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Christmas Eve is one of the most special days of the year and with it comes an abundance of excitement and anticipation, so much so that the evening seems to fly by and come to an end before you have a chance to revel in the magic.
Well, we’ve come up with some great ideas and new traditions that will not only help make your Christmas Eve more memorable, it will also give you and your family the chance to really “be in the moment” and savor every minute of this special night.
For starters, kick off the night with a new tradition by letting the kids open one present on Christmas Eve – new personalized pajamas! Our Holiday Cheer Embroidered Pajama Sets are the perfect PJs because they can be embroidered with any name in both adult and youth sizes so the entire family can match! The kids will love getting a chance to open a gift early and Mom will be happy because it ensures that the kids will be dressed in cute PJs for Christmas Morning pictures!
Once everyone is nice and cozy in their new personalized PJs, sit down as a family and read the popular Christmas book The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg to get everyone in the mood for the adventure you’re about to surprise them with! When you’ve finished the book, announce that it’s time for bed and escort the kids to their rooms.
On each of their beds, hide an Embroidered Snowman Mini Treat Bag under the covers. Choose a boy or girl treat bag design for each of your little ones and have it embroidered with their name.
Have a camera ready because you’ll want to capture all of their giggles and screams as they discover their Christmas Eve surprises!
Inside each of the treat bags, include their favorite candy or snacks and most importantly – their special ticket for the “(Your Name Here) Express” (Click HERE for a free printable of our exclusive Express tickets (at left) that you can personalize with your own family name)!
Explain that they’ve just received a special ticket to go on a magical adventure and have them put on their coats and slippers and head the family car or van with their new treat bag and ticket.
When everyone is lined up, act as Conductor and punch a hole in each of their tickets before they climb into their seats.
Once everyone is buckled in, hand them their Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt List (Click HERE for a free printable of our exclusive Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt List) and a crayon and set out on your Christmas Eve adventure!
Take them on a car ride past all of the best decorated houses in your area so they can find items from their scavenger hunt list.
They can snack on the goodies in their treat bags as they stare out the window in wonder of all the beautiful twinkling lights of the neighborhood.
You can all work together as a family to find everything on the list or make it a friendly competition and suggest that whoever finds all of the items first wins a prize or gets to open the first present on Christmas morning.
Once you’ve finished your magical adventure on the Family Express, it’s time to make your way home. Before sending the kids off to bed, remind them to set out the special Cookies & Milk for Santa Plate and Mug that you can have personalized with their first names or any 3-line message. They’ll love knowing that Santa knows exactly who the cookies are from and they’ll head off to bed excited to wake up and see how many he ate!
Recently one of PMall.com’s fans shared a story on our Facebook Fan Page. Her name is Aprille and her story was so touching we knew that we had to share it will all of the rest of our fans (please continue reading for the link to Aprille’s full blog post below).
Aprille, who is a Military Wife and Mother, has started her own family tradition by creating at least one new PMall.com Personalized Photo Ornament each Christmas.
She remembers her first ornament fondly as it was the first Christmas she spent with her husband.
Then there are the ornaments she personalized with the words “Almost Together” to capture the heartbreaking Christmas that she and her son had to celebrate without their husband and father because he was deployed.
Last year she decided that her “Almost Together” ornament needed a sequel so she personalized a new ornament that featured a beautiful family photo and the words, “Together Forever” to celebrate the Christmas they shared as a family.
She was thrilled to be able to serendipitously capture that moment and turn that into another ornament that she will always treasure.
We are so thankful to Aprille for sharing her story and the photos of all her ornaments and we are honored that we are able to play a small role in her beautiful new Christmas tradition!
Check out Aprille’s full story, ”Our Christmas Ornament Tradition” from her Beautiful In His Time Blog, by clicking the previous link. When you get to her blog you’ll be able to see photos of all the ornaments she has personalized and you’ll be able to hear the touching story straight from her!
We’d like to say Thank You again to Aprille for sharing her story and if any other PMall fans out there have stories about any of the gifts they’ve personalized from PMall.com we’d love to hear them! Email your stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Unless you’re a college student, that is. While most of us are already feeling the Christmas spirit and have started our shopping, decorated our Christmas trees, or began baking Christmas cookies, etc., there are a bunch of college students out there who are so wrapped up in studying for finals and completing semester projects that they’re missing out on all the fun. That’s why we wanted to offer some great gift suggestions for parents of college students who would like to bring Christmas to the college dorms! There’s nothing better than receiving a package when you’re away at school and we have just the things to help bring a smile to your student’s face during this stressful time.
PMall.com’s Personalized Christmas Gifts Store has all sorts of great home decor that would look great in the dorms!
Personalized door banners like the Christmas Nice List (far left) and the Merry Christmas designs (left) are the perfect decorations for the dorm because they can be hung on the door and won’t take up any space in their already-cramped living quarters.
You can personalize the Nice List design with all the names of his or her friends who live on the floor and your student can hang a marker so their friends can write and leave messages that they’ll treasure year after year. The Merry Christmas design, which features an adorable snowman, can be personalized with your student and their roommate’s names or personalize it with the new club, fraternity or sorority they recently joined!
Help make your student’s all-nighter tolerable by including one of our Personalized Coffee Mugs in your Christmas care package. We have several designs to fit everyone’s taste but we recommend sticking with the Christmas theme and personalizing the Ghiradelli® Hot Cocoa Personalized Bistro Mug because not only will they receive a merry and bright new mug, they’ll love getting their own packet of double chocolate gourmet hot cocoa to warm their heart and their senses! If they’re going to be up all night studying, they may as well be doing it while enjoying delicious hot cocoa that will help give them a welcome boost at all hours of the night!
While PMall.com’s Christmas Gifts Store is full of great gift ideas to send to your son or daughter in the dorms, we thought we’d leave you with a great gift idea that will help you save money, too!
PMall.com’s Personalized Doormats are always a favorite among our customers and our Personalized Christmas Doormats have some of the cutest designs out there! Our doormats, like the adorable Welcome To Our Workshop design which features little elf feet, not only spread the Christmas cheer, they can also help you save some money by giving your student and their friends a place to wipe their boots and hopefully helping you get back some of your security deposit at the end of the school year! After all, taking all those trips to their classes, the library and the cafeteria can get boots pretty muddy. With a cute personalize doormat, you can prevent them from tracking all of that winter slush into their dorm room and ruining the carpet.
It’s time to start putting together a care package for your son or daughter in the dorms! Head over to our Personalized Christmas Gifts Store and have fun picking out what’s best for your student. Think of how nice it will be for them to take a break from studying and get a little taste of home this holiday season … you’ll be a hero!
You wonder how they came up with that creative family photo (like the photo at left), where they found the beautiful card or how they had the time to stuff each card with their photo and include a personalized greeting.
Forget about being jealous this year because we’ve got some cute family photo inspiration to share with you plus when you purchase cards from PMall.com’s Personalized Christmas Cards Store we make it so quick and easy you’ll wonder how you ever sent Christmas cards without us!
One of our most popular designs, the Our Family Gatefold Photo Christmas Card (at right), is a great way to feature one large family photo and your personalized holiday greeting. However we also offer several designs that feature a collage of photos in creative ways, so decide on how many photos you’d like to have and then select the best card.
Now it’s time to take a family photo that will stand out from the rest!
One of the cute trends going around this year is having strings of Christmas lights included in your family photo in some creative way. These are a few of our favorite examples:
There are so many adorable Christmas baby photos out there and we could never pick just one … but we did narrow it down to four of the cutest we’ve seen:
Still looking for more ideas? We’ll leave you with a couple more Christmas family photo ideas below but remember to keep visiting our Pinterest Board because we’re always adding new pictures!
With PMall’s Christmas in July Sale going on this week I was looking through all of the beautiful Personalized Christmas Ornaments and started to realize just how special some of these ornaments can be!
There are a few unique PMall designs that are extra special because they help you capture a specific moment in time so in the future you’ll be able to use the ornaments to remember some of your favorite Christmas moments!
The My Wish List© Personalized Ornament, which you can personalize with any name, year and 4 items, can act like a mini scrapbook that helps you preserve some of your favorite holiday memories without all the mess! In the future you’ll look back and be thankful that you personalized the My Wish List design for each of your children year after year, because you’ll be able to reminisce about what toys and gifts they loved most each Christmas while they were growing up!
This adorable ornament can help you look back and remember some of their funniest and sweetest memories like when your son was going through his superhero phase and only wanted Spider-Man action figures and clothes (by the way, if your son is going through that phase now, you should check out our brand new line of Personalized Spider-Man Gifts!), or when your daughter asked Santa for a little brother or sister.
The ornament is usually only $12.95 but thanks to the Christmas in July Sale it’s marked down to just $10.35 from now through Sunday! Start your new tradition now and you’ll love having the opportunity to share all the fun stories with your kids when they’re older (especially when your daughter is older and fighting with her new younger sibling you can pull out the ornament and remind her that this is what wanted! )
PMall’s exclusive designs not only help you capture your kids’ precious moments, but your whole family’s favorite moments, too! With the Our Family© Engraved Message Ornament you can create your own mini scrapbook that can display an entire year’s worth of family events. You can have this elegant glass ornament laser engraved with up to 9 lines of personalization – those 9 lines can include your family’s name, address or your favorite family highlights of the past year, such as your vacation spots, activities, inside jokes and anything else you can think of! This beautiful ornament is usually $14.95 but is currently 70% off and can be personalized for only $4.48! Now that’s a deal you can’t pass up! Just think you’ll be able to start a new tradition where every year when you’re decorating the tree, you’ll be able to look back as a family and remember each year’s fun vacations and important accomplishments and help decide as a family what you’d like to include on the following year’s ornament!
But you don’t need to have kids to create one of these “scrapbook ornaments.”
The Our Life Together© Personalized Couple’s Ornament is the perfect way for newlyweds to remember the details of their wedding while also starting their own ornament collection as a married couple! The stunning glass ornament is usually $14.95 but is on sale for only $4.48 until Sunday and can be engraved with the couple’s names and up to 9 lines of personalization. If you’re personalizing it as a wedding keepsake you can include the ceremony’s location, date, the first song you danced to, the flowers you used and more.
However, I think this design is a perfect way to celebrate your anniversary year after year – after all, who says you have to save this beautiful gifts for Christmas!? Each year you can personalize it with all your firsts (vacation, purchasing a home, adopting a pet, etc.), triumphs (promotions at work, buying a new car, getting pregnant) and struggles that you went through and overcame together (losing a job or loved one) so you can look back and be proud of what you have made it through together as a team.
Whether it’s for your anniversary, your kids or your entire family, you are sure to find the perfect PMall Personalized Christmas Ornament for you! So put down the glue stick, close the scrapbooks and stow the memory boxes … forget about all of the fuss and head over to PMall to create a one-of-a-kind keepsake before the Christmas in July Sale ends Sunday, July 8th!
It may only take you a couple minutes to create your gorgeous personalized ornament, but you’re sure to enjoy your little time capsule for many years to come!