The Perfect Holiday Tradition – Table Grace Cards

table grace cards


Many of you may remember this post from last year when I shared my Thanksgiving table scheme ideas.


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That table was so pretty (still love it!), but I received the most comments on the Table Grace cards I told you about.  I had received a set from my dear friend, Kelly Kay, and I talked about how they had become a family tradition of ours during the holidays.

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Well, Kelly Kay just happens to be an amazing artist and the owner of a beautiful line of paperie called Kelly Kay Paper!  We discussed how wonderful it would be if she created a set to sell so people could carry on the tradition in their homes.  After a year of planning and painting (she did all of the art herself!) and pouring her heart and soul into this project, I am very very happy to say the Table Grace Cards are for sale!

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This sure-to-become-a-family-heirloom set of 16 cards (31 prayers) comes in a lovely navy box with “Table Grace” embossed on the front in white.

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When you open the box using the grosgrain ribbon, you will find “the story” of this family tradition along with the cards.

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The tradition was begun by Kelly Kay’s grandmother Maw-Maw, who started using a similar set of these cards at her holiday table many years ago.  It has been neat to hear stories of how each family member had a favorite card, and how the reading of the cards when gathered together were a special and sacred time.

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Each card is like a piece of art, with each design being an original work in oil pastel by Kelly Kay.  They are printed on a thick, high quality paper with a slight texture, and I marveled at each one’s detail when she first showed me her final product.  Here is the top card with the “Table Grace” design, and on the back is the prayer for the first day.

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Each card is double sided,

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which is wonderful since it can stand on your table.

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The inscriptions on the cards are a “collection of classic hymn lyrics, common table prayers, poems & Bible verses”, Kelly Kay says, and each works together to create a story of encouragement and promise.

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You can use the cards in many ways – you can read one each day, pass the box around your table before a holiday meal, or position a card at each place setting.

They look great whether you place them on the plate,

holiday table place setting

or you stand them up.

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I think these are wonderful for any gathering of loved ones, but I also think they are the perfect GIFT!  (I have a long list of people who I want to give the Table Grace Cards for Christmas!)  Want to bring the most meaningful hostess gift to the hostess with the mostest?  These are your answer!  I could also see the cards as a sweet stocking stuffer or a sentimental gift to your best friend, aunt, mother-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister, mom, neighbor, or co-worker.


Weaving your story into your home goes so far beyond pillows and textiles and furniture, it is the “feel” you bring to your abode.  Traditions like these are so important – THIS is what the people you love remember – it goes beyond what your home looks like, and lends itself more to the heart and thought you bring to your space.

I know Kelly Kay’s heart in designing these is to bring a little grace into your home.  By weaving her memories, faith, and artistic hand together to create these cards, she hopes they become as much a part of your family’s story as they are hers.  You can purchase them here (get them before she is sold out!), and KK is offering free shipping for orders over $50!  And if you have any sort of party coming up or any stationery needs, you should definitely check out her website –  Kelly Kay’s work is so unique and so beautiful!

I would love to share these with you, so I am giving away four sets of Table Grace Cards!  (two from comments left on my site and two on my Instagram – follow me there for that announcement) Leave a comment on this post to enter your name in the drawing, and good luck!  I will announce and contact the winners next week.

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I’m so proud of my friend and her work, thank you for letting me share it with you.  And you know what will be on my holiday table (every time).  ; )

**This post is dedicated to the memory of Elaine Dry, Kelly Kay’s beloved Maw-Maw who began this table grace tradition, and faithfully upheld it for many decades.  She passed away ten days ago at age 89 surrounded in love by her family.  She rejoins the love of her life, Bob, and I know she would be so thrilled to see her tradition passed on to so many.**

Until the next story.

xo, G

*please note that these Table Grace Cards (Art & Design) are copyrighted by Kelly Kay Creative, Inc. and may not be copied without permission.*

58 Responses to “The Perfect Holiday Tradition – Table Grace Cards”

  1. Erin Namey October 17, 2016 at 5:49 am #

    What a great concept! The design is beautiful!

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:32 pm #

      Thanks Erin! I think so, too!

  2. Sandy McGuigan October 17, 2016 at 5:50 am #

    These Thanksgiving cards are just wonderful. I am one of those people who cherish Thanksgiving and relative simplicity, and these cards focus on what the holiday is really about…giving thanks to God. Thank you for sharing the information about Table Grace cards.

    Sandy McGuigan

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

      I totally agree, Sandy! Thank you so much. xo, G

  3. Lauren October 17, 2016 at 5:52 am #

    I emailed her about this last year, i am so glad she printed them! Can’t wait to get a set.

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:33 pm #

      Yay! I think it took longer than she imagined, but the final product was worth the wait!

  4. Lynn October 17, 2016 at 6:40 am #

    This is such a beautiful idea! A great gift and a lovely way to honor a special woman.

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:34 pm #

      Awww thanks Lynn. I attended her funeral last week and was so touched. She was a special lady. xo, G

  5. Sal October 17, 2016 at 6:59 am #

    I am neither sentimental or religious, but this touched me.

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:34 pm #

      I’m so glad, Sal! I hope you get a set! xo, G

  6. Kelly KV October 17, 2016 at 7:26 am #

    Love you G!! I would like to add that creating a fresh set of Table Grace Cards was Grace’s brilliant idea, and I could not be more thankful. It has been an absolute honor and labor of love. I am so thankful for the opportunity to share this special family tradition!

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:34 pm #

      Yes, but you did the work. So proud of you, KK! Love you so much!

  7. Priscilla Roberts October 17, 2016 at 7:54 am #

    What a lovely idea!! My sister, our family’s Thanksgiving hostess, sets a lovely tabescape. These would make such a nice addition!

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

      Hi Priscilla! Thank you! Good luck. xo, G

  8. Lesley October 17, 2016 at 8:21 am #

    How special and what a fantastic way to set the table!

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

      Thank you, Lesley! xo, G

  9. Kym October 17, 2016 at 9:21 am #

    Grace, these are so special! Thank you for sharing them!

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm #

      You are so welcome, Kym! xo, G

  10. Anonymous October 17, 2016 at 10:24 am #

    OMG! Love this! Thanks for the intro dear! BTW, where’s your malachite plates from? GORGEOUS!

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

      Hi Anon, my plates are vintage. You can search “malachite plates” on Etsy or Ebay, and usually some will pop up. Good luck! G

  11. Susan October 17, 2016 at 10:27 am #

    So beautiful! These are like little works of art!

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:36 pm #

      Indeed, love them! xo, G

  12. Shelley October 17, 2016 at 10:49 am #

    I love this idea so much! I had to go to her website to see if our traditional table prayer was included. What an awesome shower/wedding gift for a young couple starting out.

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

      Hi Shelley, did you find your prayer? I agree about that gift idea! xo, G

  13. Lisa October 17, 2016 at 11:56 am #

    Omg! I used her paper for a shower, and I got so many compliments on it! What a talent!

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

      Oh how cool, Lisa! She is SO talented! I bet it was gorgeous!

  14. Kate October 17, 2016 at 12:13 pm #

    I totally agree with the above poster, what a great shower or wedding gift for a young couple!

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

      Kate, agreed! xo, G

  15. Hannah Burton October 17, 2016 at 12:42 pm #

    I’ve known Kelly and admired her talent for a long time! Love seeing both of your creative minds come together on such a unique and beautiful idea!

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

      Oh thanks, Hannah! It was so fun getting to style the cards with her!

  16. Teresa s. October 17, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    These are so beautiful, and I am excited to order a few for Christmas presents!

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

      Yes! I need to get my order in pronto! 🙂 xo, G

  17. Sarah Bosch October 17, 2016 at 1:25 pm #

    I love these… sometimes it’s hard to start and keep traditions going if you don’t have the resources. This is so creative & beautiful and I could see us getting some of these and sharing them with others. Beautiful place settling by the way!

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

      Hey Sarah! I TOTALLY agree! I think you would love these, they are so unique and lovely. Thanks! xo, G

  18. Colleen McDowell October 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm #

    Cute idea! These would be a perfect gift for my mother!

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

      They would be, Colleen! 🙂 Thank you, G

  19. Mariya October 17, 2016 at 2:49 pm #

    Oh wow, my mother-in-law would love these! They’re beautiful!

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

      Thanks Mariya! I agree! xo, G

  20. Shalene October 17, 2016 at 8:25 pm #

    Love these! Sweet Kelly Kay knocked it out of the park with these!

    • Grace October 17, 2016 at 8:49 pm #

      For sure! Love her, love you! Lots of hugs, sweet Shalene! xoxo

  21. Courtney October 18, 2016 at 5:00 am #

    These are beautiful! The design and sentiment are perfect!

    • Grace October 19, 2016 at 7:17 am #

      Thanks Courtney! xo

  22. Laurie October 18, 2016 at 6:13 am #

    What a beautiful tradition to start, and such lovely lovely cards.

    • Grace October 19, 2016 at 7:18 am #

      I agree, thank you, Laurie!

  23. Catherine October 18, 2016 at 6:25 am #

    Love these! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because of its focus on gratitude. These are a gorgeous way to engage the whole family during the season of gratitude.

    • Grace October 19, 2016 at 7:18 am #

      Thank you, Catherine! Agreed!

  24. Joane Ramsey October 18, 2016 at 7:53 am #

    Dear Grace:

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful tradition. They set the tone for a great start to the holidays!

    • Grace October 19, 2016 at 7:19 am #

      You are so welcome, Joane!

  25. Donna S October 18, 2016 at 10:22 am #

    I just ordered a set of these beautiful cards. Can’t wait to start a new tradition 🙂

    • Grace October 19, 2016 at 7:19 am #

      Oh great! I’m so happy for you, I think you will love them. xo

  26. Teri Niebruegge October 18, 2016 at 12:25 pm #

    This is a tradition I cherish. Kelly’s work is beautiful and totally unique.

    • Grace October 19, 2016 at 7:20 am #

      Yes, she’s amazing! xo

  27. Cathy October 18, 2016 at 8:51 pm #

    What an awesome tradition ! So beautiful!
    Hope I win!

    • Grace October 19, 2016 at 7:20 am #

      Thank you, good luck!

  28. Mimi October 18, 2016 at 10:50 pm #

    These would inspire me to bring more people to my table next month. Especially for my birthday :o)

    • Grace October 19, 2016 at 7:20 am #

      Happy Early Birthday! 🙂 xo

  29. Robin O October 19, 2016 at 12:48 am #

    So much about this was touching. First of all, these are gorgeous! The artwork on these cards is just beautiful – can’t believe it’s all done by her. And what a precious tradition to start in our homes. These are the kinds of traditions I want my children remembering about their childhood holidays. Lastly, what a perfect time for the debut of these cards and a wonderful way to honor her grandmother.

    • Grace October 19, 2016 at 7:21 am #

      Thank you! I totally agree – it was really sweet how these events coincided. xo

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