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Happy National Puzzle Day!


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! 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!

Valentine’s Day Treats From the Heart


What would Valentine’s Day be without some treats from the heart!?

heartcupcake1 Valentines Day Treats From the HeartThere are all different types of chocolates, cakes and candies that are decorated with red and pink hearts this time of year … but have you ever seen a treat with a heart inside it!?

We hadn’t either until we saw this unique recipe from the “Made With Love, By Me” Blog, which teaches you how to bake a heart inside a cupcake!

As you can see by the picture, the inside of the cupcakes feature a bright hidden heart as soon as you cut into them. The recipe, which you can get by clicking the above link, is really easy and doesn’t require anything out of the ordinary with the exception of a heart-shaped cookie cutter.

Once you’ve cut open the cupcakes and revealed the surprise, these are the coolest treats we’ve ever seen! However, we here at A Personal Touch always believe a gift or treat is only as good as its presentation and we’re excited to say that we’ve found the perfect way to decorate these hidden Valentine’s Day treats! has two different Valentine’s Day Cupcake Wrapper designs we know you’ll love!

bemysweetcupcakeliner 300x300 Valentines Day Treats From the HeartThe first of our cute Valentine’s Day wrappers are the Be My Sweet© Personalized Cupcake Wrappers, which are printed in a sweet pink and red design and finished with delightful, scalloped edging and feature any 3-line message you create. Your special lines of personalization will be displayed right under the word rainbow that says, “You’re Sweet As Can Be.”

Once your cupcakes have cooled from the oven, you’ll slide the ends of the personalized wrapper together easily with the tab and then place the cupcakes inside for decorating that is just as easy as it is beautiful! The festive wrappers come in sets of 24 and are sold for just $19.95 per set. Bring a batch into work and impress your coworkers with your baking and one-of-a-kind presentation skills!

candyheartscupcakewrappers 300x300 Valentines Day Treats From the HeartIf you’re looking for a more colorful Valentine’s Day presentation, the Candy Hearts© Personalized Cupcake Wrappers are right up your alley! This cute design, which features any 1-line of personalization under a “Happy Valentine’s Day” message, comes in 6 different colors! This colorful theme is also sold in a set of 24 wrappers for just $19.95.

The additional color options make these wrappers perfect for decorating cupcakes to bring in to your child’s classroom party.

Personalize the wrappers with their teacher’s name, such as “Miss Johnson’s 5th Grade Valentine’s Day Party” and watch as your son or daughter’s classmates smile and gasp when they find the hidden heart inside your tasty Valentine’s Day treats! When you bring them into the class party you’ll earn some “Cool Mom” bonus points and create a fun and memorable moment that they will remember forever!

Head over to now to get started with personalizing your own set of cupcake wrappers and while you’re there, check out all our personalized Valentine’s Day Gifts!

Happy Gifting!

Forget the Apple! Check out these Great Teacher Gift Ideas!


teacherstickers 300x209 Forget the Apple! Check out these Great Teacher Gift Ideas!Teachers have one of the hardest jobs out there and it’s important to remember them during the holiday season.

That’s why teachers are the next group of people from A Personal Touch’s Forget-Me-Not List that we are going to offer gift ideas for! has a wide selection of Teacher Gifts, however today we’ll just be highlighting a few gift ideas we think you’ll enjoy most.

If you’re looking for just a little something for your child’s teacher, in the $10 and under price range, we suggest you take a look at our unique Star Student© Personalized Teacher Stickers which sell in 1 set of 64 stickers for just $9.95! Your child’s teacher’s name will be printed within each of our 6 exclusive designs indicating who the sticker is from. The teacher you personalize them for will be thrilled you thought of them and will be happy with all the time and hand cramps you’ll save them from the next time they’re grading papers!

applescrollmug 150x150 Forget the Apple! Check out these Great Teacher Gift Ideas!However, if the students in your family are a little too old to be receiving stickers on their papers and you are still looking to stay within a $10-$15 budget, take a look at the Apple Scroll© Personalized Teacher Mug, which you can personalize for just $12.95, or any of our teacher-themed coffee mugs! The teacher’s name will be featured inside our apple design filled with repeating teacher words, such as “inspire, learn and care” and on the back, choose from 3 inspiring teacher verses or write your own very special message to add that personal touch! Your child’s teacher will think of them every time they take a sip of their morning coffee!

candyjar 150x150 Forget the Apple! Check out these Great Teacher Gift Ideas!If your child’s teacher isn’t a coffee drinker and if you have a little more room in your budget, the Inspiring Teacher© Candy Jar with LifeSavers® is a great gift idea for any teacher who has a sweet tooth! Our heartwarming candy jar can be personalized for just $24.95 and features the verse, “Teachers inspire dreams, shape lives and give us hope for the future…” engraved in the shape of an apple with any name engraved in the center. But that’s not all! We also fill the jar with the irresistible 13 flavors of LifeSavers that are each individually wrapped! He or she will be able to keep it out on their desk for themselves or they can give out the candies as a reward for answering questions correctly in class or getting good grades on tests!

teachernotepad 150x150 Forget the Apple! Check out these Great Teacher Gift Ideas!At we have endless beautiful, personalized gift options like the Set of 3 Touches A Life© Personalized Notepads, which would be perfect for all the teachers on your Christmas Shopping List! So make sure you explore all of the options has to offer and don’t forget to keep checking back here for more gift ideas!

Happy Gifting!


The “A Personalized Christmas” Contest is Underway!


ChristmasBlog1 The A Personalized Christmas Contest is Underway!December is officially upon us … let the Christmas shopping begin!

Like the song says, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” and there’s nothing more wonderful than seeing the look on your loved one’s face when they open a touching personalized gift that you’ve made special just for them!

Here at and A Personal Touch, we can’t get enough of all the wonderful stories our customers tell us about how big of an impact our personalized gifts had on their loved one. And with our wide selection of products, you can find a special gift to personalize for everyone on your Christmas list no matter what their loves and hobbies are!

And since we’re getting into the Christmas spirit, we’d like you to tell us, “Which gift would be the best Christmas gift for your loved one and why?” in our A Personalized Christmas Gift Contest!

All you have to do is send an email with the subject line “A Personalized Christmas” to before midnight December 15th with the following information:

- Your answer to the question: Which gift would be the best Christmas gift for your loved one and why?”

- Be sure to include the product item# so we know which gift you’re writing about.

- Include the name and relation of the loved one you are writing about.

- Your full name and email address for where you’d like to be contacted if you are the winner.

After we’ve gone through and read all your entries, the A Personal Touch staff will choose the most touching submission and name them the winner!

The winner of the A Personalized Christmas Gift Contest will win the gift that they wrote about in their entry! The winner will be posted here, on the A Personal Touch blog on December 16th and will be contacted by email soon after so that the prize can be shipped before Christmas.

We can’t wait to hear all your creative and touching ideas! Head over to now to start searching for the gift you want to write about!

Good luck!

How to Make a Special Halloween Lunch for Your Kids!


freakyfrankie 300x295 How to Make a Special Halloween Lunch for Your Kids!Halloween lands on a Monday this year which means your kids will be stuck in the classroom all day anxiously waiting for the bell to ring so they can head out and start their trick or treating. Just imagine how thrilled they’d be if you were to send them to school with a Halloween themed lunch to help get them through the day!

To start their day off right, surprise them by handing them a Freaky Frankie© Embroidered Trick or Treat Bag or one of’s other popular treat bag designs with their lunch inside! They’ll love that you switched up the usual boring brown bags and sent them to school with a lunch bag they can actually use! They’ll be able to fill Frankie with the goodies they get from their Halloween party at school and then they can bring him home to use when they go trick-or-treating that night!

mummy juice box 300x246 How to Make a Special Halloween Lunch for Your Kids!Now that you’ve wowed them with the actual lunch bag, it’s time to find ways to bring some Halloween fun to what’s inside! Put together their favorite sandwich and put it to the side for now, we’re going to use the side items to carry the Halloween theme for this masterpiece from mom!

The first thing you grab should be their juice box, after all it should be in the bottom so it doesn’t smash the sandwich! And thanks to’s post about “scary sippers,” we have a way for you to transform their juice box into a mummy in 2 easy steps! Just pick up some white electrical tape from your local hardware store and wrap it around the juice box, remembering to leave a space open so your son or daughter can still bunch a hole with a straw. Then add a pair of googly-eyed stickers to the front and there you go! A mummy juice box!

halloweenoranges 261x300 How to Make a Special Halloween Lunch for Your Kids!We couldn’t plan a Halloween lunch without finding a way to incorporate a pumpkin which is why we were thrilled when we came across the Under Construction Blog that suggested coloring oranges or clementines with black marker to make the perfect freaky fruit! Your kids will love the jack-o-lantern in their lunch and you’ll be happy knowing your were able to get some healthy fruit into their lunch on the day known for it’s supply of sweets!

You can add your own personal touch to the fruit by creating a goofy face, scary face or even adding a note or a simple “Love, Mom” on the back! It’s an easy tip that any mom can do, even if you aren’t that crafty!

coloringbookbig 300x291 How to Make a Special Halloween Lunch for Your Kids!Speaking of crafty, we have the coolest surprise for you to add to your son or daughter’s surprise Halloween lunch on October 31st … it’s the Happy Halloween© Personalized Coloring Activity Book & Crayon Set!

Personalize the coloring book by going to the item page here and selecting one of four characters that most resembles your child, then type in their name and click the button that says “click to view your personalized item.” There you can see how your child’s name will be personalized on the cover and throughout the 24-page activity book!

The book includes an answer key for the games and puzzles and comes with a set of 24 Crayola® Crayons. Your kid will have a ball coloring and playing the games and activities with their friends during lunch or on the bus ride home, too!

spidersuckers 150x150 How to Make a Special Halloween Lunch for Your Kids!Finally, no lunch is complete without dessert! The spider suckers we saw on were so creepy we had to include them! All you have to do is take a couple of black pipe cleaners, which you can get at any craft store, and twist them around the stick of a lollipop. Bend the pipe cleaners down at the end so it looks like they’re actually walking on furry spider legs. Can you imagine the look on their faces when they see these spooky suckers crawling out of their lunch bag? They’re sure to be a hit with your kids and their friends!

We hope these tips help bring some fun to your kids’ Halloween lunch this year. Even if your child is having a classroom party, you could make any one of these items for the whole class! You’ll be the talk of the cafeteria! We’d love to hear what you think of our tips, or if you have any tips of your own that you would like to share please do so by commenting below or by sending an email to us at We’d love to see pictures of how your lunches turned out, too!

Happy Halloween!




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