Your Guide to Snowy Christmas Decor

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If you have decided on the idea of decorating your home or office with a snowy Christmas theme, then we have some resources for you here at Printable Haven.

Snow decor can look chic and sophisticated. If done correctly, snowy white decor can create a tranquil Christmas atmosphere in your home or office. Using white or cream accents can offset darker colors that you may have in furniture or wall paint. This can bring all of the attention on your decor and make you seem more prepared for this holiday season.

Below are some items and ideas that can inspire you to create the perfect snowy atmosphere.

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This white decor images by Evite.com can give you ideas on what colors compliment a white decor; silver and gold add sparkle and add an edge to your white decor. Clear accents also make a nice addition to your decor.

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Decorate your mantle with banners in white lettering and candle holders. A nice wreath is always perfect for Christmas.

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Black and white printables are easy to print, frame and place on a mantle or your gallery wall. They can serve as the focal point for your decorations.

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Create a snowy Christmas village with brown homes and snowy trees. This is great for adults and curious children, it also serves as a talking point.

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Nothing says a white Christmas like a white tree. This can be the final step in your decor plans. HGTV has great tips for decorating an all white Christmas tree.

Happy Decorating!

 

Decorate for Christmas like a Pro

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Have you ever wanted your Christmas decor to resemble the spreads in magazines? Well you can with these tips!

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If you would like to step up your Christmas decor this upcoming year, then this is the post for you! There are a few tricks that can make your decor appear to be cohesive and very easy on the eyes.

  1. Have a consistent color palette.
  2. Come up with a theme; rustic, candy canes, snowy white Christmas, etc.
  3. Add sparkle, stick with one color; gold silver or rose gold.
  4. Do not decorate with small items in a large space, your decor will be lost!
  5. Have a center focus among many pieces of decor.
  6. Tidy up your rooms so the decor can be the center of attention.
  7. Always add classic elements; Christmas wreaths, mistletoe, candy canes.
  8. Do not let decor take up entertaining space, it can only end in disaster.
  9. The dinnerware should match the theme you choose for the year.
  10. Take pictures of this years theme to see how you can make it better for next year.

 

Happy Decorating!

2017 Printable Wall, Desktop or Binder Calendars

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Excited for 2017? Get Organized with these Tips and Printable Calendars!

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Who doesn’t love a good calendar? Organization is something I pride myself on, and because of that I would be lost without a calendar! Calendars are just a part of the organization spectrum. I use a wide range of tools to help plan my day, below are just a few.

Here is a short guide to how I stay organized:

1. SET GOALS FOR YOUR DAY I own a timed planner that allows me to write different goals for every hour. At the start of my day I write out at least 5 tasks that I would like to accomplish by the end of the day. I factor in breaks/lunch/etc. Remember to be realistic, you may over write and not complete all which would cause you to overload the next day!

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2. DEVELOP A ROUTINE You know yourself better than anyone else. If you know that you have to eat at a certain time of the day, or go to sleep the at same time everyday than develop a system. Write down the times you know you will be busiest and work around them. Think of what you can do to maximize your downtime.

3. PLAN AHEAD Calendars are super beneficial in accomplishing your goals. Knowing important holidays, birthdays and upcoming events can help you plan around those times. Since this is something that you will constantly refer to on a daily basis, it is important for your calendar to be eye catching! The better it is, the more you would be encouraged to plan ahead. I’ve included U.S. holidays in my calendars just for this purpose!

TAKE ME TO MY 2017 FLORAL CALENDAR

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4. WRITE DOWN YOUR RESOURCES It is just as important to keep track of your organizational resources as it is to keep organized – (If that makes sense). Keep a wish list on hand, a notepad in your phone or Microsoft OneNote open to list where you purchase, or plan to purchase your planning items. If you are a planning/calendar fanatic, this is especially essential. You can use your lists to plan ahead for seasonal sales.

5. LEAVE SPACE FOR DOODLES So you’ve come so far in your planning, then comes midday and you start to get antsy and doodle all over your planner! Drats. I realized that that is a personal habit of mine, so I’ve developed planner inserts that have a special section for scribbling and doodling.

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Developing these calendars have helped me be better at what I do, creating. I hope they bring the same urgency and inspiration to you as it does to me! Take a look at the “Minty” themed calendar I have made for the new year!

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Happy organizing & planning!

 

How to Use a Handwritten Font

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Wonder what creative things you can do with handwritten fonts? Here are just a few ideas I’ve thought up to help boost your creativity!

1. CREATE YOUR OWN PRINTABLES Not everyone has access to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, so getting your hands on handwritten fonts can be a way to make your art printables seem more self-made. Take a look at this printable made with my own font “Olivia” and some bird graphics I made in Adobe Illustrator. You can of course make the same printable in Microsoft Word or GimpShop.

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Font used:

Olivia Handwritten Font by Printable Haven

Bonus tip – There are lots of resources for free graphics online. Here are my top three favorites:

http://www.free-graphics.com/

https://creativemarket.com/free-goods

https://openclipart.org/

2. CREATE YOUR OWN LABELS Handwritten fonts would be especially suitable for making custom labels on jars, containers, and planners. There are a plethora of resources online for circular, oval or rectangular templates for overlaying your own graphics and writing. Here is a great source for templates: http://www.avery.com/avery/en_us/Templates-%26-Software

3. PARTY INVITATIONS Create custom party invitations for different occasions. Handwritten fonts would be the most useful for Easter, Christmas, birthday, and baby shower invitations. You can even send evites through e-mail online without printing a thing!

Creating is always best when you have the right tools! Using a handwritten typeface would make an interesting asset to any final design. After download, test it out on multiple designs and see what works best for you. With that being said, happy creating!