It’s getting colder here in San Antonio, and there is even talk of some snow for tomorrow! We are getting closer to that most wonderful time of the year: Christmas! For me, Christmas is a time to spend time with family, reflecting on the year we have had, and looking forward to the year to come. It is a time for creating memories, appreciating your loved ones, and getting comfy and cozy in PJ’s on the couch. And what is Christmas without a Christmas tree with ornaments in it?
I personally love creating tangible items that become a visual representation of your milestones. So this year, I am helping you celebrate your achievements and get some of the gift shopping for 2019 out of the way with custom and personalized ornaments! In this way, your tree is not only decorative, but also has significance. To give you some inspiration, I have listed some of the ways you can use them below:
Word of the Year Ornaments
I know a lot of people who choose a single word for their new year. It is a popular New Year’s tradition to bring focus in your life. It’s about creating a mantra to help guide your daily actions and become a better version of yourself.
I did this for the first time in January. And I can say I’m a fan of picking a word for the year! My word for this year was Learn. I committed myself to learning at least 3 new skills for 2019, and I can proudly say that I succeeded! Because of this, this ornament will be hanging in my tree from now. It commemmorates my commitment to a certain goal, and achieving it!
For 2020 I have my word all ready to go: Dream. One of my goals before the end of the year is to revamp this website, and making it a stepping stone for the vision I have for 2020. Big things are coming(!), and I know I sometimes will get caught up in the fear of failing. So hanging this ornament in my tree, I am already training myself to think bigger and better. And I am already excited for everything this new year will bring!
Wether you want to solidify a goal for 2020, or celebrate achieving it this year, this ornament belongs on your Christmas tree.
Milestones – Engaged, Married, Children, Home
As mentioned before, I love celebrating milestones. Creating new keepsakes every year for your Christmas tree means you get reminded of all those wonderful events year after year. Some of my favorites revolve around family: the creation of one in a wedding, establishing your first (or new) place to call home, or the blessing that a new life brings in this world!
First of all, I love love love weddings! Christmas day 2018 was the most popular day to get engaged, and I don’t think that will change this year. How about celebrating your engagement straightaway by hanging an ornament commemorating your upcoming wedding in the Christmas tree? And if you are already engaged and are getting married in 2020, maybe create an ornament to look forward to that big day? Also great as an engagement or wedding gift!
Buying (or renting) your first home is a big deal. I can recite my first shared address with Donny (my husband) without any issues! It is such an important step, therefore I love creating that keepsake to celebrate that milestone.
After marriage, there come kids! For me, it seemed like everybody had babies in 2019. Whether you (or a loved one) is pregnant, or added a new life to the family this year, these make for such thoughtful gifts. Trust me: they make a deep impact. Announcement inspiration: make your pregnancy known through an ornament! A picture of the ornament with some baby shoes makes for a super unique pregnancy announcement.
Phrase Ornaments and Gifts
For me, I love reminders of inspirational quotes or Bible verses. Hanging them in your tree will constantly remind you of these inspiring words. It will give you peace, motivate and/or lift your spirits when you need it most.
Looking for a fun gift for a friend or coworker? A personalized ornament might just be the best present! Whether they are fur mama’s or girl bosses, you can give something that truly fits. I guarantee this gift will be appreciated!
Lastly: maybe you are an entrepreneur like me, and you are looking for unique client gifts. Show your clients and coworkers that you truly appreciate them!
Christmas Ornaments by CalliRosa
The ornaments I offer are acrylic, so they can’t shatter. They are hand painted on the back, sealed, and lettered in calligraphy with your favorite phrase or word. The ornaments also get a painted edge to add to some glam and luxury! Because of the acrylic layer, the lettering stands out from the background and creates a really cool 3D effect.
You have the choice of 3 colors for the back (white/blush, white/grey and black/gold) and 3 lettering colors (gold, silver and copper). Every ornament comes in a luxe velvet pouch, so they are gift giving ready with a Christmas wax seal.
All ready to celebrate your own milestones and get some gift shopping out of the way? These ornaments are now available for purchase here! Just pick your word count, color combination and tell me what you would like written on the ornament and done! Available for shipping, or local pickup in San Antonio! The first 10 people who order also get 2 extra 2″ acrylic gift tags with names of your choice on them! Make this holiday season extra special, and give a gift that matters.
Pricing is based on the number of words: 1 or 2 words $8.95 (for example: word of the year), 3-5 words $10.45 (for example: the Mr and Mrs Delgado ornament) and 5+ words $15 (for example: inspirational quote). For 5+ words a mockup will be created, so you know what it will look like!
Charlotte Rosales is a calligrapher and wedding stationer in San Antonio Texas. Her studio, CalliRosa, creates everything from custom invitations, to placecards, envelope calligraphy and wedding signs. Charlotte serves the San Antonio, Boerne, Fredericksburg, Spring Branch, New Braunfels, and Texas Hill Country area. You can learn more about Charlotte and CalliRosa here, and you can click here to say hi!