Place Card Holders
You're sitting at a table set for six?next to five of your closest friends?in one of the classiest banquet halls you've ever been in before. The table is set with adorable pewter beach-themed place card holders that have each of your friends' first and last names written on them in calligraphy. The table is also set with some of the most delicious-looking hors d'oeuvres you've ever seen before: classic deviled eggs, seared salmon on wheat crackers, black raspberry and strawberry parfaits, and smoked shrimp with a side of herb butter. Beside the hors d'oeuvres are matching pewter silverware and empty wine and water glasses. Just as you think you might want some wine, the caterers begin to carry in the drinks, pouring the ice water and uncorking the wine next to each wine cork place card holder displaying the varietal's name. They ask your friends if they prefer white or red, and the choices they list include Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. Your friends choose a wide array of the wines, each having a unique taste of their own.
As you dig straight into the deviled eggs and shrimp, you listen to the chatter of your friends. An excellent rendition of Beethoven's 7th symphony is being belted out by the pianist sitting at the white grand piano near the front of the hall. You begin to daydream, thinking about how lovely the shell place card holders are. Such a small detail adds so much to a table: it does more than just add to the beach-themed summer decor; it holds the names of the people who are meant to be seated there. Place card holders are special because it tells guests that it's their seat and their seat only. You try to commit the place card holders to memory, try to remember to purchase some for the upcoming events you're planning in the next few months. They would make a great addition to a wedding reception table, a mother-daughter banquet table, and would even do well at various conferences and meetings. You decide to purchase one of every kind for every type of occasion.