Making this Italian sign couldn’t be any easier, and it certainly is festive. All I did was write down every Italian phrase that came to mind when I thought about the holiday season. I also had my native Italian husband check my grammar and then I typed each phrase in a Word document. I used different type fonts and sizes and tweaked them to make sure they would form the shape of a Christmas tree. Then, I added a green star (by inserting a shape in the Word doc). I printed it out, but it was kind of blah, so I cut each word or phrase into a strip and then glued them one by one in the form of the tree on a blue piece of card stock. And I added the trunk by free-hand cutting a rectangle from a green piece of card stock. Finally, I placed it in a $2 picture frame from IKEA. And there you have it, a way to put a little bit of Italy into your holiday.
Di Meglio uses the written word to help families create memories and stick together. You can follow her on Facebook at Francesca’s Newlyweds Nest and on Twitter @ItalianMamma10.