Whether you’re holding an intimate dinner for friends, or hosting the whole family for Christmas lunch, embroidered napkins can bring a real flourish to your tablescape. But how do you buy Christmas embroidered napkins that you’ll love for years to come? Read on to find out.

What’s the colour scheme?

The napkins you choose can make a big impact on your Christmas tablescape. Do you already have a colour scheme in mind? If so, opt for embroidered Christmas napkins that fit the colour palette. If you’re designing your Christmas scheme around your napkins, then you’re free to choose the ones you like most. Once you’ve chosen your napkins, you can pick a colour from them to inform the rest of your scheme. Perhaps link them to the colour of your Christmas tablecloth or of your candles.

If your colour scheme changes from year to year, pick napkins that are versatile. Think multiple different colours, or minimalist embroidery that works with different tablescapes. That way you can use the same napkins year on year.

Personalised Christmas napkins

If you’re looking to create a truly thoughtful tablescape for Christmas then you could consider personalised napkins. That could be a monogram, first name or thoughtful message. You could choose to personalise the napkins yourself, or enlist a company to do the custom embroidery. However your Christmas napkins are personalised, they’re sure to delight your guests.

Luxury Christmas napkins

Another important thing to consider is quality. Invest in quality Christmas napkins and you’ll be able to use them year after year. Napkins that have been embroidered by hand and finished to a high standard will last longer than cheaper alternatives. Opt for quality fabrics, like a high-end polyester, that are durable and stain resistant. Plus, your guests are bound to recognise their quality.

Consider your Christmas centrepiece

When setting the table for Christmas dinner, many people opt for a bold Christmas centrepiece. Think sprigs of pine and holly, or models of snow-capped mountains. If your centrepiece is particularly bold, you may want to choose more minimalist embroidered napkins. Think delicate embroidery on a crisp white cotton fabric. For more minimalist centrepieces, a bold napkin with lots of embroidery would make a stand-out addition.
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