Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all have a wonderful (and restful) holiday weekend with friends and family – and wish those of you traveling for the holiday a safe journey!

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In lieu of weekly links – a few holiday events and sales from some of my favorite shops and stationers! I may add a few more here between now and Monday if you want to check back!

Favorite Thanksgiving Printables

Looking for menus, place cards, and thankful cards to serve as the finishing touch on your Thanksgiving table? Here are a few quick and easy printables – including a few favorites from right here at OSBP – that you can incorporate into your Thanksgiving celebration!

DIY Thanksgiving Printables OSBP Favorite Thanksgiving Printables

1. Leftovers Labels

2. Hand Lettered Thankful Cards

3. Printable Take Home Bags

4. Calligraphy Leftovers Labels

5. Calligraphy Thankful Cards (in two different styles!)

6. Printable Menus, Place Cards, and Thankful Cards

Quick Pick: Shanna Murray Holiday

I’m in constant awe of the amazing creativity from artist Shanna Murray – her gorgeous wall decals are some of my favorite things on the entire planet. Shanna recently released her latest holiday collection, including beautiful holiday cards with Shanna’s signature illustrations and hand lettering, and a 2015 calendar with seasonal pages inspired by lullabies. Stunning!

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Shanna Murray Holiday Cards Quick Pick: Shanna Murray Holiday

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More in Shanna’s shop right here!

Photo Credits: Shanna Murray

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

Thanksgiving is almost here! Whether you’re hosting or contributing to a potluck gathering, we thought we’d round up a few cocktails that would be perfect for Thanksgiving dinner. Pick a couple of cocktail recipes to please multiple palates or make a huge batch of one recipe as your signature cocktail – either way your guests will be thrilled!

Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes OSBP Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes

1. Winter Cobbler; 2. The Robert Frost; 3. Mezcal Hot Chocolate; 4. Mulled Daiquiri; 5. The Martinez; 6. The Stone Wall

Friday Happy Hour: Hot Rum Punch

It’s getting cold outside, fast. Which means it’s time to talk about hot drinks. We’ve featured some great cold punches before, but I don’t think we’ve ever featured a hot punch, and that seems like a big oversight. Many of the best classic punches are piping hot – mixed with boiling water, or sometimes even tea. Sounds pretty good right now. So we’ll sign off for the week with a hot rum punch that should keep the cold at bay. Unless you’re in Buffalo. It’s too late for you. – Andrew

Hot Rum Punch Cocktail Recipe OSBP 31 Friday Happy Hour: Hot Rum Punch

Hot Rum Punch Cocktail Recipe Card Shauna Lynn Illustration OSBP Friday Happy Hour: Hot Rum Punch

Illustration by Shauna Lynn for Oh So Beautiful Paper

Hot Rum Punch

1 oz Aged Rum
1 oz Cachaça or Unaged Rhum Agricole
1/2 oz Lemon Juice
1/2 oz Lime Juice
1 1/2 tbsp Raw or Demerara Sugar

Combine your ingredients in a heat-proof mug and top with 6 oz of boiling water. Give the drink a stir to dissolve the sugar. Garnish with some freshly grated nutmeg and a cinnamon stick or some whole allspice. Enjoy!

Hot Rum Punch Cocktail Recipe OSBP 20 Friday Happy Hour: Hot Rum Punch

Smooth, rich aged rum and funky, tangy cachaça match to give this drink a complex flavor. Citrusy sweet, it will warm your bones. Consider replacing that hot water with some herbal or black tea for an even more complex punch, but just remember that tea is astringent, so increase your sugar accordingly. Oh, and that black tea has caffeine. Adding black tea basically turns this into a hot, old-fashioned energy drink.

Hot Rum Punch Cocktail Recipe OSBP 13 Friday Happy Hour: Hot Rum Punch

Ok, so this is something of a cheat: punch is supposed to made in big batches, be served in a big bowl, and all that jazz. There’s no oleo sacrum here, either. But it’s really good. So let’s just pretend it’s a single-serve punch for now and we’ll come back to a recipe for a true hot rum punch later.

PS – Don’t forget to look for more recipes, techniques, and vintage glassware finds on my Instagram account, @liquorary. This week, we’ve been playing around with rinses.

Photo Credits: Nole Garey for Oh So Beautiful Paper