Friday, April 29, 2016

Current Mother's Day Shipping Schedule

It's almost Mother's Day! Only 9 more days and we want to be sure you have an awesome gift for Mom and Grandma in time for their special day! Good news too! Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts is taking care of the domestic shipping upgrade this weekend! Our U.S. customers can order your Mother's Day gifts through Sunday, May 1st with BASIC shipping thereby avoiding additional upgraded shipping costs. Unfortunately, the international shipping deadline for Mother's Day has already passed. Starting Monday, May 2nd, you will need to select PRIORITY or EXPRESS processing and shipping at checkout to receive your order in time for your Mother's Day celebration. Then on Wednesday, May 4th you will need to upgrade to EXPRESS shipping for Mother's Day delivery. You can still order with Express shipping on Thursday, May 5th, but we are so sorry we cannot at that time guarantee a Mother's Day delivery even with this upgraded shipping method. We are processing and shipping all Mother's Day gifts and personalized shirts as fast as we possibly can, but the one thing for sure is that we can't control the speed of the U.S. Postal Service. All orders placed with BASIC shipping after Sunday, May 1st will be processed and shipped in the order we receive them and unfortunately with BASIC shipping we are not able to guarantee your order will arrive in time for Mother's Day so please consider a shipping upgrade at checkout to ensure arrival of Mom and Grandma's custom gifts before May 8th. As always, we are ever so grateful to you for placing your trust in us to create your personalized shirts and unique gifts for your moms, stepmoms, grandmas, nanas, and aunties too! All good wishes for a very happy and joyous Mother's Day!

Mother's Day Shirts and Gifts from Zoey's Attic

Monday, April 25, 2016

Mother's Day Coupon Savings

Oh my! It's already the last week of April! I'm looking forward to a warm sunshiny May and of course Mother's Day! As I've shared in a previous post, May is my all-time favorite month of the year. When I was younger it signified the end of a long school year was near and the much anticipated summer vacation would be arriving sooner than later!  However, the most favorite May date ever was my very first Mother's Day. The memory is forever etched not only in my mind, but also forever in my heart. I will always fondly remember that May morning seeing my sweet first born baby girl sitting in the middle of our bed holding a bottle of what at that time was my favorite perfume. The bottle has been empty for oh so many years now, but I have kept it as a special keepsake from my first Mother's Day. All grown up now my daughter recently asked me why I have this empty perfume bottle on my dresser. She is not a sentimental "saver" (possibly hoarder is the more correct term..ha!) like me so I think she was less than impressed that I had kept it all these many years. But, it is a special memory from a special time in my life and I will always cherish this empty bottle of perfume that was my very first Mother's Day gift. Why not surprise your mom, stepmom, mother-in-law, or grandma with a special Mother's Day gift this May 8th?  Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts can help. And even better take 10% off the Mother's Day items in your shopping cart when entering coupon code MOM10 at checkout! Cheers to our Moms everywhere! Enjoy your special day!

Mother's Day Shirts and Gifts from
Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts

Monday, April 11, 2016

Personalized Graduation Tees & Gifts!

When I was a young school girl there was no internet. I had absolutely no knowledge of computers and certainly had no idea of how this advancement in technology would impact everyday life in the future! It's really difficult for me to imagine my life now without being "connected" via the internet! Our kiddos surely live in a vastly different world than I did when I was a youngster. We actually shopped in a real brick and mortar store as there was no online shopping in those days! Our parents took us to the local discount store, either Spartans (long since closed) or K-Mart for our play clothes. Famous Barr, which is now a Macy's, and Stix, Baer and Fuller (currently a Dillard's) were the nearby department stores. We only shopped at these stores for special occasions! This is where we went to purchase our outfits for family weddings, Christmas, or Easter. Then of course every August we went into the city to visit Wilhelms, a specialty shop which carried our school uniforms. We did have a few out-of-uniform days during the school year and if you wanted to wear personalized clothing you had to have your mom or grandma make them for you. I was certainly very fortunate that my Aunt Mary Jane was an excellent seamstress. She could make anything! When I graduated from the 8th grade she made me two beautiful A-line dresses. One was a sleeveless blue paisley patterned dress to wear to summer events, the other a short sleeved tan corduroy dress with an orange and rust flowered pattern to wear to the upcoming Fall dances. I couldn't have been any happier with this special gift my Aunt made just for me!

So in the "olden days" we didn't have anything personalized with our name unless mom made it, and that meant a trip to the local fabric shop to purchase iron-on patches. After carefully placing the selected decals and letters of our name on the shirt Mom would affix them with a very hot iron. Unfortunately, the personalization would peel off the shirt after its first washing. Embroidery was another method of personalizing our clothing, but you had to know someone who could embroider! Back then it was done by hand and not by a machine.

Oh, and there were no preschools when I was a little girl so there was never a need for a preschool graduation outfit. However, the last day of kindergarten (1/2 day only) was dress up day! How special it would have been to wear a custom created shirt acknowledging a successful completion to my first year of formal education! I would have been so ahead of the times... a real fashionista! With the technology available today it is totally possible to personalize a shirt to wear on your last day of the school year or at your graduation ceremony! The designers at Zoey's Attic Personalized Gifts can create the perfect shirt with everything competely customizable including school grade, year, school name, student name, even skin tone and hair color if applicable. The shirts are digitally printed with the fibers of the garment actually being dyed with eco-friendly water based inks. This means no crackies or peeling like the iron-ons of my past! Personalized shirts from Zoey's Attic will make a fabulous keepsake for years to come! And be sure to check out Zoey's awesome school shirts and thank gifts for teachers too!