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*Visit PersonalizationMall.com’s 12 Days of Christmas Magic Page where you’ll find even more fun ideas for Christmas!*
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!
Have you seen our Fan Photo Album on PersonalizationMall.com’s Facebook Page? It’s full of photos of personalized gifts that real PersonalizationMall.com customers have sent us or posted to our Facebook Page.
Click the link above to see fan photos of all different types of our personalized gifts and have fun flipping through all of them and finding inspiration for new ways to personalize the PMall gifts you’ve been eyeing!
We have a bunch of Halloween-themed fan photos, including this adorable photo of a PMall Fan in her Halloween costume next to her Freaky Frankie Embroidered Trick or Treat Bag! You definitely have to check out all of the cute photos of our younger fans with their Personalized Halloween Trick or Treat Bags - each one is more adorable than the next!
You’ll love browsing through all of the photos our fans have shared with us – you won’t believe how creative people can be! Our fans are great at coming up with clever ways to personalize gifts and even coming up with new ways to use our personalized gifts for a purpose we hadn’t initially intended.
For example, we had a customer share a photo of the Making Memories Personalized Photo Collage Frame that is featured on our site as a great picture frame. Well instead of personalizing the frame with their family name and filling it with photos of their loved ones, they personalized a frame for each of their favorite Chicago sports teams and filled the frame with ticket stubs from the games they’ve attended (see photo at right)! Isn’t that such a cool idea?
We love seeing how your personalized gifts turned out – we’d love it if you’d like to share your photos with us, as well! Post photos of your PMall Personalized Gifts to our Facebook Page or you can email them to us at email@example.com and we can post them on our Facebook Fan Page for you! You may even see them appear in the Fan Photo Album, too!
If you’ve personalized one of our Personalized Gifts in a unique way or if you have a creative way to personalize one of our gifts and you’d like to share it with us we would love it! Just send an email with your idea to the email address above.
Thank you and happy shopping!
We were so inspired by this beautiful photo from Pinterest that we had to put together a post for you!
The couple looks stunning and we’re loving their clever use of Scrabble letters to spell out “thank you” in this dreamy picture.
We LOVE the idea of planning a special photo on your wedding day that you can use later for your thank you notes. What a fun way to add your own personal style to your cards!
With this idea, the bride and groom can be sure that they’ll be able to get their personalities across so that when their family and friends open their card they’ll smile and say “that’s so them!”
Your wedding guests will get a kick out of seeing you both truly happy and that you were thinking of them on your Big Day … it’s that extra personal touch that makes them feel special and lets them know just how appreciative you really are.
If you’re a fan of this idea, head over to our “Everything Wedding” Pinterest Board- you’ll find some other great “Thank You” photo ideas that we loved and hopefully they’ll work as inspiration for your own photo ideas!
Work with your photographer to come up with a cute photo concept that you both love and make sure to remember to bring any props you may need (signs, Scrabble letters, etc.) on the day of the wedding.
Once you’ve recovered from the wedding and honeymoon and are ready to return to your normal, everyday life, it’s time to get to those thank you notes!
According to Emily Post, proper etiquette suggests that you send the cards within 3 months of the wedding (Click the above link for the dos and don’ts of thank you note etiquette).
Start out by picking out your favorite “Thank You” photo – once you’ve decided on the winner use our “Just Us” Photo Note Cards & Envelopes to upload the photo and create your own personalized cards! These fold-over note cards can be personalized with a vertical or horizontal photo in your choice of full color or black and white. They’re sold in sets of 24, which includes crisp, white envelopes for mailing. Each card measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and is made from premium heavyweight photography card stock with a glossy finish on the front and a matte finish inside for handwritten messages. One set is usually sold for $24.95 however if you shop now through Sunday (Aug. 25th, 2013) during our Best-Selling Gifts Sale, you can personalize them for just $18.70. The more sets you buy, the more you save!
If you like the idea of adding a personal touch to your thank you notes but aren’t sure of a way to incorporate a “thank you” sign in a photo, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered.
Thanks to our “Wedding Thank You” Photo Note Cards & Envelopes, all you have to do is pick out your favorite wedding photo (sans thank you sign) and our design will do the rest!
This wedding design theme features a colorful banner below your photo that displays ”thank you” above both of your names in your choice of a beautiful block or script font. You get to choose from 8 different color options (Black, Cream, Navy, Red, Purple, Pink, Blue and Green) - a perfect way to incorporate your wedding colors one last time! These note cards are the same size and have the same finish as the “Just Us” Photo note cards. They are also sold in sets of 24, which includes the white mailing envelopes – all for just $28.95.
Before you head to the post office to send out your thank you notes, make sure you use the Mr. & Mrs. Self-Inking Return Address Stamper so that any wrong addresses can be returned to you! This personalized stamper is one of our most popular gifts – our Pinterest and Facebook Fans go crazy over it! It can be personalized with your married last name and address in your choice of 5 ink colors (Black, Blue, Red, Purple and Green). The personalized stamp is ususally sold for $24.95, but if shop before our sale ends on Sunday you can personalize one for just $18.70!
Brides everywhere love this stamp because it helps save TONS of time and money – and it’s easy to use!
Another bonus is that you aren’t limited to using it just for your thank you notes, you’ll be able to use your new personalized return address stamp for all of your future mail!
If you and your spouse have different last names, feel free to check out all of our Personalized Return Address Stamps – with all of our design styles you’re sure to find one you love! If stamps aren’t your style, feel free to browse through our Personalized Return Address Labels and pick a design you’ll love sticking to your envelopes – they also help you save a lot of time!
Do you have any cute “thank you” photo ideas you’d like to share with us? We’d love to hear and see them! Share your ideas by commenting below or by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you found our tips helpful and we wish you good luck with writing out all your thank you notes … remember it helps to tackle a handful a day instead of trying to do them all in one sitting!
We have a wide selection of Personalized Lunch Totes designed for teens and pre-teens and Personalized Lunch Bags that feature cute designs for younger kids in grade school but since the teens and pre-teens may be too old for “cute” lunches, we thought we’d focus today’s tips on the younger kids’ lunches.
The best part about personalizing our adorable Personalized Lunch Bags is that for every bag purchased, $1.00 goes to the charity No Kid Hungry. Every dollar that’s donated helps the No Kid Hungry campaign start or improve school breakfast programs, recruit and expand summer meals sites and teach families how to shop for and cook healthy meals on a limited budget. Since the summer of 2011, No Kid Hungry efforts have helped bring more than 34 million additional meals to kids who need them and they continue to engage the public to make ending childhood hunger a national priority.
Now that you know all about the No Kid Hungry campaign, lets look at these cute lunch ideas! It’s easy to see why the Butterfly Embroidered Lunch Bag (at left) is one of our customers’ favorites. The bright and colorful bag features an adorable butterfly design that can be personalized with any name right on the front so her delicious lunch won’t be mistaken as anyone else’s. It is fully insulated to keep food both warm and cold and has two compartments for storing extra goodies. Moms especially love all of these bags because they’re made of a durable and washable material that makes clean-up nice and easy! If your little girl loves butterflies this lunch bag is perfect for her and the only thing that would make it more perfect is if you filled her new personalized lunch bag with this cute butterfly sandwich (right) that we saw on Pinterest! All you have to do is make her favorite sandwich and use a heart-shaped cookie cutter to create the butterfly’s wings. Add a carrot for the body and raisons for the eyes and you’re done!
If you have a little boy at home, the Dino Embroidered Lunch Bag is the best way to go. We’ll embroider your son’s name on the front of the bag, right next to the dinosaur foot prints! And if your son is going to have a dinosaur lunch bag, then you should give him a dinosaur sandwich! This dinosaur sandwich is probably the coolest one we saw on Pinterest. Once you’ve used a dinosaur cookie cutter to make the shape of the sandwich, break off the tips of their chips and stick them on the dinosaurs back to create edible spikes! Your little guy will have a blast showing all of his friends the cool lunch his mom made!
Owls are the hot new trend and if your little girl is up on the latest fashion, she’ll love the Sweet Owl Embroidered Lunch Bag (at left). Just like the other bags, we will embroider her name on the front of the bag, next to the pink and yellow flower design.
The owl’s big eyes are easy to imitate for your little one’s lunch (see the photo example at right). Just add two slices of cucumber and two raisons to the top of the sandwich, cut out a carrot for the nose and use a knife to create the wings. You can use the leftover cucumber to form cute flowers or add pretzel sticks to create a tree!
Last but not least we have the Ladybug Embroidered Lunch Bag, which your little “lovebug” is sure to love! Once you’ve added her name to the front of the bag, you can fill it with her favorite sandwich that you will turn “inside out” so it becomes a ladybug! Build her favorite sandwich and cut around the bread so it takes a circular shape. Then take the cheese out from between the two slices of bread and place it on top. Cut little circles out of the cheese or use swiss cheese and you’ll have formed the perfect ladybug wings!
We hope you enjoyed all of these fun lunch tips! We’d love to hear any tips you may have or we’d love to see any of your own personal fun lunch creations! Post them in the comment section below or send them to email@example.com.
Be sure to check out our Back to School shop and remember that when you personalize these lunch bags you won’t just be putting a huge smile on your child’s face, you’ll also be helping put food on the table for children all over the nation!
You may have gotten caught up in finding gifts for your bridesmaids and groomsmen but don’t worry, we’re here to offer some great gift ideas for your parents and future in-laws, too! We think it’s a wonderful gesture to present both parents of the bride and groom with a little something special to show your appreciation for their love, support and help with the wedding.
We love the idea of taking a special photo with both sets of parents on the day of the wedding, like the picture we found on Pinterest at left where all three couples share a sweet kiss. If you visit our Pinterest boards at the above link, you’ll see some other great photo ideas we repinned, as well like the idea to take a photo of the bride, her mother and her grandmother together with their wedding rings to show that special bond between mother and daughter (and granddaughter)! Another one of our favorite unique photo ideas was to recreate a wedding photo of the bride and groom’s parents – it’s neat to see and compare them after the wedding!
Whether it’s a unique photo or just a standard family photo from the wedding, we suggest presenting it to your parents in the “To My Parents” Personalized Wedding Frame (at right). This beautiful frame comes in your choice of 3 colors (tan, sage or blue) and can be personalized for the parents of the bride or groom with any title (To My Parents, Mom, Dad, etc.) and any subtitle (On My Wedding Day, etc) at the top. You can also include any closing sentiment along with the bride and/or groom’s names and wedding date at the bottom for a very special touch. The lovely poem and elegant colors aren’t the only reasons this frame is one of our most popular wedding gifts for parents … it’s because of that added personal touch that makes the gift even more special and meaningful. Both sets of parents will love it and be proud to display it in their homes forever.
PMall.com’s Parents Gifts Department, which is located in the Wedding & Anniversary Gifts Store also has great gift ideas specifically for the mothers and fathers of the bride and groom. The “Tears of Joy “Personalized Wedding Handkerchief (at left) is just one of our personalized handkerchiefs that makes a great gift idea for the mothers of the bride and groom. This handkerchief gives you the option of selecting one of three designs, a rose & hearts, wedding bells or wedding doves, and personalizing it with any name or title at the top, followed by a heartfelt sentiment, and the bride and groom’s names and wedding date underneath. This is just a special gift to give your mother or future mother-in-law the morning of the wedding so they can wipe away their tears of joy throughout the ceremony and reception. They will love that you went out of your way and thought of them on your own wedding day and they’re sure to be truly touched by the sweet gesture!
If you’re looking for a special gift that you can give your father or future father-in-law on the day of your wedding, we suggest personalizing our new “For Dad” Collar Stays Set. The set consists of 6 silver-plated brass collar stays that are presented in a handsome black velvet box. The collar stays can be engraved with 6 different personalized sentiments, heart felt messages and/or names … anything you’d like up to 25 characters each! Men are usually hard to buy for, but these are such a great gift idea because he’ll be able to use them that day with his suit or tux plus he’ll be touched that you created a one-of-a-kind gift just for him – it’s sure to make his day!
If you’re interested in any of these gifts or need some more gift ideas, head over to PMall’s Wedding & Anniversary Gifts Store and check out the Parents Gifts Department. You’ll find a wide selection of great gift ideas, such as personalized keepsakes, photo albums, photo frames, vases and so much more!
We hope we were able to help you cross off something from your to-do list – happy wedding planning!