For a simple, natural look, dab glue on the tips of a pine cone and sprinkle on glitter. (If you're really pushed for time, you can leave it plain.) Tuck in a folded place card with the name written in matching metallic ink.
Add a flickering glow to the table with a tiny colour-coordinated candle or tealight and a Christmas tree twig on every plate.
Tear a square of good-quality paper to give an artistically rough edge. Write the name in the centre. Tie some Christmas ribbon in a bow and pin to the paper and a napkin. Drape the napkin over the back of the chair.
Similar Merry Christmas ribbon from Lakeland, £3.49 a roll
Make some Christmas crackers - click here to see how - then tie on a gift tag or label with a name. (You can go for shop-bought if you're short of time.)
An idea that's simplicity itself: just write the name on a bauble with a glittery pen and pop on the plate!
Take a length of ribbon and tie in a couple of Christmas baubles or ornaments, a sprig of ivy (or holly, or mistletoe) and a label with a name written on it. Tie on the back of the chair.
Cute reindeer place cards made from corks, matches and card - items you're likely to have around the house.
Choose a Christmas centrepiece for your table from our collection of festive flower arrangements to create.