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Last Minute Holiday Decorating and Tips With HP #PinTheHalls

With Christmas just one week away I’m busy doing my final preparations. Not only are we hosting family at our home for Christmas, we are also getting ready to leave on vacation. With Christmas so close now I’m starting to prep gifts and Christmas dinner. For the past few weeks we’ve been testing out some great HP products as a brand ambassador for the company.

I first started by adding the HP Creative App to my HP Touchsmart computer. With HP Creative Studio I was able to easily print holiday printables to my HP printer. With my HP Touchsmart Computer I received a The holiday value pack which includes (10) 5×7 sheets of photo paper, (10) envelopes, and a “swatch book” that contains printing project ideas.

I uploaded my photos into all of the free designs and easily created some Christmas cards.

I really like how compatible my computer is with my printer. I do a lot of printing and scanning so I need the process to be easy. I printed these gorgeous photos in just moments from my printer.

Pinterest is the perfect platform to let your inspiration flow and decorating for the holidays has never been easier with HP Creative Studio, the holiday HP Create board, and www.hp.com/holiday where you can find all sorts of decorating items and gift ideas this holiday season. Check out my Holiday Entertaining Pinterest board.

Since I also needed some last minute stocking stuffers from Snapfish. I picked up these personalized notepads for stocking stuffers and they came out so cute!

I also made some personalized mousepads which also make great affordable gifts! I also have another photo canvas and some personalized coffee mugs on the way. There’s still time for Christmas gifts to come!

Since Christmas is at our house I really wanted to make it special. I’m not the craftiest person but HP made that easy with the HP Creative Studio where I found some great printables. You can also edit the items so I came up with some crafty things don’t you think?

I used the FREE Christmas lights wrap set to make labels for the water bottles and bottles. It made for an adorable Christmas drink display.

Also you can create cards with just text. I plan on putting these around the buffet table. I regret not making one for the drinks but plan on doing so before Christmas to add to the display.I also plan on filling the glass jar with Christmas cookies and there will be more serving platters filled with foods. You get the general idea of how it would work with the photo below.

For HP and Snapfish products, visit www.hp.com and www.snapfish.com. For more ideas visit the HP Creative Studio, the holiday HP Create board, and www.hp.com/holiday where you can find all sorts of decorating items and gift ideas this holiday season.

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I am a compensated HP brand ambassador, although I am a long time HP fan and, as always, I only choose companies I would recommend personally to work with professionally. All children, photos and recipes are my own.


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  2. shelly peterson on December 20, 2012 at 4:44 am

    Love how neat everything is turning out! The Christmas cards are beautiful. Love the ideas you have for the water bottles/bottles