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Ideas for Cute & Clever Christmas Card Photos – Part 2!

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cardidea4 Ideas for Cute & Clever Christmas Card Photos   Part 2!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!

cardidea9 Ideas for Cute & Clever Christmas Card Photos   Part 2!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!

cardidea6 224x300 Ideas for Cute & Clever Christmas Card Photos   Part 2!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 social@pmall.com. We can’t wait to hear what you think of these fun photos!

 

 

Check out Our Fan Photo Album for Great Personalization Ideas!

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frankensteintreatbagfanphoto 300x240 Check out Our Fan Photo Album for Great Personalization Ideas!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.

ticketstubs 300x224 Check out Our Fan Photo Album for Great Personalization Ideas!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 social@pmall.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 Can’t Get Enough Of the Owl Trend!

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babyowl 239x300 We Cant Get Enough Of the Owl Trend!Attention all new mommies and daddies: Owls are in!

That’s right – owls are the hottest new trend for all things babies and baby nurseries.

It’s pretty easy to see why they’ve become so popular … just take a look at this cute birth announcement photo we saw on Pinterest and try not to say “awww!”

Adorable, isn’t she? We don’t know if it’s the fun colors or those big, round eyes – everything about them is so cute that they just melt your heart! That’s why PMall has introduced a whole line of personalized gifts that feature an adorable owl design called “Owl About You.” We have all different types of gifts that feature this soft and sweet design and we think it’s the perfect way to decorate the new baby’s nursery!

We think you’ll love our Owl About You” 12″ x 12″ Personalized Canvas Print!

The walls are usually the best place to start when you’re decorating a room and after painting the wall a soft shade of pink, this exclusive owl art will look lovely hanging on the wall above the baby’s crib. owlcanvas 150x150 We Cant Get Enough Of the Owl Trend!Our talented artists created this exclusive design in watercolor artwork that we reproduce on a piece of canvas.

The design features an adorable owl sitting on a tree branch with a subtle background of pink with white polka dots and it can be personalized with any initial and your baby’s name. It adds a nice personal touch to the room that people will see the moment they walk in. It costs just $32.95 and comes ready to hang!

owldoorhanger 150x150 We Cant Get Enough Of the Owl Trend!Speaking of “hanging,” we added our exclusive owl design to one of the most important things every new mother and father needs to have in their home - the “Owl About You” Personalized Door Hanger! This little thing can be a life saver – just ask any parent. With this little sign, you can prevent your baby being woken from her peaceful nap. When you place the door hanger on your front door, the delivery man and your family and friends will know that they need to knock instead of using the doorbell because your little angel is taking a nap! The door hanger is crafted of durable plastic, measures 4″ x 9″, and features a convenient display hook. We customize the door hanger with any name and optional line of personalization that will appear just above the phrase “Whooo’s There” or “Sweet Dreams Little Owl” (you pick one of the two design options) – all for just $10.95!

owlpillow 150x150 We Cant Get Enough Of the Owl Trend!When your family and friends do come over to visit and see the baby, it’s a good idea to have the “Owl About You” Personalized Keepsake Pillow around. This precious pillow is a beautiful decoration all on its own but it can be used to prop up the arm of whoever is holding the baby, too! That way they can hold the baby for longer and their arm won’t start to tire! The pillow features the same exclusive owl design and can be personalized with the baby’s name and initial for $28.95. The keepsake pillow measures 14″ sq. and has a removable white poly/cotton cover and perfectly complements the other owl decorations in the room.

So what do you think about the Owl trend – are you a fan?

If so, be sure to check out all of our “Owl About You” Gifts - there are plenty more baby gifts and nursery decorations for you to add to your adorable nursery!

 

 

 

Wedding Gift Guide: How to say “Thank You” in Style!

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thankyouscrabble Wedding Gift Guide: How to say Thank You in Style!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).

justusphotonotecards 150x150 Wedding Gift Guide: How to say Thank You in Style!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.

thankyoubannernotecards 150x150 Wedding Gift Guide: How to say Thank You in Style!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.

mrandmrsstamp1 150x150 Wedding Gift Guide: How to say Thank You in Style!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 social@pmall.com.

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!

 

Have Fun with Back to School Photos!

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backtoschoolcheers1 Have Fun with Back to School Photos!We couldn’t stop laughing when we saw this hilarious back-to-school photo on Pinterest (at left)!

We love the idea of taking a “happy mom and dad” back-to-school photo – after all, it’s a big day for parents, too! If you like this photo, you should visit our Back to School Pinterest Board where you’ll find a couple of other cute parent photos, as well.

We hope this will inspire you to have some fun with your back-to-school photos this year because once you have the perfect photo of your kids in their first day of school outfits, you’ll need somewhere special to display them … and we have just the thing!

backtoschoolwoodframe 150x150 Have Fun with Back to School Photos!The 1st Day of School Personalized Picture Frame (at right) can be engraved with any line of text nestled in among the ruler design, while any two lines go below your child’s photo to commemorate the date, school name, grade, or whatever you choose!

This adorable wood frame is available to be personalized in vertical or horizontal format for just $24.95 (shop before Monday, August 19th and you can purchase the frame for only $18.70 while it’s still on sale!).

backtoschoolcolorframe 150x150 Have Fun with Back to School Photos!If you’d like to showcase your cute new back-to-school photo in a more colorful way, the “My First Day Of School” Personalized Full Color Frame (at left) is another great option! Even though the example says “my first day of kindergarten” that’s not all this frame can say!

You can personalize the colorful bus design with any line across the top, along with your child’s school name and the year which will be cleverly featured within the bus design. Finally, add your little one’s name to the bottom and you will have captured an adorable moment in time! This back-to-school frame can be personalized for $28.95 (or shop before Monday, Aug. 19th and personalize it for only $21.70 while it’s still on sale!).

For those of you who are looking for a frame for older children, head over and check out all of our Personalized Photo Frames where you’re sure to find the type of design that you’re looking for.

Before you send your kids off to school, be sure you also check out our Back to School Supplies – you’ll find personalized back-to-school gear for kids of all ages, including backpacks, lunch bags, pencils, folders, notebooks, pencil cases and so much more!

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