them out in our ‘Zoom Backgrounds‘ category (iOS only). You can save them to your phone and then AirDrop or email them to yourself ahead of Thanksgiving to set them as your background on any device you will be calling from.

Thanksgiving Bingo on Zoom

The usual Thanksgiving dinner would typically consists of many board games. This year, try playing a virtual bingo game with your friends and family. It’s suitable for all ages and helps you keep the conversation going. To play this bingo, be the first one to find all items that strikes out a line on the card. Use this template below or make your own with all the fun stickers in the app!

Get fancy with personalized place cards

Just because this year’s celebrations have to be smaller doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with the decorations. Go for a full-out fancy dinner party by making dinner menus or place cards like this example below!

Tip: Try using our 3:2 layout ratio for the perfect place card size!

Digital recipe cards for friends

For friends and family who you would usually have over for dinner, keep them included by sending them a beautiful recipe card of your signature dish.

See more recipe options by tapping “Templates” in the app and scrolling to the Thanksgiving category.

Gratitude list

Sharing thankfulness is one of our favorite things about Thanksgiving, and we’ve made this prompt to help you reflect on the year. Make your own gratitude list and share it digitally with your friends and family.

Even though it’s been a rough year for everyone, we hope this Thanksgiving will still be the time for you to be able to reflect on the good things in your life. We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at PicCollage! Don’t forget to share your creations with us via #mypiccollage or tag us on Instagram. We look forward to all the fun things you’ll make this season!

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