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Thanksgiving Examples: 6 Emails as Festive as the Thanksgiving Turkey

Category : Email Inspirations

Thanksgiving… A time for scourging through Pinterest for the perfect turkey recipe, connecting with distant friends over Facebook, clicking the perfect family photo to send to relatives as postcards and most importantly discount hunting for Thanksgiving shopping. As per National Retail Federation survey, people spent approximately $1.73 billion for Thanksgiving shopping in 2015.

In this world of overflowing inboxes and everyone competing to capture the subscribers’ attention, it is necessary for your Thanksgiving email to STAND OUT. Monks have got your back in finding inspirations and also are offering you free Thanksgiving email templates to outshine your next Thanksgiving Day Email.

A family gathering together to carve the turkey, and having dinner is the spirit of Thanksgiving. Similarly, the below showcased beautifully designed Thanksgiving email examples bring their subscribers closer to their virtual family
(the dinner is pending though 😉 )

Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW)

Footwear retailer DSW’s email is really a pleasing one. The pre-header text notifies the subscriber that ‘it is the last day to get 2x – 3x points’, followed by offering free shipping to ‘Every Shoe Lover’ for the personal touch. The hero image is a list nostalgia inducing thanksgiving traditions, and gradually shifting focus to their sale announcement. Additionally, they notify that only online shopping shall be available on Thanksgiving, and their store service will resume on Black Friday. Ending the email on a high, they offered clearance sale on women’s boots.

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Grocery delivery service provider Freshdirect took the direct approach of providing a checklist of the items needed to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Moreover, the countdown timer in the top generates a sense of urgency for the subscribers to start preparing their Thanksgiving dinner.

thanksgiving email templates

The Homegoods Store

This email by home furnishing store Homegoods motivates the subscribers to be the perfect host and lists out their products required to throw your Thanksgiving party. Email conveys the message in clean & neat sections. The footer containing the link to their Pinterest board is a great value addition for subscribers looking for inspirations.

thanksgiving email templates


Jcrew’s thanksgiving email is a minimalistic email featuring a giant hero image of a 2/3rd part of a delicious blueberry pie with 30% off announcement in the negative space. Truly it is a ‘tempting’ email indeed.

thanksgiving email templates

Kate Spade

Online fashion retailer Kate Spade’s minimalistic Thanksgiving sale announcement delivers a clear message with the flashing effect using GIF. Highly appreciated is the announcement of additional new Fall style to sale – also highlighted in the preheader text.

thanksgiving email templates

Neiman Marcus

Dinnerware Store Neiman Marcus offered discount for early bird shoppers on their Thanksgiving cutlery. The hero image pictures a table laid out with a traditional Thanksgiving spread on their products. For those in hurry, they also offered a service to check availability of chosen products in the store shelfs.

Thanksgiving email templates

Need more inspirations? Head down to our Inspirations page for email on different themes.

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Kevin George
Kevin is the Head of Marketing at EmailMonks, one of the fastest growing email design and coding companies. He loves gadgets, bikes, jazz, and breathes ‘email marketing’. He is a brand magician who loves to engage, share insights with fellow marketers, and enjoys sharing his thoughts on the latest email marketing best practices at EmailMonks Blog.

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