Archive for January, 2012

Happy National Puzzle Day!

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puzzle 300x300 Happy National Puzzle Day!January 29th, 2012 is National Puzzle Day!

Puzzles can be a fun family bonding experience or they can act as a stress reliever for individuals, too! Either way they are a great way to exercise the mind and to have some fun – especially when you can personalize them!

PersonalizationMall.com has a wide selection of personalized puzzles for you to choose from, not to mention a surplus of Valentine’s Day puzzles, like our popular Pieces of Love© Photo Puzzle & Tin!

In celebration of National Puzzle Day, the A Personal Touch Blog would like to offer its readers the coupon code: PUZZLE20 which is worth 20% off any puzzle from our store!

Not only can you personlize our puzzles with your own photos, you can personalize them with your own messages, too! They’re great for birthdays, holidays and any other reasons you can think of!

With the option to personalize puzzles with your photo and message, you can create a puzzle for any occasion.

So head on over to our store by clicking the link above and make sure to use the code PUZZLE20 at checkout to save. The coupon code is valid until February 1st so make sure you use it in time!

Have a Happy National Puzzle Day and enjoy creating your personalized puzzles!

And the 2012 Resolutions Contest Winner is …

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New Years Blog4 300x200 And the 2012 Resolutions Contest Winner is ...… Leslie Mirkes!

Leslie entered the “2012 Resolutions with A Personal Touch” Contest to tell us about the person she’d like to keep in touch with more in 2012 by using hand-written letters. Here is her winnng entry:

“The person I would like to be in touch with more is my sister-in-law Allison Miller.  We live so far apart, I am in Illinois, she is in Florida. She is pregnant with her second child, and she frequently sends me hand-written notes from herself or from my nephew, and it ALWAYS brightens my day to receive them. I would love to be able to send a little sunshine into get busy life by doing the same for her.

Thanks for considering me,

Leslie Mirkes”

Thanks for submitting such a touching entry Leslie! For being named the winner, Leslie has won her own set of Personally Yours© Personalized Note Cards & Envelopes so she can keep in touch with her sister-in-law Allison!

Thank you to all the A Personal Touch readers who submitted entries – we loved them all!

Keep checking back here for more contests and chances to win great PersonalizationMall.com gifts!

 

Valentine’s Day Treats From the Heart

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What would Valentine’s Day be without some treats from the heart!?

heartcupcake1 Valentines Day Treats From the HeartThere are all different types of chocolates, cakes and candies that are decorated with red and pink hearts this time of year … but have you ever seen a treat with a heart inside it!?

We hadn’t either until we saw this unique recipe from the “Made With Love, By Me” Blog, which teaches you how to bake a heart inside a cupcake!

As you can see by the picture, the inside of the cupcakes feature a bright hidden heart as soon as you cut into them. The recipe, which you can get by clicking the above link, is really easy and doesn’t require anything out of the ordinary with the exception of a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

Once you’ve cut open the cupcakes and revealed the surprise, these are the coolest treats we’ve ever seen! However, we here at A Personal Touch always believe a gift or treat is only as good as its presentation and we’re excited to say that we’ve found the perfect way to decorate these hidden Valentine’s Day treats!

PersonalizationMall.com has two different Valentine’s Day Cupcake Wrapper designs we know you’ll love!

bemysweetcupcakeliner 300x300 Valentines Day Treats From the HeartThe first of our cute Valentine’s Day wrappers are the Be My Sweet© Personalized Cupcake Wrappers, which are printed in a sweet pink and red design and finished with delightful, scalloped edging and feature any 3-line message you create. Your special lines of personalization will be displayed right under the word rainbow that says, “You’re Sweet As Can Be.”

Once your cupcakes have cooled from the oven, you’ll slide the ends of the personalized wrapper together easily with the tab and then place the cupcakes inside for decorating that is just as easy as it is beautiful! The festive wrappers come in sets of 24 and are sold for just $19.95 per set. Bring a batch into work and impress your coworkers with your baking and one-of-a-kind presentation skills!

candyheartscupcakewrappers 300x300 Valentines Day Treats From the HeartIf you’re looking for a more colorful Valentine’s Day presentation, the Candy Hearts© Personalized Cupcake Wrappers are right up your alley! This cute design, which features any 1-line of personalization under a “Happy Valentine’s Day” message, comes in 6 different colors! This colorful theme is also sold in a set of 24 wrappers for just $19.95.

The additional color options make these wrappers perfect for decorating cupcakes to bring in to your child’s classroom party.

Personalize the wrappers with their teacher’s name, such as “Miss Johnson’s 5th Grade Valentine’s Day Party” and watch as your son or daughter’s classmates smile and gasp when they find the hidden heart inside your tasty Valentine’s Day treats! When you bring them into the class party you’ll earn some “Cool Mom” bonus points and create a fun and memorable moment that they will remember forever!

Head over to PersonalizationMall.com now to get started with personalizing your own set of cupcake wrappers and while you’re there, check out all our personalized Valentine’s Day Gifts!

Happy Gifting!

Add A Personal Touch To Your Valentine’s Day Gift!

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popvalentine 228x300 Add A Personal Touch To Your Valentines Day Gift!A Personal Touch stumbled upon an adorable vintage Valentine’s Day Card in a blog post from FancyHouseRoad.com and we were instantly inspired to share a cute gift idea that, once you add your own personal touch to it, is sure to be one of the most memorable Valentine’s Day gifts ever!

And be sure to keep reading because we love the idea so much, we’re offering a coupon code exclusively for our readers so they can personalize the gift at a discounted price!

Since Thursday, January 19th, 2012 is National Popcorn Day, we knew that today would be a great time to share the cute vintage card (pictured at left) that we came across and the gift ideas we have to go along with it!

The card features a nostalgic drawing of a bowl filled with popcorn and a cute red heart that displays the clever message: “I’m gonna ‘POP’ a ‘CORNY’ question … Will you be my Valentine?”

popcorn 300x300 Add A Personal Touch To Your Valentines Day Gift!As soon as we saw this irresistible pun we thought of PersonalizationMall.com’s beautiful and customer-favorite Personalized Bamboo Red Popcorn Bowls, which fit the theme perfectly!

These unique bowls are crafted from bamboo come in large and small sizes and can be personalized with any individual or family name or even a short message if you’d like!

And what would a popcorn bowl be without the popcorn!?

popcornset 150x150 Add A Personal Touch To Your Valentines Day Gift!Check out our Old Fashioned Four Seasoning Popcorn Party Set - it’s the perfect gift to include with the personalized popcorn bowls!

Once you’ve personalized the Large Popcorn bowl, place the bag of popping corn inside with your own home-made version of the vintage card (home-made is always more special because they’ll know you spent the time thinking of them!). Then for an extra personal touch, include either your Valentine’s favorite movie or a movie they’ve been eager to see. Adding the movie will show how well you know or “get” them or if it’s a movie they’ve been wanting to see for awhile, it’ll show that you are a good listener and that you truly care for them!

Combine all the goodies; add a bow and you’ll all set for a low-key, romantic evening of popcorn and a movie! This Valentine’s Day gift is great for men or women and is a gift that keeps on giving because every time your Valentine sits down to enjoy some popcorn from their personalized bowl, they’ll think of you and the special Valentine’s Day you shared together.

We hope our gift idea helped get the ball rolling for your holiday plans because Valentine’s Day will be here before we know it. Be sure to use the above coupon code before it expires Friday, January 27th and check back here at our blog where we’ll be posting more Valentine’s Day gift ideas for the whole family!

Happy Gifting!

Quick & Easy Ways to Get Organized!

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familycharactermagnet Quick & Easy Ways to Get Organized!Whether you made a New Year’s resolution to get organized or are just looking for a few ways to modify your normal routine, A Personal Touch has a couple tips to help you get a better handle on you and your family’s busy lives!

One of the great benefits of personalized gifts is organization. When you’re able to put someone’s name on something, it can help keep things in their right place.

For example, PersonalizationMall.com can help you keep each family member’s schedule straight with the Family Character Collection© Magnets. For just $4.95, you can personalize a magnet with a whimsical cartoon figure that looks just like each one of your loved ones – even your pets! You can customize the magnet with their name and then choose from male or female adult, youth, or baby figures, with light or dark complexions, and you can even choose to personalize one with a cat or dog. You can use the magnets to display your child’s A+ paper, doctor appointment reminders, individual chore assignments and anything else you can think of! Your kids will get a kick out of seeing themselves as a cartoon and will look forward to checking their magnet each day for reminders or notes from Mom!

grocerylist 300x300 Quick & Easy Ways to Get Organized!You can also keep your family organized by using the set of 3 Grocery List© Personalized Notepads. What’s great about these notepads, which are priced at just $23.95 for the set of 3, is that you can personalize each of notepads however you’d like. So if you have family members with certain food allergies or special diets that require you to go to more than one grocery store, you can personalize a different notepad for your family member with the diet restrictions or you can designate the notepads for each of the stores you’ll be shopping at. Instead of overlooking certain items on one big list in the store, you’ll have 2 shorter lists that are easier to tackle – not to mention, with separate lists you can always hand off one of the lists to a family member so you can share the shopping and be done in half the time!

dottodot 300x300 Quick & Easy Ways to Get Organized!The notepads also come with a magnetic strip so you can place them right on the refrigerator door so they’re always handy!

If you like the grocery store notepads but are looking to be more organized at work, you’ll love the notepad set with the Dot To Dot© design! You can personalize each notepad for a different job responsibility, such as one notepad for things to go over in upcoming meetings, another notepad for your daily to-do list, and the final notepad to brainstorm or plan upcoming assignments. The Dot to Dot theme is so bright and cheery; you’ll actually have fun writing out your checklists!

The A Year To Remember© Photo Wall Calendar is another great way for you to stay on top of things at home and at work! a year to remember 300x300 Quick & Easy Ways to Get Organized!You have the opportunity to pick 12 of your most precious photos which will be printed in full size for each month. Then you can add any 2-line message you’d like on each month so you can feature special birthdays, anniversaries or whatever is most important for you. The calendar has a writable area for daily or month to-do’s so you can leave yourself reminders and you can choose to start the calendar on any month so you don’t waste money on months that have already passed. And as an organizational bonus, we’ve included a “Dates To Remember” page so you can list all the special holidays or occasions you need to remember throughout the year. Priced at only $19.95, you finally have the opportunity to stay on top of your schedule with a personal touch. After all, a calendar is a lot more fun to plan when you’re looking at your favorite photographs!

We hope we’ve been able to offer some great tools to help you keep your New Year’s Resolution. With all these little tips, just think of how much more time you’ll have to spend with family and enjoy personal hobbies!

If you have any organizational tips you’d like to share, we’d love to hear them! Feel free to leave a comment below.

Have fun getting organized and check back here for Valentine’s Day gift ideas soon!

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