My husband and I are hosting Christmas this year and there is no group I am more excited to entertain than our family.
The first thing I think about is how am I going to set the table? It’s a big deal to me and I always want to make it festive, elegant and family-friendly.
One secret that decorators use is that they will choose an item with colors and textures that they like and draw from it to create a palette. They decorate whole rooms using this technique.
As soon as I saw this Christmas card design, I was immediately inspired! Don’t you just love the Merry Christmas word art? I also love the gold snowflakes and simple gold border.
However, I wanted it to use it as a menu, so I decided to create our Christmas Dinner Menu in Photoshop and then upload it just like it was a photo (in a jpeg format). I chose a simple font so as not to clash with the greeting and added tiny snowflakes between the courses to pick up on the snowflakes that were already around the edges of the card.
I was having fun with the gold theme and went searching for treasures. While browsing HomeSense I came across these gold beaded chargers. I’m pretty sure they originated at Pier One… but they were 1/3 of the price. They are surprisingly heavy but as a result they lay nice and flat. How pretty and sparkly…
When thinking about the gold theme, I remembered the water pitcher that I had inherited from my Mom. Not only was it gold, it reminded me of Christmases past. It has to be at least 60 years old.
This is the actual Christmas card that I chose. You probably can’t read the fine print but it says “From the Lake | 2013″ and that would explain the loon. It’s the quintessential northern icon and a familiar sight in our parts!
What a perfect Christmas card!