Frugal Family Fun has a pretty and simple place card idea here.
Hers are done in a Thanksgiving theme but these could easily be made in different colors and used for Christmas or New Year's celebration meals, as well!
I love that this is something the kids could help with! These could also double as favors or small gifts for guests to be able to take home and enjoy. You can choose your votive holders and make them as simple or fancy as you would like!