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It wouldn’t be Christmas without Christmas Cookies! Baking and decorating Christmas cookies with friends and families is one of those fun holiday preparations that help get everyone into the Christmas spirit.
Nowadays more and more people are having Christmas Cookie Exchange parties where everyone brings a set amount of their best batch and everyone can sample, mix and match all the different types of cookies before taking home an assortment of their favorites. Here at PersonalizationMall.com’s gifting blog, A Personal Touch, we love this idea and we also love the idea of making a batch to give out as gifts, too! But we’re looking for a new fresh recipe to try out that is not only tasty, but creative, too!
That’s why we’re launching our newest contest, the “My Favorite Christmas Cookie” Recipe Contest! We want you to share your favorite Christmas cookie recipe for us to try out!
To enter, all you have to do is send an email with the subject line “Christmas Cookie Contest” to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your full name and email address for where you’d like to be contacted at if you are the winner. (If you have a picture of your finished cookies we’d love to see that too!)
- The name and recipe for your favorite Christmas Cookies
And that’s it! Just make sure you submit your recipe before the contest ends at midnight on Wednesday, Dec. 28th, 2011. The A Personal Touch staff will select the winner who will win their very own set of Classic Christmas© Personalized Gift Stickers, which they can use to add a personal touch to their special batch at the next Christmas Cookie Exchange they attend!
We will announce the winner and contact them by email within a week of the deadline. We can’t wait to read all your yummy recipes!
We love to hear about the family recipes that have been passed down, or recipes that include unique ingredients you wouldn’t expect to use. The more unique and tasty the better!
Good luck to everyone and Happy Holidays!
Here is the entry Michelle submitted to the contest:
“The Personalization Mall gift that would be the best for my sister-in-law, Denise Shorter, would be the Winter Wonderland tree skirt (product # 6313). I have one of my own and it’s already become a favorite part of the holiday decorating for my family. It’s a beautiful and classic design and is high quality and I look forward to using it every year and eventually pass it down to my children. My sister-in-law has 5 children…yes 5! Including 2 year-old twin boys. She works very hard to be a great mother to my niece and nephews. A simple item like this would be loved in her home and it would be an item that would be passed down to my nephews to become part of their holiday decorating and will remind them of the wonderful childhood Christmas memories that my sister-in-law helped create for them when they were young. Personalized items such as this are the type of product that become so treasured in families as it is passed down. The quality of the product as well as the timeless design leave me little doubt that this would become a treasured holiday item for future generations in our family.
We love the idea of starting family traditions and passing down special keepsakes from generation to generation! Michelle has won the Winter Wonderland Personalized Tree Skirt, which you can see in the background of our contest photo, to give to her sister-in-law Denise!
We would like to thank Michelle and all our readers who submitted entries into the contest … we loved each and every entry and were so touched by your kind words for your loved ones! We hope you all have a Happy Holidays!
Whether it’s a cookie exchange, “Ugly Christmas Sweater Party,” or a nice family get-together – holiday parties are underway!
One of the most important rules of party etiquette is to never arrive at a party empty handed. And instead of bringing a boring bottle of wine like everyone else, we thought we’d offer some personalized hostess gift ideas to help you impress your hosts and to show him and/or her that you truly appreciate being welcomed into their home!
PersonalizationMall.com has an enormous selection of beautiful Home and Entertaining Gifts that make wonderful hostess gifts, but we here at PMall’s A Personal Touch blog thought we’d point out a few favorites in different price ranges to help you with your Christmas shopping (and budget)!
If you were lucky enough to have been invited to several Christmas parties this holiday season, the Holiday Cheer© Personalized Wine Tags are the perfect gift for you to personalize! They come in a set of 24 and since they are priced at only $9.95, you’ll be able to afford personalizing a set for each of your hostesses without going broke! Instead of asking guests to remember which wine charm was assigned to them when they first walked in (which can be hard to do after 2 glasses of eggnog), your hostess will be able to hand out the wine tags you personalized which have a space for guests to write their own name!
With the guests’ names written on the tags, they not only prevent people from misplacing their drinks, they also work as a subtle name tag and ice breaker for the guests who may not know each other! Your hostess will be so touched that you went out of your way to personalize a special gift just for them, and because you helped make their job a little easier! If you’re interested in this unique hostess gift, make sure you check out the rest of our Holiday Wine Tags, too!
If you’re looking for a hostess gift that’s in the $20-$30 range, the personalized Santa Apron is another great option!
Your hostess will love the festive Santa apron because she’ll be able to protect her fabulous party wear while still looking cute! We will embroider any name you choose on the apron’s plush white trim for just $29.95! The apron is made of 100% cotton (Machine wash and dry – yay!), and is accented with real buttons and appliqued belt!
She’ll think of you every Christmas when she gets to pull it out to host her annual party, or for when she makes her Christmas cookies!
Some of you may be having a problem just looking for a gift that your hostess doesn’t already have. Well don’t worry … you’re in luck!
One of our most popular and unique gifts is our You Name It© Bamboo Cutting Board which retails for only $31.95! If she’s one of those women who have all the professional and latest kitchen gadgets she’ll love this personalized cutting board! It is a professional-quality board that’s handcrafted of pressed bamboo with a natural hand rubbed olive oil finish. Since bamboo absorbs very little moisture, does not shrink or swell and is actually harder than most hard woods, it makes the best cutting board material!
We artfully laser-engrave the top and bottom of the board with any 2-line personalization you choose for a signature touch! You can write a sweet message like, “Seasoned with love,” or if she has a sassy streak you could choose something fun like, “I always cook with wine; sometimes I even put it in the food!” Either way, the personalized cutting board is sure to be her new favorite kitchen accessory when you add your own special message. And if you aren’t comfortable writing your own message at the bottom, check out all the rest of our Personalized Cutting Boards. We have other cutting boards that can be engraved with just her monogram, with a cute design at the bottom or you can even have one personalized with a vegetable design at the bottom! Kitchen gifts don’t get much more cool and unique as a personalized cutting board!
Personalized gifts like the three we mentioned above are the best gifts to give because the person receiving them is always touched to know you made something just for them … and it doesn’t hurt that they are unique and something they’ll actually use!
So go against the norm this year and instead of giving a bottle of wine like everyone else, personalize a gift from PersonalizationMall.com and really show the hostess of your holiday party how thankful you are to be celebrating this wonderful time of year with them! Personalize any of our gifts and you’ll be sure to get an invitation to next year’s party, too!
That’s why teachers are the next group of people from A Personal Touch’s Forget-Me-Not List that we are going to offer gift ideas for!
PersonalizationMall.com has a wide selection of Teacher Gifts, however today we’ll just be highlighting a few gift ideas we think you’ll enjoy most.
If you’re looking for just a little something for your child’s teacher, in the $10 and under price range, we suggest you take a look at our unique Star Student© Personalized Teacher Stickers which sell in 1 set of 64 stickers for just $9.95! Your child’s teacher’s name will be printed within each of our 6 exclusive designs indicating who the sticker is from. The teacher you personalize them for will be thrilled you thought of them and will be happy with all the time and hand cramps you’ll save them from the next time they’re grading papers!
However, if the students in your family are a little too old to be receiving stickers on their papers and you are still looking to stay within a $10-$15 budget, take a look at the Apple Scroll© Personalized Teacher Mug, which you can personalize for just $12.95, or any of our teacher-themed coffee mugs! The teacher’s name will be featured inside our apple design filled with repeating teacher words, such as “inspire, learn and care” and on the back, choose from 3 inspiring teacher verses or write your own very special message to add that personal touch! Your child’s teacher will think of them every time they take a sip of their morning coffee!
If your child’s teacher isn’t a coffee drinker and if you have a little more room in your budget, the Inspiring Teacher© Candy Jar with LifeSavers® is a great gift idea for any teacher who has a sweet tooth! Our heartwarming candy jar can be personalized for just $24.95 and features the verse, “Teachers inspire dreams, shape lives and give us hope for the future…” engraved in the shape of an apple with any name engraved in the center. But that’s not all! We also fill the jar with the irresistible 13 flavors of LifeSavers that are each individually wrapped! He or she will be able to keep it out on their desk for themselves or they can give out the candies as a reward for answering questions correctly in class or getting good grades on tests!
At PersonalizationMall.com we have endless beautiful, personalized gift options like the Set of 3 Touches A Life© Personalized Notepads, which would be perfect for all the teachers on your Christmas Shopping List! So make sure you explore all of the options PersonalizationMall.com has to offer and don’t forget to keep checking back here for more gift ideas!
Christmas shopping can me extremely stressful.
There’s nothing more embarrassing than forgetting to buy a gift for someone, especially if they’ve give you one. And there’s nothing more annoying than getting home from a long shopping trip and realizing that you forgot something you needed from one of the stores you were just shopping at.
Well have no fear – Pmall is here!
We here at PersonalizationMall.com’s blog, A Personal Touch, wanted to help out our fabulous readers so they could stay sane and organized this holiday season. After all, staying sane and organized are your 2 most important tools when you’re tackling your Christmas shopping!
That’s why we’ve created a Forget-Me-Not Shopping List and Shopping Planner just for you! Just click on the link for a printable version that you can keep with you throughout the month so you always have your list nearby to edit and use!
The Forget-Me-Not Shopping List is a list of over 25 names of people outside of your family and friends who you may not see everyday, but should keep in mind around Christmas time. This list is a great tool to help you make sure you aren’t forgetting anyone when you venture out to the mall. Not sure what gifts to give to the people on the Forget-Me-Not List? We’ve got you covered! Keep checking back here at A Personal Touch between now and Christmas because we’ll be offering gift ideas for people straight off the list! You can add our gifting tips or your own ideas on the space we created for you right next to each of their names.
Once you’ve used the Forget-Me-Not List to figure out all the people you’re buying for, add them and your family and friends to the Shopping Planner we’ve created for you! Here we’ve created an organized planner with space for you to write down each person’s name, the budget you would like to stick to for each person, and a check list you can cross out after you’ve bought the gift, wrapped it and sent it! THat’s right! A Personal Touch has got you covered from brainstorming the gift idea all the way to making sure it gets in the hands of the recipient.
With a little help from us your Christmas Shopping will not only be a breeze this year – it’ll be fun and stress free! We hope you enjoy these tools we’ve created for you! If there’s anyone you think needs to be added to the Forget-Me-Not list please leave a comment here, we’d love to hear your ideas! And don’t forget to keep checking back for gift ideas that will help you with your Christmas shopping even more!