Wednesday, December 9, 2009

A Hostess Gift for the Holiday Party & a Digital File

I'm excited about this little hostess gift I put together for a holiday party I'm going to tomorrow night. The hostess is a sweet friend of mine and I wanted to put together something special but still inexpensive.

For the base of my gift I picked up this pretty frame at Home Sense. It has some wonderful scrolls and dimension and can be used to put a family picture in. On top, a couple mercury glass votive candle holders and then tucked in some sweet jingle bells and some silver glittery accents from a Christmas pick. I love it all lit up. Of course, I'll put in some new votives before I give it. I'm going to wrap it up in clear cellophane with a bow and a little card.

To give this gift, a piece of scrapbooking paper would be sweet inside the frame instead of the faux picture is comes with. I actually created a fun little digital file that I printed out onto photo paper to put inside the frame. It's fun and Christmassy. I know...the graphic style and the ornate frame look a little eclectic together but a little funky is fun some times.

And as a little gift to you for stopping by my blog, feel free to use this digital file for your own holiday projects. Put it in a frame or make tags or cards from it. Enjoy! To use, just click on the image to enlarge and then save as a file on your computer. If you're looking for something a little more vintage, you can also check out ideas from Every Thing Creative.

please use this file for your personal use only.
please do not redistribute this file. thanks!

This is a little more gift orientated than party orientated but it's what I'm doing for a party this year. This post links up with

Happy Creating!



  1. Such a Beautiful hostess gift, she will love it!
    Thank you for the Noel image, it is really neat!

  2. Gorgeous hostess gift, Julia!! I think I just might make one of those for myself :)

  3. Gorgeous hostess gift. Gorgeous to have around the home too. Thanks for the Noel image!

  4. She will love it! Thank you so much for the great Noel image!

  5. I LOVE it, your friend will love it and it's so much better and personalized than half the stuff hostess gifts are normally made up of. Your friend is lucky to have a sweet friend like you.

  6. Thanks! I've just downloaded the digital file and I see easy last minute Christmas cards. I NEEDED this!


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