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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Holiday Joy

Source: via Laurie on Pinterest

This Christmas card was my first design this year. I wanted to create my own Christmas plaid, with a vintage inspired emblem on the front. It reads "Wishing You Joy This Holiday Season." The inside is the same shape in green and reads "And A Happy New Year."
I was reminded of classic Christmas plaid, the smell of burning wood lingering in the cold air from somewhere unknown, brightly colored ornaments, colored lights on the tree and little deer figurines. Mostly, my inspiration came from Christmas mornings spent at my grandparents house for brunch. We have a huge spread of breakfast food, then go to the basement to open gifts. Their basement is always filled with a huge tree with ornaments my great-grandmother made and bubble lights-the old ones!
If you want to keep your holidays classic, think of plaid, pine or holly. Stay classy, Fanciful Ink readers. Stay classy.

Your Christmas dinner (or brunch!) table can be just as cozy as a flannel shirt. Accent with gold or red chargers, ornaments and a bundle of flowers.

Add a little spruce (get it, spruce tree?) to your couch during the holidays.

Source: via Laurie on Pinterest

These monogrammed chair covers are an adorable idea! If you sew, it's a cute DIY.

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Bring the outdoors in by bunching some pine and holly together with ribbon along your staircase, mantle or front door.

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My grandmother made these a few years ago and they are precious. Grab some styrofoam balls and old shirts, cut strips and glue around the sphere.

Think outside the box with plaid. Add a bow tie instead of ribbon to gifts for men (or women!)

I am crazy about the yarn and felt wreath trend. I like the camel color of this wreath with the rosettes in Christmas colors.

Source: via Laurie on Pinterest

I'm a HUGE fan of She & Him. Even though I usually don't stray from the very very classic Christmas music, like Bing, I make an exception when in comes to this album.

And remember...

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