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Pack a Fun School Lunch with these Great Tips!

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nokidhungry Pack a Fun School Lunch with these Great Tips!It’s Back to School season and PersonalizationMall.com is having a huge sale on all of our personalized back to school gear!

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.

butterflybag 150x150 Pack a Fun School Lunch with these Great Tips!butterflysandwich 150x150 Pack a Fun School Lunch with these Great Tips!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!

dinolunchbox 150x150 Pack a Fun School Lunch with these Great Tips!dinosandwich 150x150 Pack a Fun School Lunch with these Great Tips!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!

owl lunchbox 150x150 Pack a Fun School Lunch with these Great Tips!owlsandwich1 150x150 Pack a Fun School Lunch with these Great Tips!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!

ladybuglunchbox 150x150 Pack a Fun School Lunch with these Great Tips!ladybugsandwich 150x150 Pack a Fun School Lunch with these Great Tips!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 social@pmall.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!

Keep the Kids Cool with a “Drive-In” Movie at Home!

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drive in theater1 Keep the Kids Cool with a Drive In Movie at Home!Now that August is here, the summer heat is starting to take its toll and your kids may be looking for ways to take a break from the sun.

Luckily we just saw this photo (at left) on Pinterest and have great way for you and your family to beat the heat – by having your own “Drive-In Movie” inside your home!

The “Not Just a Housewife” blog came up with the awesome idea to turn cardboard boxes into cars and place them in front of the TV so the kids feel like they’re actually at a drive-in movie theater! It’s a great way to get the kids’ “creative juices” flowing all while escaping the summer sun and spending quality family time together!

As you can see from the blog post (click the “Not Just a Housewife” link above to be directed to the full blog post), all you have to do is take a cardboard box and have the kids decorate it to look like any type of car they’d like! The blog post suggests covering the boxes with colored or patterned duct tape so that the cardboard becomes more durable and lasts for more than one movie, but if you don’t have any colored duct tape on hand, feel free to just let the kids use crayons or markers to decorate the boxes with their own artwork. Don’t forget to attach paper plates for the car’s wheels for an extra cool effect!

Once everyone has created their own cars, place them in a straight line on the ground in front of the TV and decide what movie everyone would like to watch.

Now that you have the movie picked out there’s only one thing left to do – gather up some movie snacks!

blogpopcornbowl1 Keep the Kids Cool with a Drive In Movie at Home!Movie snacks wouldn’t be complete without popcorn, and with the Old-Fashioned Red Popcorn Bowl Set everyone can have their own bowl to hold onto in each of their “cars.” You can personalize the large bowl with your family name or any message you’d like for just $39.95 and the small bowls can be purchased individually for only $9.95 each. We love the old-fashioned look to the bowl and our Old Fashioned Four Seasoning Popcorn Party Set that you can also purchase for just $12.95. The personalized bowls are high quality so you can feel free to use them for more than popcorn on family movie nights. They can be used for all of your dining and entertaining needs, including using them as salad bowls when you’re hosting a dinner party or to serve other types of snacks when you have company.

cashbox Keep the Kids Cool with a Drive In Movie at Home!If your kids are a little older, you can also create a learning experience for them by creating a little concession stand in your kitchen.

Have them work on their handwriting and spelling by creating a poster board that shows a menu with the different types of snacks and the cost of each item. Use the My Private Stash Personalized Cash Box as the cash register and have your kids take turns being the concession stand worker.

Whoever plays the concession stand worker takes their siblings’ popcorn, candy and drink orders and using play money, will use the math skills they learned during the school year to figure out how much change they need to give back to each of their customers! You can choose a pink or blue cash box and have it personalized with any 2 lines across the top and your kids can use it for all sorts of future make-believe games or to hold their allowance. The cash boxes usually cost $24.95 but if you act fast, you can personalize them now while they’re on sale for just $18.70!

blogblankets Keep the Kids Cool with a Drive In Movie at Home!Once everyone has their snacks and the concession stand is “closed,” have everyone climb into their cars and tuck each of them in with a Personalized Sweatshirt Blanket so they can be comfy and cozy in their little “cars.” Since they’re in individual cars they probably won’t be able to share a blanket, but with our wide selection of Personalized Blankets you’ll have no problem finding the perfect design for boys and girls of all ages, no matter what their favorite hobbies or interests are. The kids will stay warm and comfortable in their cardboard boxes and the blankets can help prevent any sticky candy from falling onto your carpet (after all it’s a lot easier to throw a blanket in the wash, than it is to try and get a sugary stain out of your family room carpet)! The blankets will be great for the drive-in movie night, but your kids will also be able to use them for years to come, especially when they go on sleepovers, road trips or just when they’re sitting on the couch watching TV or doing their homework.

When everyone is ready, dim the lights and start the movie!

The homemade drive-in movie theater is a win-win for everyone. The kids are happy that they get to cool off and watch a movie and the parents are happy that the kids are using their creativity, math skills (without even realizing it) and spending quality time together. It’s not only a great way to beat the heat, it’s also a great way to make an unforgettable memory that your family will cherish forever!

If you have any ideas on ways to beat the heat this summer, feel free to share them in the comments below and make sure to visit PMall.com’s Back-to-School Store so you can get an early start to tackling those school supply lists!

Wedding Gift Guide: Gifts for Parents of the Bride & Groom!

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wedding parents for blog 277x300 Wedding Gift Guide: Gifts for Parents of the Bride & Groom!With all of the craziness surrounding wedding planning it’s easy to forget the people who have been there for you since Day 1 – your parents!

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!

weddingframeforparents Wedding Gift Guide: Gifts for Parents of the Bride & Groom!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.

handkerchief Wedding Gift Guide: Gifts for Parents of the Bride & Groom!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!

collarstays Wedding Gift Guide: Gifts for Parents of the Bride & Groom!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!

 

Make it a “Daddy & Me” Father’s Day!

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fathersdayfunny1 Make it a Daddy & Me Fathers Day!Father’s Day is June 16th and thanks to this adorable photo (at let) that we saw on Pinterest, we were inspired to put together some Father’s Day gifts that both Dad and his kids will enjoy!

Dads who are as cool as the guy in this photo deserve amazing Father’s Day gifts so they know just how much they mean to you or your kids.

While PMall’s Father’s Day Gifts Store is full of great gift ideas for Dads with all sorts of hobbies, the photo of the Dad who was brave enough to shop in a cape with his son inspired us to put together a couple of “Daddy & Me” themed Father’s Day gifts that we think you’ll love.

dadgirlsclothes 300x300 Make it a Daddy & Me Fathers Day!The cute Daddy & Daddy’s Girl Personalized Apparel is one of PMall’s most popular Father’s Day gifts this year and it’s easy to see why – the matching shirts are adorable! Dads always have a soft spot in their hearts for their little girls and now they can show that with these cute matching t-shirts!

This cute design is available in an infant bodysuit,  and youth and little girls sizes, as well as adult sizes for Dad so no matter how old is little girl is, he can match her! Just think of all the great photo opportunities these matching outfits come with, and they’re also great because the next time they have a daddy/daughter tea party they can dress for the occasion together!

big guy little guy photo 150x150 Make it a Daddy & Me Fathers Day!But little girls aren’t the only ones who get to dress like Dad this Father’s Day, the Big Guy & Little Guy Personalized Clothing was designed for father and sons to join in on the fun, too!

The Big Guy & Little Guy design can be personalized on infant, youth and adult-sized t-shirts, sweatshirts and even hats! Whether “Big Guy” is Dad or Grandpa, you can outfit your inseparable pair in the adorable, personalized and matching shirts with their very own last name!

slugger 150x150 Make it a Daddy & Me Fathers Day!If Dad and his son or daughters are baseball fans, then they’re sure to love the Big and Lil’ Slugger Personalized Apparel! The Slugger design can be personalized on baseball-style t-shirts or on regular t-shirts or sweatshirts that come in all different colors for you to choose from. Just add their first or last name to the bottom of the design and you have another great Father’s Day gift and photo opportunity!

You can find all of these cute “Daddy & Me” personalized apparel designs and more in the Apparel & More Department of our Father’s Day Gifts Store. We have all types of apparel that he’ll love, including personalized t-shirt designs that include his favorite hobby and personalized neck ties that can feature his kids’ names or photos!

Hurry over to PMall.com’s Father’s Day Gifts Store this week to take advantage of our final Father’s Day Sale! Now through Sunday, June 9th you can save up to 25% off personalized gifts for him! We hope you enjoy exploring our unique personalized Father’s Day gifts as much as we do! Enjoy your Father’s Day!

 

 

 

 

 

Birth Announcements With A Personal Touch

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birthannouncment1 300x243 Birth Announcements With A Personal TouchNow that the new baby is here it’s time to share an adorable photo of him or her with all your family and friends! When it comes time to picking out a photo to use, it may be hard since you think every photo of your new little one is perfect icon smile Birth Announcements With A Personal Touch ! We suggest adding a personal touch to your photos, like the hilarious photo we saw on Pinterest (at left), that features a baby in a box of packing peanuts with a book titled “Owner’s Manual, Model: Newborn Baby.” Or you can always go the adorably cute route and sneak a photo of your precious little one taking a nap like a lot of the other photos we’ve pinned.

polkadot1 150x150 Birth Announcements With A Personal TouchHave fun with your new baby photos and once you’ve picked our your favorite image, head over to PMall.com’s Baby Gifts Store and check out the Birth Announcements Department where you’ll find a bunch of cute designs that you can personalize with all of your own information. The Polka Dot Love Photo Baby Announcement is one of our most popular designs and can be personalized in blue, green pink or yellow. This design (at left) features any 3 baby photos and the option to add all of your little one’s birth information including his or her’s name, birth date, birth time, height and weight! The pastel colors and cute polka dot theme for these announcements are beautiful and serve as the perfect background to your new baby’s photos.

polkadot2 150x150 Birth Announcements With A Personal TouchThe Polka Dot Baby Announcement design is also wonderful because it matches the Pretty Polka Dot Personalized Candy Bar Wrappers! This and other candy bar wrappers can be found in the Baby Favors & Party Accessories Department. Instead of passing out those old pink or blue gum cigars, add a personal touch to sharing the good news with all of your family and friends by personalizing these candy bar wrappers with all the birth details. If you have other children, the candy bar wrappers are a great way to help your kids celebrate their new sibling. They’ll be so excited to bring them into their class and school and hand them out to all of their teachers and friends!

So start working on your birth announcement photos and then head over to PMall.com’s Baby Gifts Store where you’ll find everything you need to celebrate your new little boy or girl!

 

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