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The Perfect DIY Gift for Your First Christmas as Newlyweds

Combine a love for Christmas, calligraphy and all things sentimental and you get this genius DIY vow ornament. Crafted by Extraordinary Days Events, it’s perfect for your very first holiday together as newlyweds and such a special way to look back on your vows for years to come. Adorbs, right? Get the step-by-step below and see more captured by Kate Nielen Photography in The Vault!

From Meghan of Extraordinary DaysOne of my favorite wedding traditions is the exchange of love notes by the bride and groom on the wedding morning. The weeks leading up to your wedding can sometimes be filled with family stresses, administrative headaches, and last-minute DIY projects. The act of sitting in a quiet room to write a heart-felt note to your soon to be husband or wife really brings everything back into perspective. These wedding morning notes are always filled with pure love, promises, anticipation, and joy. Then, after the wedding they are often packed up and forgotten. So, I started thinking about ways to honour these treasures. One of my favorite ways is to turn them into Christmas ornaments. That way, these private love notes can be pulled out each year for all those promises and emotions to be remembered by each of you.


Your notes to each other
A see-through ornament


First, copy your notes onto the paper you have chosen for your ornament. For these, I had a calligrapher write the notes onto burgundy paper. If you don’t know a calligrapher, there are a lot on Etsy! Just, send them your text and paper colour choice and they will return a beautifully written letter!

Next, insert the paper into your ornament. For this, you can either put it in a frame so it is easily read. Or, if you would like to keep them private, roll the note up and insert it into a clear globe.

Finally, tie a ribbon onto your ornament. These, make a perfect “first-married-Christmas” gift and can decorate your Christmas tree or home for years to come.

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Photography: Kate Nielen Photography | Floral Design: Blue Sky Flowers | Wedding Planner + Stylist: Extraordinary Days Events

Festive Nail Polish Colors For The Perfect Holiday Manicure

I’m a firm believer that one of the best accessories for a holiday party is a festive manicure! It’s the perfect way to add a pop of color or a splash of sparkle to any outfit. There are so many amazing nail colors out there but we picked six that we are obsessing over this season. Trust me, you will be obsessed too!

Festive Nail Polish Colors
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Festive Nail Polish Colors
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See What’s on this Interior Designer’s Must-Have Gift List

You’re for sure going to want to buy every last thing on this list and you’ll probably find other gems along the way too. Follow the dazzling yellow brick road of gifting with Studio McGee’s must-have list of goodies. From little trinkets to a must have coffee table book and the cutest throw blanket, this gift guide is perfect for anyone that has a soft spot for gorgeous home decor.

Home Inspired Gift Guide
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Home Inspired Gift Guide
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