Amid all the blinking lights and batteries… the toys, the books, the clothes… is a package with a personal touch. It’s been a while since I’ve had anything engraved or monogrammed or embroidered. Personalized gifts used to be a favorite of mine. I have fond memories of creating that special, one of a kind, gift. It makes me smile just thinking about it now.
I once had a boyfriend who adored his truck. He even named it! Erica was “her” name. I went to great lengths to have a key chain personalized for him. I was at Things Remembered in the mall and I saw this key chain shaped like a steering wheel. Not just any steering wheel… but one much like the custom one on his old truck. I picked up the key chain and had it engraved “Erica”. He was completely blown away by the thoughtfulness of this gift, that I felt like I’d never be able to top it!
Like I said at the start of this post… it’s been a while since I’ve purchased a personalized gift. That is until this month…
The girls are starting to go on sleep overs. They’re at that age! I can’t believe it! And when it’s time to pack their stuff… I’m digging through my closet trying to find an appropriate bag. I have tons of them from all of the conferences and trade shows I attend… but I certainly don’t want to send them off with a bag stamped with Eden’s Fantasies or Poise Pads! Haha!
I already had been given the opportunity through a PR campaign to make a purchase from Personal Creations and share my experience. I just hadn’t decided what sort of gift I’d be purchasing. I didn’t have any weddings to attend or anniversaries of note upcoming. But browsing through the beautiful and thoughtful gift ideas… I came across embroidered canvas bags. Large canvas bags! With choice of accent colors. And… they were only $19.00 a piece! I was able to get one personalized for both girls AND one for me :) I’ve already been using mine to go to the gym. Their bags are happily wrapped amongst the many packages that I opened this post up with. I can’t wait for them to open them. This gift will be the first item they own that’s truly theirs. With their names embroidered right on them.