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Quick & Easy Halloween Decorating Tips

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Whether you’re having family and friends over for a party or just passing out candy, your front door is sure to be the center of attention this Halloween. That’s why PersonalizationMall.com has put together some great outdoor decorating tips that are fun, festive and sure to impress your guests!

witch 273x300 Quick & Easy Halloween Decorating TipsSince an A Personal Touch blog post wouldn’t be complete without some inspiration from Pinterest we wanted to share this funny photo (at left) that we came across the other day.

We’ve seen “crashed witches” before but we were really impressed (and couldn’t stop laughing) when we saw the “Don’t Text and Fly” warning sign these people hung up on their front porch. We love the originality they added to the decoration and the good message it sends out to trick or treaters of all ages!

But our love of original decorations doesn’t stop there!

PMall.com’s Personalized Halloween Gifts Store has a wide selection of cute and creepy gifts that will help your front door stand out from the rest of the neighborhood this Halloween.

hauntedhouseyardstake Quick & Easy Halloween Decorating TipsThe Haunted House Personalized Yard Stake can be personalized with any 2-line message and is a great way to show everyone where the party’s at!

The best thing about our yard stakes are that the signs are actually magnets so it’s the gift that keeps on giving. You only have to buy the yard stake once then you can check out all of our other Personalized Yard Stake Magnets and personalize a different design to use for each holiday, season, birthday or more!

When your guests spot your yard stake they’ll know they’ve come to the right place and as they head to your door they’ll love being welcomed by Personalized Jack-O-Lantern Pumpkins that you can display right on your front porch! jackolanterns Quick & Easy Halloween Decorating TipsThese realistic pumpkins come in a large and small size and can be personalized with any title, first or family name.

You can personalize a large pumpkin with your family name, create a small one for each of your family members or any combination you can come up with! In addition to the jack-o-lantern design, the pumpkins can also be personalized to display “Happy Halloween,” any first or family names, initials and more as you can see in our Halloween Decorations and Accessories Department. Any of the designs that you pick will look great and (unlike real pumpkins) you’ll be able to use them for many years to come!

halloweendoormat Quick & Easy Halloween Decorating TipsThe last tip we wanted to share is one of our customers’ favorite Halloween gifts. Even if you’re not having a big party, you’re sure to have kids and parents running up to your door all night. Our Halloween Character Collection Personalized Doormat is the perfect way to greet them! This popular design lets you turn each of your family members (even grandparents and pets!) into costumed cartoons and is also available to be personalized on several different gifts such as a coffee mug, slate plaque, yard stake, candy bowl and more. Your kids will love seeing themselves as cartoons and your trick or treaters will have something fun to look at while they wait for you to answer the door. If you’re headed to a family or friends’ Halloween party, be sure to keep this or any of our Personalized Halloween Doormats in mind – they make a great hostess gift!

Before we go we wanted to let you know about 2 exciting Halloween Contests that PMall has going on right now!

On our Facebook Fan Page we’re hosting a Pumpkin Decorating Photo Contest where we’re asking our fans to upload a photo of their carved or decorated pumpkin. The 3 photos that earn the most votes from our fans before the contest ends on Tuesday, Oct. 30th will be named the winners and will be awarded a $50, $35 or a $25 PMall.com gift card!

Great news for Pinterest fans! The Ghostess With The Mostess Halloween Pinterest Contest is going on now and it’s really easy to enter! As you can see from the rules on the contest site all you have to do is pin the contest graphic and 3 of your favorite PMall.com Halloween Gifts with the hashtags #PMall and #Halloween in the description before the contest ends on Thursday, Oct. 25th 2012. One winner will be picked at random and will win all 3 gifts he or she pinned!

Good luck to everyone who enters one or both of the contests! Be sure to shop for your Personalized Halloween Decorations & Gifts soon so you can have them in time to greet your trick or treaters and have a Happy Halloween!

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!

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!

Congrats to our Recipe Contest Winner!

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ChristmasCookieBlog1 300x200 Congrats to our Recipe Contest Winner!Congratulations to the A Personal Touch Blog’s “My Favorite Christmas Cookie” Recipe Contest winner, Jackie Stillion!

Jackie submitted a delicious recipe she used for her own Christmas Cookie Exchange with friends for Chocolate Gooey Cookies!

For winning first place, Jackie has won her very own set of Classic Christmas© Personalized Gift Stickers from PersonalizationMall.com so she can add A Personal Touch to her tasty treats!

Here is her submission for all of you to enjoy:

Ingredients

  • 1 (8-ounce) brick cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 stick butter, at room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (18-ounce) box moist chocolate cake mix
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

Directions

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Beat in the egg. Then beat in the vanilla extract. Beat in the cake mix. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours to firm up so that you can roll the batter into balls. Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll the chilled batter into tablespoon sized balls and then roll them in confectioner’s sugar. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet, 2 inches apart. Bake 12 minutes. The cookies will remain soft and gooey. Cool completely and sprinkle with more confectioners’ sugar, if desired. Makes about 2 dozen cookies!

“I made these cookies for a Cookie Exchange my friends and I did over Christmas. I had to email the recipe to the host and now I am forwarding to you! They turned out YUMMY and were a major hit! Have a great New Year! ~ Jackie Stillion”

Thank you to Jackie and for all the PersonalizationMall.com blog readers for sending in your mouth-watering recipes! We hope you enjoy making these Chocolate Gooey Cookies!

Happy Gifting!

 

It’s Here! The YOU Design It Ornament Contest!

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Ornament Contest Blog 2 Its Here! The YOU Design It Ornament Contest!Christmas is so close we can already hear the jingle bells! That’s why PersonalizationMall.com kicked off the Christmas Ornament Sale this week! The exclusive 2011 personalized ornament collection is on sale for up to 40% off this week only, which is why we here at A Personal Touch thought it would be a great time to launch the 2011 You Design It Ornament Contest!

That’s right! We’re asking all our fans to submit their OWN Christmas Ornament design and the winner, who will be selected by PersonalizationMall.com staff and based on originality and creativity, will have their design featured and sold on PersonalizationMall.com for hundreds of thousands of our Christmas shoppers to see!

Whether it’s a little kid’s crayon drawing of Santa that was scanned and sent in, an experienced artist who is looking to gain a wider audience for their work, or a graphic artist wizard who wants to see their masterpiece hanging from their tree – you’re all eligible to win!

 

To enter, send an email with your attached design image and the subject line “Ornament Contest”  to Social@pmall.com with the following information:

  • Your full name and age
  • The email address where you’d like to be contacted at if you are named the winner
  • A brief description of the design and what inspired you to create it

 

We’re giving you complete artistic freedom so you can come up with any concept your heart desires! The only thing to keep in mind is that the winning design will be featured on a circle porcelain ornament that measures 2 3/4″ in diameter.

What is the prize you ask? The winner will have their name proudly displayed next to their ornament design which will be featured and sold on PersonalizationMall.com for the world to see! The winner will also win 6 ornaments – 1 for themselves and 5 to give out to their family and friends. Just think – if your design is selected as the winner, you’ll be able to tell all your family, friends, coworkers, and anyone else you can think of to go to PersonalizationMall.com where they’ll see YOUR NAME next to YOUR DESIGN which they can actually buy themselves!

All submissions must be submitted by midnight on Monday, November 14th 2011, and the winner will be announced here on the A Personal Touch blog that week!

It’s time to put on your favorite Christmas music and turn on your favorite Holiday movie to get in the Christmas mood so you can begin coloring, painting, photo shopping, drawing or an your ornament design!

If you have any questions please post a comment here and we will get back to you with an answer as soon as possible.

We’re so excited to see what you come up with – good luck!

 

 

*Contest terms and conditions: By entering this Promotion, entrant agrees to release and hold harmless PersonalizationMall.com and any promotional partners, each of their related companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, and agents (collectively the “Released Parties”) from and against any losses, damages, rights, claim or cause of action of any kind arising, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, out of participation in the Promotion or resulting directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize awarded in connection with the Promotion, including without limitation personal injury, death, and/or property damage, as well as claims based on publicity rights, defamation, and/or invasion of privacy. You must be the sole owner of the copyright of any image submitted. Your submission of the design is your guarantee that you are the author and copyright holder of the design. By entering the contest, entrants agree to have their submitted design displayed and sold on the PersonalizationMall.com website, the PersonalizationMall.com Facebook Page, and PersonalizationMall.com Twitter account and used by PersonalizationMall.com for any purpose, at any time, without any fee or other form of compensation. PersonalizationMall.com reserves the right to make changes to the submitted design or its size before selling it as an ornament on PersonalizationMall.com.

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