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With National Chili Day being celebrated Thursday, February 23rd and with the winter’s “chili” weather hitting us hard, it seems like now is the perfect time for A Personal Touch to host a chili recipe contest!
People can be very particular and territorial about their chili. Depending on where you live, some people say that real chili isn’t made with beans, while in other parts of town they’ll say it’s not chili unless it has beans. And then there are the people who like to have fun with traditional recipes and add a new twist ingredient to them like cinnamon or even chocolate!
But no chili is complete without the main staples like meat, onions and tomatoes – all of which are ingredients that require a whole lot of prep work. That’s why the winner of the contest will be awarded their very own personalized You Name It© Bamboo Cutting Board so that they have a beautiful place that they can use to create their masterpiece!
Since all “chili purists” seem to claim that their masterpiece recipe is the best in the world … we want to hear why your recipe really is the best for the PersonalizationMall.com “My Chili is the Best Because …” Recipe Contest!
To enter, all you have to do is send an email with the subject line, “Chili Contest” to email@example.com with the following information:
- In a few sentences, tell us what it is about your chili recipe that sets it apart from all the rest.
- Please include your full name and email address so we know how to contact you if you’re the winner.
Just make sure to have your emails sent to us before the deadline at midnight on Thursday, February 23rd. We will announce the winner of the contest, who will be judged by creativity and uniqueness and selected by the A Personal Touch Staff, here at the blog on February 24th.
We look forward to hearing all your special recipes … our mouths are already drooling!
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!