i'm totally in favor of using cute paper decorations to jazz up your house for the holidays. have you heard of caravan shoppe? it was recently launched by melanie burk & alma loveland (two of the most incredibly talented graphic designers around) and they've got a slew of adorable printables for christmas -- gift tags, placemats, posters, toys, you name it. most of the packs are just $5 to download and you can print them as many times as you want!
i can't wait to put those cute placemats on my christmas table this year. be sure to check out the whole caravan site for lots more.