Tuesday, August 12, 2014

There's A First Time For Everything

Personalized First Holiday Shirts and Bodysuits from Zoey's Attic

When a baby is born it is the beginning of so many firsts...first smile, first tooth, first word, first step. This list of firsts goes on and on as we meander through life. Being a bystander to the excitement and wonderment of a child's first accomplishment is truly a parent's delight! And of course, there are so many other firsts throughout a person's lifetime such as the first birthday, first day of school, or first date to mention only a few. One of my favorite baby shower or new birth gifts is a collection of holiday shirts or bodysuits made especially for that special little someone. It's so much fun to dress a new baby in a personalized holiday outfit. Personally, I prefer giving clothing items as a new baby gift (rather than a baby shower gift) because you can better assess the sizing and need for long or short sleeves based on the baby's birth weight and time of year of his or her arrival. An assortment of personalized holiday apparel to include a first Valentine's Day, first Halloween, first Thanksgiving, or first Christmas makes the best gift ever! Zoey's Attic offers the most adorable holiday designs and each can be tweaked with your personal name, quote, colors, or really anything you would desire. And if you celebrate a lesser known holiday, Zoey can create a custom shirt or bodysuit for that too!

Personalized First Holiday Shirts and Bodysuits from Zoey's Attic

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Family Fun!

Apple Tree Tote Bag
It's almost time to get the kiddo's apple picking shirts ready for the big event! One of the most anticipated family outings of the year is the annual trek to a local orchard for apple picking. Luckily there are several outstanding orchards in the St. Louis area offering a variety of apples including Jonathans, Green and Red Delicious, and even Granny Smith! The orchards also have several fun activities for the family to enjoy during your visit. Some offer face painting for the kiddos, sack races, and a petting zoo too.  The entire family loves the hayride to and from the orchards as well. The apples are amazingly big and so very tasty! The perfect ending to the perfect day is making an apple pie! I always make a mess of the pie crust, and since it frustrates me terribly I now use an already made refrigerated pie crust. The Pillsbury "perfect apple pie" recipe is my favorite.  It's very easy and kid friendly too. Here are some other super ideas for the bushels of apples you bring home: Bring one to your teacher. He or she will love it! Get a special family tree tote bag and fill it with apples for Grandparent's Day.  The adorable apple family tree tote from Zoey's Attic can be specially made for grandma and/or grandpa and it can also be personalized with all the grandkids' names. And, you can even get a sweet apple birthday shirt and have an "Apple Of My Eye" themed birthday party with one of the games being apple bobbing! The children will love it!  What does your family do with all the apples after a fun day at the orchard?

Apple Themed Shirts from Zoey's Attic

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Oh No! It's Back To School!

Teacher Shirt
Geez... the first day of school comes earlier and earlier every year! When I was a kid we never went back to school until the beginning of September. The academic year ended the first week of June and began the day after Labor Day. I remember those Labor Day evenings when it was the tradition to scrub off the summer dirt. We had a full three months off for summer vacation, so by this time we were definitely ready to head back to the classroom (I'm sure my parents were ready too!).  I believe the difference in our schedule was that we never had a Fall or Spring break, but rather only two weeks off during the Christmas holidays. I liked it this way...work, work, work, then play, play, play! I guess too it really needed to be this way since we didn't have air conditioning in the schools (nor at home) back then. It would have been unbearable attending class in the oppressive summer heat in St. Louis.  Now days the schools in our area are air conditioned and the first day of school is earlier and earlier each year. Most of the neighboring school districts have a start date some time during the first two weeks of August. So the good news is you still have time to get a fun custom tee from Zoey's Attic for your school aged kiddo's first day of class!
Back To School T-Shirts

Saturday, July 12, 2014

New Birth Announcement Poster Prints!

I love giving (and receiving, in case anyone wants to know!) personalized gifts. I especially love a personalized welcome for a newborn. Also, in my gift-giving experience, it seems the new parents love to receive such thoughtful keepsakes to commemorate this most wondrous life changing event. I have previously given my friends and family personalized baby bodysuits for an only child or festive sibling sets for families with multiples.  One of my favorite gifts to send is the custom birth announcement throw pillow. It really is fun to select a design and colors that will coordinate with the new arrivals' nursery, making it such a very personal gift for a family member or a close friend. Zoey's Attic also offers a birth announcement canvas which can be made in a variety of sizes. And now they even have these amazing birth announcement designs with all the birth stats on a photo print ready for framing. You can choose sizes such as a mini 5 x 7 inch print or even a larger poster size 16 x 20 inch print.  And if needed, Zoey's Attic can make a special order custom size print for you.  You can also choose the design and custom color (over 60 color variations) the canvas or photo print poster to complement the room theme. The paper used for printing is Vibrance Photo Matte with excellent photographic print quality. It also has a bright white surface with a luxurious flat matte to showcase the beauty in the artwork. These unique and very special birth print posters are the perfect gift sure to be cherished for a lifetime.

Birth Announcement Print Posters



Friday, July 04, 2014

Shop Early & Save!

Back to School Tees
Celebrate the Independence Day weekend with Zoey's Attic! In case you missed it on our Facebook page...  we LOVE all our friends and Zoey's Attic is offering a special Fourth of July coupon code this weekend just for you! Get 15% off your purchased items from Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts! The code to use at checkout is FIREWORKS and it will expire at 11:59 p.m. CST on Sunday, July 6, 2014. Be sure to check out all our fun Back to School shirts! And why not get a head start on your Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas shopping too? Happy 4th and Happy Shopping!
Holidays at Zoey's Attic

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Celebrate With A Bang!

4th of July T-shirts from Zoey's Attic

So last year I confessed that I don 't like the Fourth of July holiday. Now, please don't get me wrong... I love celebrating my awesome country and I love most of the festivities of the day, but I just don't like the fireworks. They.scare.me! So there, I said it..I'm afraid of fireworks! I am excited, though, that Independence Day falls on a Friday this year, and therefore we have an extended three day weekend! Friday will be all about family with generations of loved ones gathering for the annual summer barbeque. Saturday, my immediate family will cheer on the St. Louis Cardinals from The Budweiser Brew House Deck at the new Ballpark Village.  The Brew House Rooftop is an awesome venue for watching the baseball game and I'm so excited to share this special day with my family! I'm excited too for the stadium hot dogs and nachos, a MUST for any Cardinal home game! Sunday will definitely be a day for rest and recuperation! So if you happen to be making a special announcement this holiday weekend or just need a special tee for all the 4th of July activities, Zoey's Attic has got you covered!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Current Shipping Update

Happy Father's Day from Zoey's Attic! Here is our current shipping update: Unfortunately, we are no longer shipping new orders with a guarantee of delivery in time for Father's Day. Thank you so much for entrusting us with your special gifts for Dad and Grandpa! Very warm wishes for a very fun and very Happy Father's Day from Zoey's Attic!