Christmas Table Settings

I don’t want to bother everyone this year with a breakdown of Christmas like I did last year.  Not that it wasn’t WONDERFUL, but it’s tradition for a reason – it was approximately the exactly the same as last year.  Christmas Eve was at one aunt’s house – we hit 7 fish again (crab, lobster, shrimp, scallops, calamari, clams, tilapia).  Christmas Day was at another aunt’s house – we the same exact awesome antipasto as last year – except this year the black olives had pits in them.  One thing that did change though was the place settings, so I wanted to share those with you.

Here were the place settings for Christmas Eve.  I love the simplicity of them, and I love that they come with a candy cane.  These were made by Aunt Mary (I believe).

2013-01-06, Christmas Nametags for Christmas Eve

For Christmas Day, I actually got a text message from Aunt Jeannie asking if I could help her out with the name tags.  I was THRILLED!  I have a feeling I’m not going to be able to host any parties of my own for a while (because my living accommodations hold 8 people maximum, 4 if we want to sit at a table) – so I jumped at the opportunity to make some name tags.  Here’s the picture that I got in a text message, with the caption “red, silver, gold”.  Now, I just assumed that those were the colors and all of these objects were actually just silver.  Lies – this is a black and white picture.  What they actually are is photo holders, which is SUPER smart for name tags – you just write the names down and slide them in and the automatically stand up!

2012-01-06, Christmas Nametags for Christmas Day Inspiration Picture

So playing off of the idea that the name tags would stand up, I decided to make them super tall.  I also made the last minute decision to stamp everybody’s name onto the tags, letter by letter.  (My mother was worried about this because I started making them approximately 45 minutes before we left for Aunt Jeannie’s house – oh ye of little faith.  Made it with time to spare – I think I even showered before leaving… maybe.)

2013-01-06, Christmas Nametags for Christmas Day 2

And here was the final product…

2013-01-06, Christmas Nametags for Christmas Day 1

What do you think?

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  • Cute decorations! I love them and I want to make some. Cute blog! 🙂

  • These are ADORABLE. I have an obsession with cute place settings. :3

    Thanks for your input on my hair post! Seriously, I don’t know how I would’ve ever decided without ya’lls input.

    Btw, you still come up as “” in my email, but I feel like we had this same conversation a few weeks ago…? Double check your settings and make sure to scroll alllll the way down the page to save it.