Since Christmas is fast approaching, I thought it would be fun to design a place card and straw flags for Santa Claus. That’s right! Why shouldn’t Santa have a festive little setup too? I know he would enjoy coming down the chimney to a plate full of cookies and a glass of hot chocolate. Hot chocolate you say? Yes, I know our Santa really loves hot chocolate . Plus, I am sure he gets sick of just drinking milk. Maybe that’s why we get so many presents every year? Hmm. . .
First, I created these little place cards. I basically created a rectangle, filled the rectangle with Just Us Digital Pattern, used LB Petticoat Black to typed “for” and added the Santa Claus signature. On the back side, I thought it would be fun to include a little Gingerbread Man. How cute is he? In a few steps, you have a festive place card for Santa letting him know which cookies were made specifically for him. Now he won’t eat any of your cookies!
I also designed coordinating straw toppers. For these, I made the shape using the circle tool and the rounded rectangle tool. Though I love the traditional straw flags that were posted on the blog last week (they even match my place cards too) sometimes it’s a pain to get the straw flags to line up correctly. My straw topper is super easy to assemble, you just slide it on the straw! I designed two different variations of straw toppers: Gingerbread Man and Santa’s face which I created using the mustache from Santa Photo Props.