Tuesday, August 26, 2008

How our Matching Christmas Pajamas tradition got started and why my kids love them!

I purchase my 2 children matching Christmas Pajamas every year and have since they were born. I would love to share with you how this simple holiday idea has become so special to me and to all of us.

It started when my son was born and we dressed him from head to toe in an adorable santa baby Christmas onesie. I have kept that outfit in his baby book and everytime I get it out and look at it, I remember how thrilled we were to have him on his very first Christmas. He is 9 years old now and I love to show the outfit to him and see how amazed he is that he used to be that small! We took a thousand pictures of him that Christmas and I treasure them all, remembering the happiness and joy that he brought us at the holidays and all year long.

Every year since then I have bought both my children matching holiday pjs. They look forward to this tradition every year, especially because this is one gift they get to open early! They receive their Christmas jammies early December so they can wear them all season long. They literally want to wear them every night, but especially on nights we watch Rudolph or go caroling and of course on Christmas Eve. They are convinced Santa brings them more gifts because he sees them in their christmas pjs on Christmas eve. I take pictures of the kids every year opening Christmas presents and under the tree in their pjs. These photos are truly treasured by all of us and looking over them as the kids have grown over the years gives us all a warm feeling inside. The holidays are a happy time, a family time. We think of these treasured happy memories when we pull out the photos or their old christmas pjs (yes, I have kept them all - I could not bear to part with something so special and that contained such loving memories!)

In late 2006 I started Footsteps Clothing because I wanted promote family togetherness through something I loved, fun family clothing. So, of course Christmas Pajamas for the kids was one of my favorite designs. But this time I could go one step further and create Christmas Pajamas for the whole family - myself, Dad, grandma, grandfather, aunts, uncles, cousins and everyone! I am thrilled and honored to share this story with our Footsteps Family, hoping that you enjoy your family at the holidays and all year long as I enjoy mine!

This photo is actually me and my children, Jarod and Brooke in our Lucky Family Pajamas (the 2008 Christmas Pajamas selection for us) - each of us feels so lucky to have one another.



Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Why MATCHING FAMILY PAJAMAS make the perfect family holiday gift!

There is one family holiday gift idea that is absolutely perfect for the whole family - MATCHING FAMILY PAJAMAS. Why?

1. There will be no in-family fighting over who got the better gift

2. The entire family will LOVE to lounge around Christmas Eve, Christmas morning and the whole holiday season in their cute holiday pajamas and they will always remember who was so thoughtful to buy for them!

3. Holiday pajamas are perfect for trimming the Christmas tree together

4. Family christmas pajamas is a UNIQUE holiday tradition for fun families to spend time together at the holidays

5. Holiday pajamas make easy gift gifting giving for you! You can find a large selection of matching family holiday and Christmas pajamas at http://www.footstepsclothing.com/

Happy Holidays!

Monday, August 4, 2008

5 Holiday Shopping Tips Guaranteed to find Unique Christmas Gifts for your Family Easier and Quicker!

Shopping for holiday gifts for your family doesn’t have to be a strain on your budget, time or sanity. You can find unique and thoughtful gifts for every member of your family on your Christmas list that will astound them on Christmas morning – and it you don’t have to spend hours trekking through store after store, braving the winter winds and parking lot chaos. You can find great Holiday and Christmas gifts for your whole family with ease and comfort by following these 5 tried and true family gift-giving tips:

· Buy the same thing for everyone – While this may seem to be the easy way out, its actually very thoughtful. If your family enjoys the beach, purchase everyone a beach bag in different colors and monogram it for each person. If your family enjoys Christmas caroling or just loves Christmas morning, try buying matching family pajamas for the whole family. A gift that is the same but is customized for the individual family shows that you understand what makes that family the happiest!
· Buy ‘theme’ gifts - Pick an item or a theme and mix and match your gift selections. For example, if your family enjoys entertaining, buy each member something they can use for a party such as a punch bowl, serving platters or candy dishes. Another great gift suggestion is matching family clothing. Choose one designer or one type of shirt style and purchase different colors and designs for the entire family. Matching pajamas for kids and adults is a unique idea for a special family.
· Shop on the internet – If you despise the crowded parking lots and pushy people at holiday time, shop from the convenience of your own home. You will have stores at your fingertips to choose from than you could ever visit in person. Use the search engines and be specific. If you are looking for Christmas theme pajamas in all sizes for adults and kids, type that into your search browser ‘matching family Christmas holiday Pajamas’. If you don’t get the results you are looking for, try mixing up the words - for example: ‘Holiday Pajamas for kids and adults’. Purchase from a webstore that has lots of detail information about the products and a good return/exchange policy (30 days is reasonable).
· Know what you want before you go shopping – To find ideas for great, unique holiday gifts for your family, do some research before you start aimlessly wandering the aisles. Visit your favorite shopping sites and news sources as nearly everywhere has a holiday gift guide you can peruse. If you are shopping for young kids or new moms, look through some popular parenting sites and magazines for ideas. Ask your friends and neighbors for ideas. If you have a general direction in mind, you will save tons of time and effort as you purchase your holiday gifts.
· Ask them what they want – A virtual guaranteed method of getting your family exactly what they want. Ask them, make a list and start looking for sales and promotions. If you shop early enough you will be sure to get the best deals on exactly the gifts your family will enjoy this holiday season!

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