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Published on October 10, 2013, by in Au Pair.

Place cards can help dress up your holiday table and make your guests feel welcome at the same time. They also take the guess work out of seating, which can be a lifesaver if you’re hosting a large crowd or having a lot of people over who don’t know each other. There are a plethora of ways you can make different place cards, and you can tailor them to seasons and holidays for a festive flair. For instance, a fall table setting can be enhanced by providing mini pumpkins for each of your guests with their names on them. Get started making place cards for the holidays this year by browsing these fifteen blogs that are packed with inspiration and ideas.


Whether you’re using alphabet stamps to create the names or printing out place cards and adding a festive stamped image, these cards are easily assembled. You can even neatly write out the names yourself in print or cursive handwriting. And the cards can be individualized for any occasion simply by changing the stamped image. These five blogs will show you examples to get you started.

  • Making Stamps with the Silhouette Learn how to make these stamped place cards and other paper crafts by reading this blog post.
  • DIY Cork Place Cards Using elegant paper and alphabet stamps, you can stamp the names of your guests onto the cards and tuck them into this simple cork card holder.
  • DIY Christmas Place Cards Stamp a candy cane or other holiday object and cut it out to attach it to your place card like they did in this blog post.
  • Hand-Stamped Place Cards Try these simple place cards by stamping a single image in the lower right hand corner of a piece of cardstock and handwriting your guest’s name on the card. Fold it in half and you are ready to go.
  • Stamped Egg Place Cards for Spring and Easter Who says that you can only stamp on paper? Try stamping an egg for unique place cards.


Get creative and combine your place cards with a decorative element for the table. Making shiny gold animal place card holders will contribute to the overall design of the table setting, as would apples for a fall table or ornaments for a holiday table. These bloggers have created tutorials to help you reproduce all kinds of place card holders.

Kid Crafts

Making place cards is a simple craft that your kids can do to contribute to setting the holiday table. This activity will keep them busy for a while during the days leading up to the holiday or even on the morning of. Find instructions for kid-friendly place card holders on these five blog posts.      

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