I really like the effect of weaving this in 1-1-1-1 tie-down order. It makes the Christmas colors really pop. This technique is often called the Dukagang method.
Also, it is very important to use the tabby in the correct order throughout or it will be quite noticeable. I am using my tabbies in a-b-a-b order. But you could use a-a-b-b order for your tabbies and get a different background effect.
Since these are small finger tip towels, I think giving this as a gift wrapped around a plate of divinity candy would be fun. But I will need to find someone to make the divinity candy for me first ! ;-)