Last year my friend Amber hosted the holiday luncheon for our school's teachers and staff at her beautiful home. We had a really fun, creative committee and my friend Jenny of Bloom Designs (http://bloomdesignsonline.com) chose a fitting chalkboard theme for the party. (Check out Jenny's website. She's amazingly creative and inspired!) Jenny brought me these cute vintage chalkboards for me to make our signs for the party. To make the signs, I first typed up the words on the computer and messed around with the fonts until I found ones I liked. This helps me with the layout, the different fonts and centering things. It makes it a lot easier than just free-forming it. I love doing things like this. My grandfather was a sign maker by profession and, later in life, a calligrapher. I felt like a piece of him was with me while I was making these signs. And, even though they aren't perfect (his would have been!), I felt like he would have been proud.
So in case you're already looking ahead to Christmas, here you are...
This one went above our coffee bar.
This one greeted our guests.
It wasn't. It was in the 80's. Not cold at all.
It was a joyous day, despite all sorts of debacles. It turned out beautifully.
This one is my favorite. It was displayed over the dessert table.
We've yet to decide the theme for this year's holiday party. Maybe looking at these again will get me inspired!