Looking for a unique Christmas gift for your loved ones this year? A custom photo gift pillowcase is a sure way to receive the savvy gifter award! These gifts are easy to design, perfect for groups or individuals, and make perfect keepsakes! Here’s how!
Step 1. Visit CustomizedGirl.com
Step 2. Select the “Start with a blank item” tab from the side menu
Step 3. Select the “Home/Office” option from the “Accessories” category
Step 4. You will now be able to select what item you would like to customize.
Step 5. Once you’ve selected the pillowcase, you will be taken to the easy-to-use design center!
Step 6. You will first be able to add text to your design. The text font, size, and color can be adjusted. Other features such as arch and outline can also be added. This example will be a gift for sisters.
Step 7. To upload your image, simply click our “Upload Image” tab. From there, you are able to search your computer in order to find the photo you would like on your item. Once the photo has been uploaded, the placement and size can be adjusted.
Step 8. To complete my design, I am going to choose art from the Customized Girl gallery to add to my pillowcase. To do this, I will click the “Add Art” tab where I can search a specific image, or browse the gallery by category. Once your art has been selected, the location and size of the image can be adjusted.
Step 9. Once your design is complete, enter the quantity and add the items to your cart, and “Checkout”.
Step 10. If you would like to add to your order by adding your design to a different item, select the “Copy Design” button. You will then be directed back to the design center where you can choose another item from the menu by selecting the “Swap Item” tab.
Step 11. Once you have completed your order, select the “Checkout” button!
These personalized pillowcases are perfect for anyone! Customize them for any occasion for a gift your friends and family can use all year round! Want other gift ideas? Visit our Holiday Gift Center for some inspiration!
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Customizing is always fun, but customizing items for you and your bestie is even better! This holiday season, design personalized gifts that are perfect for your best friends!
Here are some of our favorite ideas!
1. A bestie pillowcase. These matching pillow cases are perfect for any dynamic duo. Customize this design to make sleepovers even more fun!
2. Matching Tanks Tops! Start designing one-of-a kind pieces for all of your friends! You can even upload your own photo to your design. Here’s how!
3. Matching T-Shirts! These best selling shirts are a must have. Customize them with your own names, text, and art.
4. Matching Best Friend Sweatshirts. See tons of sweatshirt designs (and tanks and shirts and more) on our Matching Best Friend Shirts landing page.
Now that you have a perfect gift picked out for your bestie, it’s time to have a gift exchange! Here are some of our favorite ideas for a girls night in!
-Facials are a must! Here is a list of great different homemade masks you and your bestie can make!
-Bust out the chick flicks. Ok this is a no brainer. There will be no guys around and no better time to indulge in favorites like The Notebook, Pretty Woman, Clueless, and Sex and the City.
–Have everyone bring their own appetizer. This will not only offer a lot of variety, it will limit the work load for the hostess! Have everyone bring their specialty with the recipe written down for easy swapping!
-Mani/Pedis are a must! One great idea we found is for everyone attending to bring one or two shades of nailpolish that they aren’t super attached to. This way everyone can trade and leave with something new!
-Homemade hair masks. Hair masks are always fun, and now they are affordable! Here were two of our favorite recipes for homemade hair masks that are great for a girls night in!
Banana Avocado Mask:
- 1 medium banana
- 1 egg
- 1/2 avocado
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 3 Tbsp buttermilk
- 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Mash banana, egg and avocado in a small bowl.
- Add remaining ingredients and stir until well combined.
- Apply to hair from roots to tips.
- Leave in for 30 minutes and then wash out with a moisturizing shampoo.
- Double the recipe for long hair.
- Use twice a month to maintain healthy hair.
Yogurt Hair Mask
- 1 egg white
- 1/4 cup plain organic yogurt
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- Beat egg white until frothy.
- Mix with yogurt and mayonnaise.
- Massage into wet hair.
- Cover with plastic shower cap or plastic wrap.
- Leave in for 30 minutes, then wash out with a mild shampoo.
- Rinse with very cold water.
- Use monthly to moisturize hair.
These tips are sure to make your girls night in one to remember!
Shouldn’t Christmas be a time for fun? For humor? For getting the family together and teasing them without mercy?
Back in the day, when people cooked over the fire and worried about wolves out on the prairie, families would make their own stockings with needles and thread and yarn and those types of things. Often, a mother or grandmother would make each stocking by hand whenever a new child was born, or for the new son-in-law or daughter-in-law if there happened to be a wedding that year. Usually, the stocking was customized for each individual. You might add a pony to the front of a little girl’s stocking or the Autobot logo to a little boy’s stocking (after all, it was very unlikely that the Hasbro legal team would be able to find you).
The best part of these stockings lied in their individual nature. Without fail, certain stockings would end up a little longer or a little shorter than others. Some would stretch and some would not. This of course led to much boasting from whoever felt they had the longest stocking and much complaining for those who felt, literally, short-changed.
In some cases, older brothers were known to roll up the top parts of the younger sisters stockings, making them appear much shorter than they actually were. This was a time-honored strategy because as we all know, whoever has the biggest stocking gets the most loot. And isn’t that the true meaning of Christmas? No? Well, perhaps the true meaning lies in the rest of the family’s ability to find hilarity in such an action. Christmas is about family gathering together and having some laughs, sometimes at the expense of one another.
That is why Customized Girl is thrilled to introduce the Giant Personalized Stocking.
Use our design center to add your own text, art, and images to the upper white part of this stocking. We highly encourage you to add your own name and place it in your cart. Then, add the name of each member of your family to their own, regular-sized custom stockings, and place them in your cart as well. Hang them on the mantle, and enjoy the jealousy. You will get so many more gifts because, heck, more loot can fit in your stocking. It just might be your finest hour.