It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! And, there’s nothing that gets us in the festive mood faster than decorating the tree. Plus, with each new Christmas season comes the chance to add a brand-new personalised ornament to the tree.
Let Snapfish help you pick out which ornament to create this year! Whether your tastes are more traditional or modern, we’ve got plenty of styles and designs to match any mood. Read on to see the many ways you can adorn your tree with merry memories.
New designs for 2020
Our team of in-house designers has been hard at work creating cheerful new designs for the year. With over 25 new ornament styles, you’re sure to find something magical for every tree personality! For a more playful look, check out our Christmas Jumper design that you can personalise with your name or face. Want something a bit more botanical? You’ll adore our Christmas Wreath, Golden Branches, Joy, Merry, Chalkboard Windowpane, and Snow Frame designs. Festive phrases are always fun to have on ornaments, too! You’ll find these sweet sentiments on our Warm Wishes, Merry Wishes, Blessed and Merry Script designs.
No photo? No problem! We have a lovely Xmas Monogram you can personalise with your last name and initial. And after the past year we’ve had, we also threw in a couple of humorous designs — Christmas Jumper and Tartan Pet Name (so your furry friends don’t feel left out).
To find our new designs, just shop our four ornament styles: new personalised bauble, aluminium medallion Christmas ornament, aluminium square Christmas ornament, and round acrylic Christmas ornament.
Deck the halls
Remember, Christmas ornaments aren’t just for trees! Add a festive finishing touch to any room with custom ornaments. If you’re hanging a garland along your mantel, staircase, or hallway, attach a few ornaments for a pop of colour. For Christmas stockings, you can fasten photo ornaments for a little extra pizazz. Hoping to host a fancy dinner party, small family gathering or wedding? Create customised ornaments to use as place cards or dress up place settings. Your guests will appreciate the personalised party favour, too! Photo ornaments are also perfect for using as special gift tags.
Host a holly jolly party
Assuming local restrictions are not in place; if you’re hoping to have close family and friends over this season, why not host a tree trimming party? It’s a great way to spend some quality time with loved ones and a fun way to get your tree decorated!
First things first, you’ll need to send out invitations. We have several winter party invitations you can customise with your event details, and a couple of these designs you can personalise with photos.
Once the guests RSVP, you’ll need to make sure you have plenty of refreshments to keep your guests fuelled for the evening. Since everyone will be busy trimming the tree, charcuterie boards and finger foods are a perfect way to keep them going. To make it fun + festive, serve snacks up on a seasonal chopping board. Don’t forget the beverages! Winter warmers like spiced cider, mulled wine, and hot chocolate are always a welcome drink. Just make sure you have plenty of mugs on hand. One of our favourite mugs is the magic mug, which reveals a hidden photo once warm liquid is poured inside.
Afraid you’ll run out of places for your guests to sit? You can always expand your outdoor seating options with blankets + cushions. Try creating some festive photo cushions and cosy Christmas blankets to set the mood.
If you’re looking to turn the party up a notch, make it an ornament exchange party! Just use the same rules that apply to any secret Santa gift exchange. Set a budget, and guests will bring a wrapped ornament to contribute to the gift pool. Players will then draw numbers to see who goes first. The first player gets to pick any ornament from the pile to unwrap. The following players can then take turns opening a new gift from the pile or stealing an unwrapped one from someone else.
What’s a party without a fun little souvenir you can take home? Set up a DIY photo ornament station so the kids (or young at heart) can have fun making their own Rudolph photo ornaments! Plus, it’s a great way you can share those photos you’ve been meaning to print all year. Definitely take advantage of your 50 free prints credit in the Snapfish app!
- Photo prints with smiling faces
- Brown paper or cardstock
- Pipe cleaners (brown, gold, or red)
- Mini red pom poms
- Thin ribbon or twine
- Pencil or pen
- Hot glue gun (optional)
- Hole punch (optional)
- Cut out 4” diameter circles using brown paper or cardstock.
- Place your circle template on top of your photo and trace around it.
- Cut out your photo, trim to fit, and glue to your circle.
- Next, create curly antlers by wrapping pipe cleaners around a pen or pencil. Stick them to the back of your photo with hot glue or a trusty gluestick.
- Cut out small ears using your leftover paper or cardstock and glue or tape next to the antlers.
- Add a dot of glue to your photo subject’s nose and attach a mini red pom pom.
- Last but not least, stick ribbon or twine loop to the back of the ornament with tape or glue. You could also use a hole punch and thread the string through and tie in a knot. Once dry you can hang on the tree!
Ready, set, create!
Feeling inspired to create your very own custom Christmas ornaments? Just click on Christmas Ornaments and select your favourite style to start. Once you’re in the project builder, you’ll be able to see the different layouts and designs available for your selected ornament. To create ornaments on the go, be sure to visit the Snapfish app, too! While our specialised designs may not be available in the app, you can still create personalised photo ornaments with different layout options.
We’d love to see how you end up adding a bit of festive cheer to your home this year! Please share your creations with us on social media. Just tag @snapfishuk on Instagram or Facebook with photos or use the hashtag #snapfishuk. You can also follow us on YouTube, Twitter and Pinterest, too!