…pale pink roses…
…these lovelies are bringing much grace, elegance, and cheer to my kitchen today…
So, it’s after Thanksgiving…I know and I’m so sorry!
I had every intention of sharing this little place card printable before Thanksgiving but that just didn’t happen. Between the cooking and the all-around-crazy, I just didn’t get around to posting it as I had planned.
But that’s okay, because you can just save this post or pin it for next year!
You can handwrite the names of your guests in the blank area, or if you want a more polished look, you can edit the file on your computer and add names that way.
The font I used is called Stringfellows Typeface by Nicky Laatz. It’s not a free font. I purchased it at creativemarket.com but I’m sure you can find something similar from a free font site, too.
There are four cards to a page. Just cut along the lines and fold! I used a paper cutter and it worked quickly and neatly.
So Thankful Placecards by Ponderings From My Heart
If you have any trouble with the download, let me know. Enjoy!
I carved out some time today to “play” and came up with this little printable that I’m excited to share with you.
The verse is from Matthew 10:29-31.
“Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”
It’s a great verse, isn’t it? No matter how small and insignificant I feel, the God who watches over the little birds, cares for me. It’s comforting.
And now you can print it out and tack it up somewhere in your home where you can see it often!
If you have any trouble with the download, let me know. Enjoy!
When I was little, I loved helping my mom decorate the house for Christmas. We’d turn on some Amy Grant Christmas music while we strung lights on the tree and set up the manger scene. It was magical.
Now, I can see that same feeling in my kids when it’s time to get the Christmas decorations out. My house is filled with squeals of delight with every little decoration we pull out of the box. Kids make Christmas special.
Most of the Christmas decorations I have were given to me by family and friends. Some of my kids’ very favorite items are from my grandpa.
When my son was just a little tike, my grandpa started giving us animated decorations that wiggled or sang whenever you pushed their button. My son loved them. Probably a little too much because eventually one of the animated decorations, Frosty, broke.
I never threw Frosty out, though, which is remarkable since I really hate keeping useless junk around the house. But Frosty was special. So year after year I just set him out carefully and he would sit silently in a corner of the house somewhere.
Until this year.
My daughter noticed that Frosty had a button on his hand and that meant he should do something. We explained to her that Frosty was broken but she wouldn’t have it. She begged Daddy to fix Frosty saying, “I know you can fix him, Daddy!”
Not wanting to disappoint his little girl, my husband spent most of a Saturday tinkering away on Frosty. He was pretty sure Frosty was a hopeless case but guess what…
After many hours, Frosty was fixed!! We were all surprised but my daughter was thrilled.
Frosty is no longer sitting silently in a corner of the house. He’s singing and dancing to “Frosty the Snowman” and he even “melts” when the sun comes out. He’s really adorable. And we’re so glad he’s back!
Needless to say, one little girl is very fond of her father. <grins>
Somehow I never got around to buying a nativity for our home.
I should do that someday but for the past few years my mom has loaned me hers. It’s the same nativity as the one I grew up with.
It has a little music box built in it and the kids enjoy arranging all the people.
I have just a few other little decorations scattered around the living room.
This little snowman was given to me by a special family whose girls I used to babysit. We had some fun, silly, and giggly times together. Their parents must’ve been so disappointed in me. I was probably the worst babysitter ever, shooing those girls off to bed just minutes before their parents would get home. Those poor girls were staying up way too late!
My son really wanted a snow globe one year so a few years ago he received this cute little penguin guy.
He likes keeping his snow globe with him in his room.
This table runner is new to me this year! Isn’t it gorgeous?
I just ordered it from Seaside Stitchin’ at Etsy. It was affordable, beautifully quilted, and super cute. She has lots of cute pillows, throws, and table runners. And free shipping until Christmas, too!
This advent calendar for the kids is called Love Came Down, by Dayspring. I love it because it’s made of felt and it’s nice and sturdy, unlike the paper advent calendar I used to have that had been taped too many times to count.
The kids love to move the heart each day. It also serves as a nice reminder that we are counting down to Jesus’ birthday. The day when love came down to earth, for us!
So, that’s our home at Christmas time.
I’d love to see your home and your decorations, too. Or hear about your family Christmas traditions!
So, first of all…
I must get this off my chest.
Is there anyone that enjoys turning on the radio to the tune of “Christmas Shoes”?
Anyone at all?
I didn’t think so.
Why must we have that song playing on the radio year after year after year?
Make it stop.
Whenever that song comes on the radio, one of two things happen.
1. I drop whatever I’m doing and frantically smash the power button on my radio.
2. I cry until the torturous song is over because I’m caught up in the middle of something and can’t get to the radio.
I just think it’s an all out sin to play sad sorrowful songs on the airwaves when it’s Christmas time.
Why not a little “Jingle Bell Rock” or maybe some “Santa Baby”?
To all you DJ’s out there… It’s time to lighten the mood. Please.
That is all.
So, this week I was experimenting and ended up with what I think is the most delish Christmassy essential oils scent ever.
I had gotten this Christmas Spirit oil from Young Living and had high expectations for it.
Well, it didn’t exactly smell like Christmas to me.
That is, until I added some Idaho Balsam Fir.
6 drops Christmas Spirit
6 drops Idaho Balsam Fir
That’s it! Turn on your diffuser and enjoy!
I have an artificial tree up in my home.
I love it. No mess. And it never dies.
I did miss the fresh cut tree scent, until now.
With this new scent going on in my diffuser, I’ve got the best of both worlds.
Who could ask for more?
Except maybe a little LESS “Christmas Shoes”? Please!?
I am so excited to share this free printable with you today! I’ve been wanting to put up some wall art in my son’s room for awhile now. We painted his room a couple of years ago but never got around to putting up any wall art or adding any finishing touches. Why do projects take me foreeeever to complete?! […]
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