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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!
Here is Hidemi’s winning recipe for Brown Butter Sweet Potato Crumble:
For the topping:
- 1/4 cup All-purpose flour
- 2 cups Granola
- 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
- 1/4 cup Raisins
- 1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons Butter
For Brown Butter Sweet Potato:
- 2-3 Sweet Potatoes (about 1 pound)
- 3 tablespoons Butter
- 2 tablespoons Honey
Directions: Peel and cut the sweet potatoes in half length-wise then slice them 1/4 inch thick. Put the sweet potatoes on a microwave-safe plate, cover in plastic wrap and microwave on high for 3-4 minutes or until tender. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat until foaming subsides. Turn off the heat and let stand until browned. Then stir in honey and sweet potatoes. Toss to coat well. Transfer the sweet potatoes into an 8×8 baking dish. Start making the topping in a medium bowl by mixing together flour, granola, cinnamon and brown sugar. Add the butter and work it in with your fingertips until well blended and crumbly. Fold in raisins. Sprinkle the topping over the sweet potatoes. Bake in a preheated oven at 350 degrees F for 25-28 minutes.
Doesn’t that sound absolutely delicious!? Thank you again to Hidemi for sharing this tasty recipe with us!
For submitting the winning recipe, Hidemi has won a $50 PMall Gift Card that she can use on any personalized gifts that she’d like!
Thank you to all of our fans who submitted their favorite side dish recipes! Keep checking back here for the latest news and contests from PersonalizationMall.com!
Last year we shared some Cute & Clever Christmas Card Photos with you in a blog post to help inspire your family’s Christmas card photo.
Since PMall.com’s Personalized Christmas Card Sale is going on now and because we received such a great, positive response from our readers after last year’s post, we thought this would be a great time to share some more Christmas card photo inspiration with all our fans!
Some of our favorite photo ideas have a funny theme behind them, such as this cute photo of the kids goofing around (photo at left).
We love the idea of playing up the fact that the holiday season can turn into a crazy and busy time for everyone.
Your family and friends will be able to relate and will love your sense of humor.
Your family’s Christmas cards will be sure to get a smile and/or a laugh out of everyone!
It’s the fun photos like the kids with duct tape above and the photo of the acrobatic family at right (all of which we found on Pinterest), that really help to spread Christmas cheer.
They’re eye-catching and are sure to stand out from the dozens of stock holiday cards that your family and friends will be receiving from other people this year.
Have fun and get creative with photos – and don’t be afraid to include the whole family – it doesn’t have to just be the kids!
If you’d rather go for a cute Christmas photo instead of a funny one, don’t worry – we have some ideas for you, too!
The photo (below at left) of the siblings blowing snow together is adorable and makes a beautiful Christmas card photo!
It’s a cute, cheap and easy photo to coordinate and execute and the kids will have fun taking the photos, as well. You could try using real snow once it arrives, but we have a feeling that the photo would turn out much better if you use a fake, glittery snow substitute that you could find at any store that sells Christmas decorations. It may require a little clean up afterward but it will totally be worth it!
Once you’ve taken the photos and picked out your favorites, head over to PMall.com’s Personalized Christmas Card Store and check out all the great designs available in our Photo Cards and/or Photo Postcard Departments. With our wide selection of design themes you’ll be able to find the perfect card design to match your family photo. You’ll be able to upload your photo(s) and customize your card to your liking in just a few quick and easy steps.
Once you think you’ve finished your family’s Christmas card you can actually preview it before you purchase! That’s right, you’ll actually get to see how it will look before you order it so you can still go back and make any changes you’d like before placing the order!
Once you’ve finished personalizing your Christmas Cards, personalize a set of Personalized Return Address Labels that match your card design or check out our Personalized Self-Inking Return Address Stampers. They’ll save you plenty of time and money when you’re addressing your cards!
If you like the photo examples we found and included in this post, be sure to check out our Christmas Card Ideas Board on our Pinterest Profile, where we’ve been non-stop pinning every cute and clever photo idea we see!
If you have a clever Family Christmas Photo idea that you’d like to share with us and our fans, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to hear what you think of these fun photos!
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!
Before we get started on ideas for enjoying those beautiful fall colors around your home, we thought we’d share an awesome fall recipe that we saw on Pinterest. Everyone knows that the two big flavors of the fall season are apples and pumpkins … that’s why we suggest drinking a nice warm apple cider while you enjoy this Peekaboo Pumpkin Pound Cake (at left) that looks almost too pretty to eat (Click the link to be directed to SheKnows.com for the full recipe)!
The combination of pumpkin bread and pound cake would be delicious enough, but this recipe also includes a brown butter pecan icing that’s out of this world! One slice of this tasty treat is sure to give you a boost of energy to help you stay warm during the crisp fall air.
Though it may be hard to admit after seeing this recipe, there is more to fall than just pumpkin flavoring. For us, it’s all about the warm, rich colors that the fall season brings! Our favorite thing to do during this time of year is to see all of the leaves change into deep shades of red and orange and fall off the trees. We love the colors of fall so much, we’ve come up with some great Fall Decorations that will help you enjoy those beautiful colors around your home, too!
The Autumn Hues Monogram Personalized Garden Flag, one of our customers’ favorite fall gifts, has a design filled with leaves, acorns, pine and berries featured in vibrant colors. This enchanting piece artfully displays any single initial, along with any name or address you choose, to warmly welcome others to hearth and home! The design is printed on a removable flag so you can replace it with other designs throughout the year, as desired. You can personalize the flag alone to be interchanged for just $19.95 (Shop during our Fall Favorites sale now through Sunday to personalize the flag for just $14.95), or add our optional garden flag stand, which is sold separately, for $11.95. After you’ve acquired the flag stand, you can have fun personalizing other flag designs to interchange for all of the holidays, seasons or for upcoming special occasions like birthdays, graduations or other milestones! Browse through all of our designs in our Personalized Garden Flag Store. For those of you who love the Autumn Hues design as much as we do, be sure to check out our personalized doormat and yard stake that also feature the design.
If you love the fall leaves, but don’t want them tracked into your house from your family and friends’ dirty shoes, the Happy Autumn Personalized Doormat is perfect for you! The doormat features an elegant design of leaves in rich brown and orange colors and serves as an elegant accent piece to create an inviting welcome for friends and family this fall season, indoors or outdoors. We’ll custom personalize your doormat with any title and any family name or first names that you choose – all for just $22.95 (Act fast and you can personalize this doormat for only $17.20 during our Fall Favorites Sale now through Sunday)! It will look lovely on your front porch or if you’d like to enjoy the warm fall colors inside your home, place the doormat by the fireplace. It will add a personal touch to the room and provide a safe place to store the fire wood. You’ll be able to enjoy the personalized doormat while you pick up a good book, snuggle up on the couch and get warm and cozy next to the fire!
Another great way to welcome friends and family to your home this fall is to personalize the Autumn Greetings Personalized Yard Stake and Magnet for you home. Our exclusive design features a border of falling leaves in rich, warm tones with a delicate leaf background. It’s sure to provide a distinctive finish to your home while attractively displaying your home address or family name. Personalize the magnet with the yard stake for $32.95 or the magnet alone for $15.95 (now only $24.70 and $11.95, respectively when you shop before our Fall Favorites Sale ends Sunday). Once you have the yard stake, you can interchange the magnet with a new design whenever you’d like. Check out all of the different designs we offer in our Personalized Yard Stake Store.
Are you a big fan of fall like us? We’d love to hear your fall recipes or fun fall crafts that you do with your family! Leave a comment below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and your tip could be published here for all of our fans to see!
Happy fall to all!