Thursday, December 6, 2012

Traditional Hanukkah Games

The weather has turned chilly, and the calendar on your desk is whittling away! These are all clues that the end of another year is upon us and that the holiday season has arrived in full force. It’s a time for special gatherings with friends and family. Regardless of beliefs, these traditional Hanukkah games are fun to play with the little ones.

The Dreidel Game:

To play this game, each player starts with ten pennies, nuts or chocolates. Each player puts a penny in the pot. The dreidel is spun, one player at a time. If the dreidel lands on nun, nothing happens. If the dreidel lands on gimmel, the player wins the pot. If the dreidel lands on heh, the player takes half the pot. If the player lands on shin, the player adds two pennies to the pot. When no pennies are left in the pot, each player adds one. When one player has won everything, the game is over.

The Dreidel "Spin Off":

In addition to playing the traditional dreidel game, you can also have a dreidel "spin off." In order to play this game, each person usually has their own dreidel (nothing fancy, small plastic dreidels will do) then they compete against each other to see whose dreidel spins the longest. Have people pair up and spin their dreidels, with the winner from each pair going to compete against another champion. Continue until you have only two spinners left. These two spinners will compete against each other, with the person whose dreidel spins the longest being declared the dreidel-spinning champion.

From our family to yours –

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday: To Shop or not to Shop?

It's becoming as synonymous with Thanksgiving as turkey, football, and the Macy’s Day Parade. Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the crazy, chaotic, consumer extension of the holiday and it's getting crazier and more chaotic every year.
Black Friday fever has taken hold earlier than ever as dedicated shoppers camp out in front of major retailers, several of which are expected to open their doors on Thanksgiving Day.

Walmart announced this year's Black Friday will actually begin on Thursday November 22 – Thanksgiving Day – at 8PM to let customers get a jump on the holiday shopping. Are they taking it too far? Nordstrom thinks so!

While most retailers scramble to start the holiday shopping season ASAP, the department giant recently announced  that it will NOT adorn its stores with holiday decorations until after Thanksgiving.

Are you shopping on Black Friday? Where are you going? What are you looking for? Happy shopping!

From our family to yours –

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thanksgiving Toddler Crafts

Since Thanksgiving is just two weeks away, I thought I would share some of the crafts I found this past week on Pinterest.

I’m thankful for Pinterest and all the awesome craft bloggers for their hard work and creativity who help moms like me!

From our family to yours – 
Easy Turkey Craft for Toddlers
Easy Turkey Craft for Toddlers
From No Time for Flash Cards
Tie Die Turkey
Here's a fun and "cool" activity to keep
them busy on Thanksgiving!
From Busy Kids = Happy Mom

Thankful Turkey Craft
Here is a great idea for a thanksgiving
craft using empty toilet paper tubes!
From Crafts For All Seasons

Thursday, October 18, 2012

5 Halloween Safety Tips for Parents

Parents should take precautions to make sure that their little goblins and princesses have a fantastic time! According to the top five Halloween safety tips for trick-or-treat are:

1. Make sure that your children can see in their costume. Masks can make it hard to see, so try face paint instead. Make sure that other people can see them in costume by dressing them in light colors or putting reflective tape on costumes so that cars can see them.

2. Does your child’s costume have a long cape or dress? Make sure it won’t make them trip and fall. You don’t want them to injure themselves or spill all the candy they’ve collected!

3. Plot out a trick or treat map. Figure out which houses you want to go to and how long you think you’ll be gone. Make sure you carry the map with you so you don’t get lost if you’re heading to unfamiliar territory.

4. Look at your child’s candy before they eat any of it. Throw out any candy that has an open or damaged wrapper.

5. Limit candy to a couple pieces each day so that your children don’t get sick. If you want to teach them how much candy is too much, let them play the Halloween Candy game.

If you’re still looking for the perfect costume, non-personalized Halloween orders can be placed until 10/22!

From our family to yours –

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Welcome to the Family, Sam!

The newest addition to the Princess Linens’ family was born on 9/21/12 @ 7:13 am. He was 19.5" long and weighed 6lbs 9oz. He has a full head of hair (as you can see :) He really is a great baby!

From our family to yours – 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Growing Places

We have been so busy growing recently that we have neglected to update our blog!  All of that is about to change. So, we thought we'd start with telling our fabulous followers a little bit about who we are.
At Princess Linens, we create the most unique gifts and classic monogrammed clothing for children and we love what we do!  After moving the business further south from North Carolina (where my roots are) to Atlanta, Georgia, we grew by leaps and bounds.  
Today, we have an office staffed with friendly faces where we create the personalized gifts that you have grown to know and love.  We believe that every gift is special and we want to help yours be the most unique that is loved for years to come.  We also know that the best gifts are the little ones for whom we make our creations which is why we go to great lengths to ensure the quality and safety of all of our products. 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will take a moment (or several) to browse through our new website and I truly hope you find what you are looking for. 
From our family to yours –