Thursday, September 21, 2017

The PERFECT Ornament for the PERFECT Couple

Whether you are in a serious relationship or you just got married, the first Christmas you spend with your beloved partner is special. Many memories are made and those memories should be commemorated and cherished. Christmas is a special time of year where love is celebrated and people are brought closer together. In this blog, Ornaments for Keeps will explain 3 ways to commemorate special memories with your significant other or spouse through personalized Christmas ornaments.





3 Ways to Commemorate Special Memories With Your Significant Other or Spouse Through Personalized Christmas Ornaments


1. Capture that special feeling you had on your first date.


Do you remember that first date you had with your partner. Did you go ice skating, to a movie, or just out to a nice dinner? Memories like that don't come along very often and you should celebrate that happiness by remembering it on Christmas, with your beloved partner. Have a personalized Christmas ornament made for your partner that shows what you did on your first date. This can make for a unique and special Christmas gift.



2. Capture that unforgettable moment when you got engaged.


When the love of your life finally got the courage to get down on one knee and ask for your hand in marriage must have been a life change moment. Why wouldn't you commemorate that moment on your first Christmas together. Capture the date and setting where you got engaged in a personalized Christmas ornament.


3. Capture that feeling you had when you found out you were pregnant for the first time.


How happy were you when you found out you were carrying the love of your life's child? That is a key moment in life that you will want to remember for years to come. Have a personalized ornament made to display your due date. When your child grows up, how special will that be for them to see you chose to commemorate them coming into this world? Don't miss out on opportunities such as these.

Inspiring Christmas Quote of the Day


"My idea of Christmas, whether old fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?" - Bob Hope


So Many Unforgettable Memories To Commemorate, So Many Ornaments To Do So


We here at Ornaments for Keeps enjoy what we do. Each year as our family decorates our Christmas tree, the personalized family ornaments we hang bring smiles and reflection. That's what we want for others too. No matter what's going on in your life, whether you just got engaged, got pregnant, your son just had his first big football game, or your daughter just graduated from high school, we have ornaments that can commemorate just about any life changing, unforgettable event. Too browse our awesome Christmas ornaments, view our website today.



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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Baby's 1st Christmas, Make the Memory!

There's nothing more special than your baby's first Christmas! This is something you'll want to remember for the rest of your life. Your baby's first Christmas is a great opportunity to start new family Christmas traditions. Your baby deserves his or her very own 1st Christmas ornament! In the true spirit of Christmas, Ornaments for Keeps would like to share a few tips to make your baby's first Christmas special and memorable.


Tips to Try for Your Baby's First Christmas


1. Have Fun With Your Holiday Cards


Take some cute pictures or consider hiring a photographer to take pictures of your baby and create your very own Christmas cards. Who doesn't love receiving a personalized Christmas card containing a photo of a cute newborn baby? This can be a great way to commemorate the memory of your baby's first Christmas.


2. Purchase Cute Christmas PJs


How cute would it be to have matching Christmas pajamas with your baby? This sounds like another great family Christmas tradition.


3. Choose Your Baby's First Christmas Stocking


It's your baby's first Christmas so every little detail can be part of a long time tradition starting for the first time. If you don't see a stocking you like for purchase, try making your own. That can be more fun anyway!

4. Visit Santa


Your baby's first trip to see Santa can be magical! This will be a moment you won't want to forget. You can even commemorate it by getting a personalized baby's first Christmas ornament in the shape of Santa.


5. Make Travel Easier On Yourself


When Christmas arrives, it can mean a lot of traveling for some people visiting loved ones for this marvelous holiday. Make traveling with a baby easy on yourself. Pack enough diapers, try packing one for every hour of travel. However, don't over pack on diapers and formula. This can make for heavy luggage and you don't want to weigh yourself down. Diapers and formula can be bought wherever you are traveling to.


6. Last But Not Least, Get Your Baby's 1st Christmas Tree Ornament


Ornaments for Keeps loves creating baby ornaments. We have a large variety of personalized baby ornaments. We also enjoy finding different types of personalized ornaments to offer you.


A Wide Variety of Baby's 1st Christmas Ornaments


Here at our family owned ornament shop, we have a very wide variety of hand made, customized baby's first Christmas tree ornaments. Personalized Christmas ornaments create special memories for your family. Make your own Christmas traditions! Christmas is a magical time and especially when you add a new baby to the mix. Ornaments for Keeps invites you to begin or continue your tradition and collection of personalized Christmas ornaments. Grab a cup of hot cocoa, sit, relax, and browse through our wonderful selection!


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Friday, September 8, 2017

Go MU! Start this Season Off The RIGHT Way!

College football has started! Wooooo! Ornaments for Keeps is ready to cheer on the Missouri Tigers this year. MU Football games can be so fun to go to! There’s the tailgating before with all the delicious treats and fun times with family and friends, the cheering on your favorite team as they go for the big victory, and even celebrating the big WIN afterward. So many great memories are made at these games and you should commemorate those memories! What better way to do that than with a personalized MU Christmas ornament? In this blog, our ornament shop would like to explain how important it is to commemorate the precious MU football memories with your child, how you can do so, and showcase a few of our MU ornaments!





The Importance of Commemorating the MU Football Season with Your Child


Your child's first MU game is a once in a lifetime experience, you don't get that time back as they get older, so remember it! Your child will be thankful you took the time to take pictures and EVEN gift them with their very own personalized MU ornament. When they grow up, they will be able to hang it on their very own tree and remember the great times they had with you. They will also be able to start their own Christmas tree traditions with their family.



Multi Use


Not only do these MU ornaments go great on your tree but they all can go well in many places throughout your home, such as:

On a Christmas reef
As a center piece on your table
Hanging on your refrigerator from hooks
In your kid’s room
In a nice glass container as a nice sports home decor piece.
Around your doorknob as a nice, door knob hanger.





Throw A Sports Party



With it being MU football season, you can throw the BEST sports party ever. Show off your sports decorations by highlighting them with some personalized MU Christmas ornaments. Maybe you’re hosting a viewing party, or your son just won his first football game and you want to celebrate. The possibilities are endless. It's the gift that keeps on giving!





Ready to Make Memories with Personalized Christmas Ornaments?


Personalized Christmas ornaments create special memories for your family. No matter what is going on in your family right now, whether it be a new baby, sporting event, or wedding, we can customize a Christmas ornament for every situation. Christmas ornaments can become a very special keepsake. Make your own Christmas tradition! Each year as our family decorates our Christmas tree, the personalized family ornaments we hang bring smiles and reflection. When our children grew up and left home, we gave them their personalized ornaments to start their very own family Christmas tree traditions! We want to bring that same happiness to other families! To browse our personalized Christmas tree ornaments, view our website.



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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Most Popular Time for a Wedding

June is the most popular month for weddings, followed by August and then September and October. Of course this makes since as these are the most beautiful months in a year.

A personalized ornament from Ornaments for Keeps lets the special couple know that you went out of your way to find something just for them. Show your friends and loved ones how much you care by giving a one-of-a-kind gift they will never forget, a gift to be cherished a lifetime.

We have been told over and over that the personalized bridal ornament received on that special day has been one of their favorite gifts. If you're anything like me, I love to give the best gift;)

Here are a few of our favorite and most popular personalized wedding ornaments.



Check out the rest of our bridal line at ornamentsforkeeps.com. Contact us to order yours today!


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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Is There and Elf on Your Shelf?

Once upon a time, a long time ago, Santa Claus sat in his workshop at the North Pole, thinking. He knew he needed to get presents to all the good little boys and girls across the world, but how would he know who had been good that year? One day, he had a wonderful idea. He gathered his elves around him and delivered an important message. He was going to send each of them to a home with young children, where they would live from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Each night, the elves were to travel back to the North Pole and tell Santa everything the children had done that day and if they had been good. Each morning, the elves would arrive back at the house before the children awoke so they could hide in a different place. The children would excitedly seek them out once they awoke, so they could whisper their Christmas wishes to the elves.
So goes the story of a delightful children's book, written by a woman named Carol Aebersold and her daughter, Chanda Bell. Since its publication in 2005, The Elf on the Shelf has won multiple awards and inspired many families around the world to begin their own Elf on the Shelf Christmas traditions.


The Elf on the Shelf has become a wonderful source of inspiration for all of us at Ornaments for Keeps. We fell in love with the story the first time we heard it, and we have loved getting to participate in this adorable family tradition through the creation of our personalized elf ornaments



This year, we invite you and your family to join in the fun! Our customized elf Christmas ornaments make the perfect elves for your children to search the house for every morning. Though we live in an increasingly digital world, we don't want the next generation to grow up without the same sense of imagination and wonder that filled our hearts when we were young. It's through fanciful traditions like these that we help keep our children's imaginations alive.

We hope you'll start a new family tradition this year by inviting the elves into your home, and we would be honored to get to be a part of it. If you're looking for some more creative ideas, check out our Elf on a Shelf Pinterest board!


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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Six EASY Ideas to Help Start Your Family Tradition!!


Creating family traditions can be simple and effortless - don't get stressed trying to create an elaborate plan.  Remember the point  is to bring the family together for some quality time. 

Here are some simple ideas to create your own family traditions that will be easy to continue year after year.
  1. Drive through area light displays together.  Tune in some Christmas carols on the radio and you are ready to be fascinated by the twinkling displays.
  2. Make Dough Ornaments with the Family - Check out my EASY Dough  Ornament Recipe!  
  3. Movie night!  Watch your favorite holiday flick together...whether it's Miracle on 34th Street or A Christmas Story it will be something to share with each generation.
  4. Hand print an item with every family member. Choose a cloth laundry or grocery bag or table cloth and have each person put there hand print on it. One can be made for each member of the family and added to as it expands.
  5. Family Pot Luck.  You can choose an overall theme that everyone can bring an appropriate dish or have everyone bring a course.  Have everyone email you the recipes in advance and you can put together a booklet for each guest attending.
  6. Have an annual ornament exchange.  Each person can draw a name and get an ornament for that family member.  You can incorporate themes or other ideas to spice it up from year to year.
These are just some ideas for you to share with your loved ones.  Traditions that can be created so easily and can last a lifetime!  

Happy crafting and I hope these ideas help!  Since my first craft show in 1981, customers here at home and from around the United States continue to add to their collections and to buy these personalized gifts for family and friends.


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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

It's Never Too Soon To Think About the Holidays

     We've all heard the moans and groans from the people who hate to see anything Christmas before Halloween. But why not? Summer's end is the perfect time to start thinking about the holidays. Taking time to plan ahead now can make for a much more enjoyable holiday season.
1.There is just too much about Christmas to fit into one month. I'm not saying to fully deck out your décor now but having a game plan can only help. When stores first put out the holiday decorations get in there right away and take advantage of the savings. If you're like me I try and do a different theme every year. When I finally decide what that's going to be, buying the ornaments, ribbons, garland and everything else can be much cheaper this time of year. What about your holiday parties? Whether you're the host/hostess or just plan on attending, have it thought out. Decide early what food and beverages you'll be serving or taking, what fun games you'll be playing and what the theme will be. And then there's the Christmas cards. This can be a very challenging task. Getting that perfect family picture, picking out the card style and if you write a letter each year about what your family has been up to, have it all ready. The lead up to Christmas can be so fun!
2. 'Tis the reason for the season. In our religion, Jesus is a pretty important guy and celebrating his birth is the entire reason for the season. Think of ways to honor this special event, there are so many ways to give back. Choose a family in need from the angel tree and help them to have a special holiday. Serve at your local shelter and I know it may sound cliché but sometimes just a simple smile at someone can make all the difference.
3. Giving the perfect gifts. Putting extra thought into each person can make it all that more special. Sure, giving in general is great but when you find something that makes a person's face light up with joy, that's so much better. All it takes is a little thought and starting early can save you the stress of just having to pick up something at the last minute. Did I mention the sales? Get it early to save.
4. Personalized Christmas Ornaments. Of course I had to throw this in here:) Get your ornaments early. The new ornaments for 2016 have arrived and they're in stock. Whether you're starting the tradition of giving a personalized ornament every year or have been doing it for decades...the sooner the better!
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5. Christmas only comes once a year and is so magical, enjoy it!


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