Create a unique favor for your Christmas table this year with a free printable of a vintage image.
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Even as a little kid, I enjoyed helping to set a festive table around the holidays. My favorite task was creating place cards for whomever was coming to dinner. Although we had the same guests year after year and they would sit in the same seats, I felt like these place cards were the most important thing on the table.
Creating favors was another way of putting my stamp on the holiday table all those years ago. So when Kristen from Ella Claire Inspired invited me to participate in this year's Christmas Vignette and Printable Blog Hop, the first thing that came to my mind was creating a favor to give to each guest at dinner this year.
There are a few ways to view placing a favor at your guest's plate. One one hand, you can give those sitting down at your table a treat to eat like some candy or a piece of holiday fruit like a pomegranate. But those favors disappear by the end of the meal.
You can do something decorative like placing a pine cone or ornament in the center of their plate. But those things are just moved aside when the meal comes.
I enjoy using a favor that not only provides a decorative touch, but is something that my guests can actually use for many Christmas seasons to come. I like to think that next year, my friends and family can unpack the ornament that I've created for them and remember the time that they spent at my home and the happy memories we created together.
(And yes, in the pictures above I've also added a glass ornament to decorate things a bit more!)
This vintage image is a charming picture that reminds me of what Christmas would have been like many years ago when families traveled long distances for the chance to spend their holidays with loved ones. Where gifts were simple and heartfelt rather than purchased because it is expected to give something.
To make these ornaments, I printed the images out onto cardstock. Then I cut squares of chipboard with decorative edged scissors. You could also use the cardboard from an empty cereal box.
I punched two tiny holes into the top corners and threaded fishing line through them to create an invisible way to hang the ornament. You could also use ribbon or twine depending on your style.
The image was glued down onto the center of the square and then to keep with the vintage look, silver glass glitter was added around the edges. (To make the project kid-friendly, please use regular craft store glitter.)
Last year, I got these pretty Merry Christmas napkins from Parris Chic Boutique and I think they are perfect backdrop behind the favor. It's like they were made for something to be placed on top of them!
Maybe you aren't interested in making favors for this year's table, but this image can also be used to create ornaments on your own tree or to tie on the outside of a gift that you are giving to someone special. You could also print the image out and add it to a frame to decorate your home.
I'm really excited about being able to share my holiday printable alongside many other fabulous ladies today. There is really something for every style and so many different ways to use these ideas around your home this season. And best of all? They are free! Consider it your first Christmas gift of the season ;)
Please remember, though, that these printables are free for your own personal use only. They are not to be altered, sold, or redistributed in any way.
Be sure to visit some of these bloggers, see their creative printables, and be inspired by the ways that they've been used in our homes. Thank you so much for stopping by!
Free Printable Holiday Gift Tags and Ornaments by Finding Home Farms | Peace on Earth by My Someday in May | Red Barn Gift Tags & Print by Refresh Restyle | Kiss Me Under the Mistletoe Watercolor by Finding Silver Pennies | Merry Christmas Ornament by In My Own Style
Good Tidings Christmas Chalkboard by Live Laugh Rowe | Plaid Christmas Gift Tags by Four Generations One Roof | Vintage Inspired Christmas Favor by Anderson and Grant | Hot Cocoa Bar Sign Printable by Blesser House | Watercolor Paper Flowers by Chronicles of Home
Let it Snow Banner by Happy Happy Nester | Reindeer Games by Clean and Scentsible | Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by A Burst of Beautiful | 12 Plaid Reindeer Joy Printables by The Happy Housie | Santa Baby by Kelly Elko
Christmas Tree Farm Poster by Making Home Base | We've Got that Holiday Feeling by My Fabuless Life | It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year by May Me and Mom | Heaven and Nature Sing by Nest of Posies | Nativity by Shades of Blue Interiors
Make Your Own Christmas Village by Town and Country Living | Madeline's Christmas by So Much Better with Age | Christmas Gift Tags by TIDBITS | Countdown to Christmas by Unskinny Boppy | Holly Botanical Study Watercolor by Nina Hendrick Design
Pie Labels by My Sweet Savannah | Advent by My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia | Buffalo Check Christmas Banner by Just Destiny