Vintage Inspired Christmas Favor Ornament | Over 30 Free Christmas Printables

November 9, 2016

Use this free printable to create ornaments for your Christmas tree or as favors for your holiday table.  |

This classic vintage Christmas image is free to download and can be used in so many ways including making holiday ornaments and gift tags.

CHRISTMAS   |   Updated June 13, 2023

A vintage inspired ornament decorates this table for Christmas.  |

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.

A farmhouse style table decorated for Christmas.  |

Using Favors at Christmastime

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 and can actually become clutter if there isn't enough room on the table.

  • Or you can use a favor that not only provides a decorative touch that day, but is something that 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 I've created for them and remember the time that they spent at my home and the happy memories we created together.

Setting the Christmas Table

Why I Love Vintage Images

This old 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.

And where people were more joyful and excited to celebrate the season, rather than stressed and overwhelmed by all there is to do.

Farmhouse Style Christmas table |

How to Print the Vintage Image

To download the free vintage Christmas printable, click on the link below to be taken to a file that you can print immediately or save to your computer using the icons in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

  • To make durable, long lasting ornaments, you'll want to be sure to use a heavier white cardstock over ordinary printer paper.

  • If you aren’t printing it right away, but sure to save it somewhere you’ll be able to easily locate it again. It is really useful to create a special folder specifically for printables so you can keep them organized and accessible year after year in case you ever want to print them out again.

  • You can also send the downloaded file to a local or online print shop like Staples or Vistaprint. This gives you a quality piece for not a lot of money (and you don’t waste your colored ink at home!)

As always, this free printable is available for your personal use only and should not be altered in any way or sold for a profit. And if you’d like to share this with a friend, please provide them with a link to this post over just passing along the PDF.

Free Printable Vintage Ornament for your Christmas tree or holiday table  |

How to Make the Vintage Inspired Ornaments

  • First, I printed the images out onto white cardstock.

  • Then I cut squares of chipboard out with decorative edged scissors. (You could also use the cardboard from an empty cereal or cracker 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 and what you have available.

  • The image was glued down onto the center of the square with Mod Podge.

  • Then, to keep with the vintage look, silver glass glitter was added around the edges. I love the look of this type of old-fashioned glitter and feel it really enhances anything you use it on.

    Be aware, though, that it is made of crushed glass and can be sharp. To make the project kid-friendly, please use regular craft store glitter.

    For either option, simply brush Mod Podge onto anywhere you'd like to use the glitter, pour the glitter over the ornament and shake the excess off onto a clean sheet of paper or paper towel so that it can be reused again.

Free Printable Vintage Ornament for your Christmas tree or holiday table  |

Use this free printable to create ornaments for your Christmas tree or as favors for your holiday table.  |

Setting the Table

My goal is to keep the tablescape relatively neutral with just the color coming from my handmade ornament and the greenery on the table.

My table setting started with laying down white carved wood chargers. (They were originally purchased from Pier1 Imports.)

Next comes my creamy white dinnerware with an emossed pattern around the edges.

Years ago, I got these pretty linen Merry Christmas napkins 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! Although they are no longer available, they are something that you could make yourself with a little bit of linen fabric, sharpie, and a sewing machine.

And finally to accent it all, I laid a simple vintage silver ornament and sprig of faux greenery alongside the ornament.

Check out this post for a free printable vintage image to create this festive holiday ornament.  |

What Else Can You Do with This Image

Maybe you aren't interested in making ornaments to use as favors for this year's table, but there are numerous other ways you can use this image.

  • Use the image to create gift tags to add to special packages. I would still suggest printing them out on the cardstock for a sturdier tag.

  • Pick up a small frame at the thrift store or perhaps you have one at home, and place the image inside for a vintage looking piece of art to hang on the wall or place on a shelf.

  • Have people that you need an inexpensive gift for? The framed picture would be a thoughtful gift tucked into a bakset with a bundle of greenery and fragrant candle.

Decorate your table for Christmas |

Some Other Free Christmas Printables for You to Use

Miracle of Christmas Vintage Art Print

Printable Christmas Recipe Card - Great to organize your holiday treats and dinner recipes!

Hand Painted Santa Ornament


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.

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