Monday, December 16, 2013

Creating Memories with Personalized Creations Stockings and Ornaments {Review & Coupon!}
This is a sponsored post with Provide Commerce and the Social Media Chicks. All opinions are my own.

With most of my ideas for family traditions, they either don't make it to the execution stage... or they don't last more than a year (which essentially is the exact opposite of the definition of tradition).

So, while there are times that I might longingly look back at the discarded scrapbooks, craft projects or photos that abruptly end, that just makes me even happier to see the one ritual that we do have reappear every year at Christmastime.

That's right. The one tradition that has managed to hold strong is the one that makes me even more eager to put up our tree and its trimmings. Because, along with the usual collection of ornaments (purchased, gifted, handmade, etc), I love to unwrap and find the perfect place for each of these:

photo ornaments

Each one receives its own Awwwww and, while they tug at my heartstrings to see how quickly my girls have grown over the years, they also add a personalized, unique touch to the tree itself.

I have no idea how long this tradition will continue, but my goal is for it to continue for as long as possible. Will I have a tree totally covered in little silver frames 30 years from now? I sure hope so.

So while I adore my yearly photo ornaments, I also love being able to complement them perfectly with personalized accessories. Sure, traditional balls and icicles are nice, but they never seem to have the same meaning. What sort of connection can my kids feel to an ornament that looks just like one they would see hanging on their friends' trees?

That thought is never one that I have to have again thanks to the recent arrival of our new stockings and ornaments from Personal Creations.

Sock Monkey Stockings

Are these not the cutest Sock Monkey Stockings around? I wanted something that went with our slightly out-of-the-ordinary Christmas theme, and this retro design fit the bill perfectly.

Not only do I love that our names are all neatly embroidered on the cuffs, but the kids absolutely adore that each stocking has a small pocket on the front and that our sock monkeys are removable for playtime — they each even have their own attached loop so that they could hang from the tree!

I look forward to many more years of seeing our monkey Santa, Mrs. Claus and two red scarf-adorned pals add cheer and fun to the holidays!

sock monkey christmas stockings

As for ornaments, I'm particular about which ones are able to hang on the tree with my silver frames, so they have to have that little something extra special about them to make the cut.

While I've seen custom ornaments in the past, Personal Creations takes that even further by allowing customers to personalize the hair color, skin color and more. The result is that the interests of my girls can be immortalized forever, whether that be all things sparkly princess...

princess ornaments

...or all things arts & crafts and dancing!

personalized christmas ornaments

How do you incorporate a little personal Christmas magic into your home? Personalized Creations has so many options that you're sure to find just the right stockings, ornaments and decor that will turn into memories to last a lifetime.

Ready to personalize your own Christmas creations? Personal Creations is offering my readers 20% off of all of your purchases through the end of December. Click here to start shopping and the 20% savings will be applied in your shopping cart!


Pixystik4U said...

personal creations has some great products. thanks for the coupon!

Ari T said...

I like the idea of creating home-made ornaments and keeping decorations simple, but I think this review of Personal Creations may have changed my mind about personalized holiday items! The sock monkey stockings are adorable! They look well made and really add a lot of charm to the room! I also appreciate that the ornaments can be customized to suit preferences and interests of the person, like princess or arts as you've shown!

M Clark said...

I love these personalized creations. My favorite is of course the picture frame ornaments.

slehan said...

My friend has her tree covered with picture ornaments of her son and daughter and now all of the grandkids. Very nice.

slehan at juno dot com

Nichol said...

I buy new ornaments for my entire family from Personal Creations, every year. I love those stockings, how cute!

Anne said...

I just spent way too much time browsing Personal Creations website. Thanks for the discount code--looks like I'm going to need it!

Janet W. said...

Oh my goodness, those sock monkey stockings are adorable!! My grandsons would be so excited to have that design!

Angie Church said...

love the monkey stockings one for each family member