Using items from the thrift store to create these picture frame place cards.
True hospitality consists of giving the best of yourself to your guests. -Eleanor Roosevelt
For some hospitality is a formal table set with attention to details. To another, it might mean sitting on the floor with a pizza and laughter. We all see it differently, but no matter what we all want to make our guests feel comfortable.
Entertaining sometimes has the reputation of complicated and stressful. It really shouldn’t be.
It’s less about fancy hors d’oeuvres and more about putting away the phone.
It’s less about a new dress and more about sitting with your guests and chatting.
And it’s less about a clean home and more about a relationship.
In our early years of entertaining, the thought was more about all the details while scurrying in the kitchen. It took a while to realize people just want to feel comfortable and visit. You can read more of stress-free entertaining here.
Now, it’s more about people. The best compliment ….. “your home just feels so cozy and comfortable“.
Details are simple, not perfect, but still festive~
PLACE CARD SUPPLIES
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- Small Picture Frames (You can find these at thrift stores for around .50 – 1.00.)
- Cardboard, if needed
- Chalkboard Marker
Recently, we found some small picture frames at a thrift store and thought they would make perfect place card settings.
Normally, we aren’t ones for name card settings but there can be a time and place for it. For example, when you have a holiday diner and two family members don’t necessarily get along really well. It might be discreet to have name cards so they can be on opposite sides of the table. Name cards also come in handy for left-handed guests to ensure they have elbow room.
PICTURE FRAME PLACE CARD DIRECTIONS
- Remove the glass pane from each frame.
- Use the glass to trace a piece of cardboard the same size if there is no cardboard lining already inside the frame.
- Cut out the cardboard.
- With a pencil, write the person’s name however you like (just search your favorite lettering style).
- Trace over it with a chalkboard marker.
- Carefully erase any pencil marks.
- You can put the frame back together with or without the glass.
Once you are done with these, you can now use them to hold actual pictures.
This Christmas season brings lots of opportunities to enjoy time with family and friends. Don’t worry so much about all the stuff to make it “perfect”. Your guests only came to see you!
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