Give the Gift of Christmas Memories

I received this blanket from Personal Creations to help inspire this post, all opinions are my own.

My favorite Holiday gifts to send and receive are the ones that hold memories. Gifts that bring a smile and maybe a few happy tears, as you reflect back on a time, a person, or a memory. For me, one of the best ways to do that is with photos. 

How to give the gift of Christmas memories

I know I already shared our 2016 Holiday home tour, but with a new addition I couldn’t help but share a few more photos. Recently we added a Family Photo Plush Blanket from the Personal Creations Photo Gifts Collection. It was the perfect addition to make our living room that much cozier during these chilly winter days.

See what I mean?!

Russ had a huge smile on his face when he saw the blanket laying there. I joked around asking him if he ever imagined his face on a blanket. Our blanket is SO soft and way more beautiful than I ever imagined it would be. The pictures are so clear and vibrant, way more than my photos do it justice. 

For our blanket I chose 5 photos from Christmas’ through the years. The girls first Christmas together, our first Christmas in our new home, and even a recent one from this past Thanksgiving. Looking back on this blanket I remember our Holidays as a family of 4.

I love that I was able to personalize our blanket. Since Russ and I have been celebrating Christmas together since 2006, I chose to add that date. It’s so hard to believe this is our 11th Christmas together.

Our blanket tells a story and it will always be special to me. I can imagine wrapping myself up in our family blanket in another 5, 10, or 20 years while thinking back to those first few Christmas’ we spent with our girls.

Be sure to take a look at Personal Creations to see what they have to offer. Their site is full of unique gifts for every occasion. They also have a great selection of photo gifts as well. Everything from blankets & coffee mugs to wall art & photo boxes. You are sure to find the perfect gift or keepsake.

What is your favorite personalized gift that you have received?

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  • What a cool gift/th g to have st your house!!! Love the photos you chose.

  • Jen

    What an awesome gift! The best personalized gift I ever received was the year my Dad died. My Mom had some of his shirts turned into pillows for each of us kids. I love it and if I sniff hard enough, I can still smell his cologne 6 years later.

    • That is such a sweet idea. I can only imagine how precious it must be to you.

  • I adore this blanket and want to gift my Mom one with photos of me and my brothers and then the 3 kids but we don’t have a single photo of us together. Maybe I’ll make that a goal in 2017.

    • Haha! One of my goals is more family photos. I can’t even believe how rarely we take one We are totally crushing the family photos this month though.

  • I love the blanket!

  • Adorable! What a great gift idea and the picture of you all wrapped up snuggly in your family blanket is just too cute!

    • It will always be special to me. I just love it.

  • chall1018

    Oh this is so awesome! I know our moms would love this as a gift with Mason’s pictures. Personalized gifts are my favorite!

    • This would be an amazing grandparent gift for sure! Me too!

  • This is so precious. I love that it’s pics from throughout the years!!

    • I do too. I thought of going all the way back to the beginning, but I like that is about the girls and us.