Thanksgiving Bulletin Boards


Thanksgiving bulletin boards within the workspace can incorporate harvest bulletin board colors and themes for a cheerful and attractive design.


The first Thanksgiving can be recreated with cutouts of Native Americans, pilgrims, Indian corn, pumpkins and scarecrows for creating lovely Thanksgiving bulletin boards. Sequins, markers, glitter, feathers and fabric scraps can all be used for decorating the figures. Other bulletin board decorating ideas could entail the staff putting up cutouts of Thanksgiving recipes with delicious looking foods from magazines. The border of the bulletin board could be made out of colors that are typical of fall such as oranges, reds, browns and yellow/gold. There are plenty of workplace communication tools, methods and techniques for Thanksgiving bulletin board ideas for the staff to have fun with and to get involved within the workplace.


Other fun ideas for a workplace bulletin board could include:



Recipe day

Everyone brings their favorite thanksgiving recipe on a previously provided note card and tacks it on the bulletin board. Everyone is free to copy/Xerox the recipes provided as long as they return the card to its place for others to use. "How'd You Make That?" or "Can I Have This Recipe?" may be good titles for the top of this board. Compose the border of cooked turkeys, cakes, cookies, pies, and other foods. A good background color would be yellow (friendship).

Earth day

Decorate the board with endangered species pictures from magazines or online printouts and in the center a large picture of planet Earth. Mention gratefulnesss and thanksgiving for the earth and all it provides. Be sure to include insects and fish as well as mammals. Next, cut out of construction paper large colored circles then cut out smaller white paper circles and write some facts about the species that are endangered as well as where they are from and how many there are left and what organizations support them, etc. Title the top of the board "Earth Day" which actually does have its own day on the calendar. For the border use either a solid color border or animal print border (zebra stripes, giraffe spots, etc.).

New Year's (A new beginning day)

Have people bring pictures from Christmas they would like to share and post them up for January's first board. On a black or blue background, fill the area around the pictures with snowflakes.

Birthday's Day

Surround the board with a few party horns (from dollar store, where you can push a thumb tack through the cardboard) and balloons. On white or colored paper, list everyone's birth month and day for the year. Do not list their year for privacy. For more privacy, depending on the size of your office, you might want to use first initial only on the name with last name. If it's a small enough office maybe someone can bring cupcakes. Of course, the title on this one should be "Happy Birthday to You."

Anniversary Day

Let everyone bring photos of their favorite anniversary. Add sheets where you can list what each milestone anniversary is and the modern and traditional gifts that would mark those milestones, since many do not know. You can Google this list or Hallmark stores usually have the information in their free calendars they give out around late October, early November. Put some of these gifts as cut-outs or pictures on the main board. Around the edge put cakes, rings, etc. If possible gold would be a nice color for the background on this one. The title can be "Happy Anniversary" or something similar.

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Bulletin boards in the workplace are still an effective form of communication.

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