As a child my brothers and sister and I were allowed to open one present on Christmas Eve. And every year we acted really surprised when that one gift was a pair of pajamas. It was a huge part of our holiday celebration as we all promptly changed into our PJs and then drove around to look at lights or cozied up to eat popcorn by the tin-container-full while watching Christmas movies. I always knew that was one tradition I would continue with my children - and we have even extended to other holiday jammies!
But this year I switched it up a bit. I decided I didn't want to wait all the way until December 24 to share our new Christmas pajamas. Instead, this year Sally, our Elf on a Shelf, delivered personalized Christmas pajamas for the whole family with a little help from Chasing Fireflies.
Christmas PJs with Personality
Chasing Fireflies has a huge collection of Christmas Pajamas - from really traditional to playful and everything in between. But as soon as I saw the custom "I Heart" pajamas I knew these were the ones for us. While I love the more traditional styles with our names, I thought this was a really fun way to document the kids' interests.
My daughter's Christmas wish list starts and ends with dolls. Little Max plays with cars from morning until night and has asked only for more cars from Santa. And, my almost eight year old, like many kids his age, can't get enough of Minecraft. Boom! Their shirts say, "I Heart Dolls", "I Heart Cars" and "I Heart Minecraft." PERFECT!
They were beyond thrilled when they discovered the pajamas under the tree. Not surprisingly, the personalization meant a little more to the older two whose eyes lit up when they read the words on their pajamas. And the best part? We can enjoy them now and throughout the holiday season this year while they fit and while they perfectly represent who they are.
Since I opted out of their names on the pajamas, the personalized Santa hats top off the Christmas look perfectly!
So, you may have noticed in the Instagram photo above that my husband and I got in on the matching PJ action. It was a little harder for me, I mean our Elf Sally, to customize our adult "I Heart" Pajamas. My husband is an iDork and obsessed with all this Apple so his personalized was settled. And me? Well, I just love to sleep. And now I will put my pride on a shelf and share a couple of our silly family Christmas pajamas photos. There's even a cameo from our new puppy.
I couldn't be more pleased with how our Christmas pajamas turned out. They are perfect. Does your family wear Christmas pajamas? Do you give them out on Christmas Eve or wear throughout the season?
You can find many Chasing Fireflies products, including the awesome Christmas jammies, in our Holiday Shopping Guide.