According to thekitchn.com, one family covers the Thanksgiving table with butcher paper and then gives everyone a marker.
They can doodle, and give thanks, and draw pictures throughout dinner.
The creation then becomes a banner to enjoy for the day.
If you don’t want to substitute butcher paper for your nice tablecloth, or if you would prefer conversation at dinner, consider hanging a large thankfulness paper on the wall or door. Attach markers so everyone can give their autograph or opinion. Or drawing. Or thanks.
If you want, you can clip autographs and notes off the banner and scrapbook them.
Another idea is to give the banner to the person who lives farthest away, a college student or family friend.