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Symbols of Thanksgiving can use for 3D popup cards

The following symbols are available use for Thanksgiving greeting cards and design 3D model that you can use for your custom greeting 3D popup cards. Let’s dive in to what all the different Thanksgiving symbols are, what they mean, and find ways to incorporate them into your festivities this year

The Turkey

Thanksgiving Day celebration will be incomplete without the legendary Turkey. The Pilgrims used to call any wild fowl, turkey. The turkey is usually the main course of most household during this celebration. It is a customary dinner which serves as a reminder of the four wild turkeys that were served at the first Thanksgiving feast.

The Pumpkin

Another symbol of the modern Thanksgiving dinner is the pumpkin pie. The pumpkin is one of the most important symbols of the harvest festival and is an American favorite.

The local Native Americans considered them a symbol of the life giving sun and man’s personal power. Pumpkin is also an autumn harvested vegetable, which could explain it’s strong association with the harvest and Thanksgiving.


The Cornucopia

The Cornucopia s a symbol of nature’s productivity. It is the “horn of plenty” and is the most common symbol of a harvest festival. It is a horn-shaped container or basket that is filled with the abundance of a harvest. The traditional cornucopia was a curved goat’s horn.

Traditionally, the cornucopia was a goat’s horn given to the God Zeus as a gift. It was one of the horns of a goat called Amalthaea. The horn could produce ambrosia and nectar which was the food and drink of the gods. This goat supposedly nursed the god Zeus when he was a baby. Zeus later set the goat’s image in the sky known to us today as the constellation Capricorn, to show his gratitude.

However, according to Roman mythology, the cornucopia was the horn of Achelous, the river god. The horn was broken off in a fight with Hercules. It was believed that Achelous came in the form of a bull. The water nymphs then filled the horn with flowers and fruit to offer it to the goddess of plenty, called Copia.


We often see dried corn husks or colorful dried corn cobs around Thanksgiving and the autumn season. This is because corn was one of the primary foods of Native Americans. It was also one of the crops they taught the pilgrim’s to grow which saved them from starvation. Corn is thought to be a symbol of agriculture and a healthy harvest.


Native Americans taught the Pilgrims to grow beans next to cornstalks. The was so that tbe beans could use the cornstalks as their pole as they grow, hence American beans are also known as Pole beans. Beans are therefore a special symbol of thanksgiving feast.


Cranberries are a kind of berry. Its name originated from crane berry because of its pink blossoms and drooping head which reminded the Pilgrims of the crane. The Pilgrims found out how to sweeten the bitter cranberries with maple sugar. The cranberry sauce was and is still used as a compabion of turkey during Thanksgiving dinner.

Autumn Leaves

Another decoration we commonly see around Thanksgiving, this symbol has a pretty cut and dry meaning, autumn and fall. It’s suggested this symbol has more to do with pretty presentation than actual symbolism.

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Handmade 3D greeting Popup card for Thanksgiving Day

If you have a need to design and make custom 3D cards with any symbols, please let us know and what your ideas are used for, especially your use of thanksgiving cards to for customers, business partners, or employees of the business.

With food being the center of attention at Thanksgiving, the table itself an important part of the holiday as it often serves as the hub of the day’s activities.

If you are a furniture maker, you can make cards with the image of a table full of Thanksgiving solid food. If you are a service unit, you can choose one of the icons suggested above. Or more simply, you can turn the Logo, slogan of your business in the form of 3D cards on the background printed with images of Thanksgiving Day symbols.

Send cards to customers and business partners on Thanksgiving Day to remind us of gratitude, prosperity and good things in life that we hope.

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