Fun Christmas Place Cards

Have I got a super fun place card holder idea for your Christmas table today! Every year I host my family for Christmas Eve Dinner, and I always try to come up with a fun way to mark each person’s place at the table. This idea is what I did last year, but of course I couldn’t blog about it because I like my family to be surprised when they see what I’ve come up with!

Are you ready?

Drumroll…I made us all Santa’s little helpers!

Fun Christmas Place Card Idea

How fun is that? Just look at my Hubby in his cute little elf shorts! And look how thin I am! My babies are pretty darn cute too.

I found photos of everyone (Facebook was a huge help here) and printed them on cardstock. Then I just cut out their heads leaving their necks in tact…

Fun Christmas Place Card Idea

To find elf bodies in abundance, I just googled “elf costumes” and selected images and voila. I copied and pasted them all to a Word document and printed on cardstock as well.

Fun Christmas Place Card Idea

A little glue pen action…

Fun Christmas Place Card Idea

And my whole family has been transformed into Santa’s helpers! Come on, I’ll introduce you to everyone…

Here’s my parents:

Fun Christmas Place Card Idea

My older sister and her family:

Fun Christmas Place Card Idea

My younger sister and her family:

Fun Christmas Place Card Idea

And my baby brother and his wife…

Fun Christmas Place Card Idea

I sat them in these little ornament place card holders I found at Michaels.

Fun Christmas Place Card Idea

I love this one of my brother…

Fun Christmas Place Card Idea

And how about one more peek at my Hubby…that’s a pretty sexy outfit!

Fun Christmas Place Card Idea

These were a huge hit at our Christmas dinner!

Fun Christmas Place Card Idea

And there’s the candle holders I used in this year’s dining table centerpiece!

Holiday Dining Table Centerpiece

Don’t you think your guests would get a kick out of these?? My family always looks forward to seeing how I’ve sabotaged their favorite selfies!

Fun Christmas Place Card Holder Idea!

UPDATE: Here’s another fun option:

Another FUN Christmas Place Card Idea from

Another Fun Place Card Idea

They were also a big hit!

I hope you’re inspired to give your Christmas guests a good chuckle!



P.S. If you missed it, you can see my most recent Christmas Home Tour here:

Christmas Home Tour 2015 with Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer



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  1. So, so cute!

  2. What a great idea Christy! I bet they look forward to seeing what you come up with each year.

  3. Those are THE absolute cutest thing ever!!!! LOL I love it…I bet they were a total hit!! Lots of laughter to follow! 😉 Can’t wait to see what you come up with this year. And …you have to tell me how you did the motion photo…cool!

    • Ha ha thanks! I did the Gif through Google+. It’s part of “auto awesome”. You have to allow them to back up your photos and any time they see a run of similar photos being backed up, they will automatically turn it into a gif for you! They also antiqued a tree photo of mine and added a border and it didn’t even look like my tree. I shared it on G+.

  4. Where did you get the cute little elf bodies to put the faces on? I may just missing it.

  5. Marisa Iafolla says

    I LOVE this! I’m going to do it for my family for Christmas Eve dinner. Quick (and probably stupid) question, but how do you get the ornaments to stay standing? I have little ball ornaments like the ones in your picture but they just topple over!

  6. Love these!! Question, how did you make sure the heads would fit on the elf bodies? My fear is that the heads will be huge compared to the bodies.

    If I can figure it out, I’m so making these!

    • Hi Jessica! I copy and pasted the bodies and heads into a word document. Then I was able to adjust the sizes as I went to be sure they fit together. Have fun! This year I’m dressing my guests in ugly sweaters! 🙂

  7. Bambam- Mary says

    My 7 year old grandson wants to make these as ornaments, when I visit him at Thanksgiving. He selected “crafts” to make from Pinterest and I will take the necessary
    parts. But most likely he would prefer that I play football with him-not gonna happen!
    Will send husband to do that “craft”. This is the funniest craft- y’all are all so knockout!

    • Glad ya’ll liked these! My family got a huge kick out of them, and they would be great as ornaments!

  8. How can we download the elf images to print? I love this idea.

    • Hi Ngaire! I found the elf bodies by googling “elf costumes” and clicking on “images”. Hundreds of results will come up. Then I copied and pasted them to a word document and resized them to make them all similar sizes. I printed them out on cardstock and cut them out. I found many of my family members’ faces from their facebook photos, and did the same thing with them. Have fun!


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