My Wonderful Walls Blog — Holiday
Holiday Gifts for Everyone on Your List - Save 25% on These Gifts 12/5 through 12/9 1
Finding unique holiday gifts for everyone on your list can be tough! With Americans predicted to spend less this year than last on gift giving, many are looking for unique gifts that are also practical. Home décor items will top many gift giving lists this year. Wall Art from My Wonderful Walls is a great gift idea for just about everyone on your list. Our high quality wall stickers and self-adhesive wall stencils allow anyone to look like an artist and we have something for every budget as well! They are also all designed and handcrafted in the USA. And starting 12/5/2013 all of the gifts listed below are 25% off with code perfectgift until 12/9 at 11:59 PM PST.
Here are a few suggestions for the folks on your list:
For the Boys: Give your son or grandson the gift of a new room this holiday season. How about Transportation Themed Wall Sticker Kit? Boys and their toys always go together and this 33 sticker set is sure to inspire imagination in your little guy. You’ll receive cars, trucks, trains and more including a personalized banner at no extra charge. Create their new train themed room in secret and surprise them or let them help you hang the stickers and share a roomful of memories and fun.
For the Girls: How about a Forest Friends Themed Bedroom for your favorite little girl for the holidays? Whether you want to surprise her with a new room or have her help you as a special project during the holiday break from school, our wall stickers make it easy to create the room of her dreams. The Forest Friends Wall Sticker Kit includes 91 fabric wall stickers, many in pink. You will also receive a personalized sign with her name on it for free. If your girl thinks pink stinks, check out our gender neutral Forest Friends Wall Sticker Kit. (Save on either set during this promotion!)
For the Gardener/Flower Lover in Your Life: If you are shopping for someone with a green thumb, check out our gorgeous Daffodil Trio Wall Stickers. The trio of yellow flowers comes in staggered heights with the tallest measuring in at 3 feet. You’re sure to please with this unique gift that will add a pop of color to any space. Simple and affordable, these daffodil wall stickers have the same great quality found in all of our fabric wall decals.
For the Football Fan in the Family: Is someone on your list a football fan? Do you spend many a weekend “ready for some football?” How about creating a sports themed wall mural complete with the colors of their favorite home team? Our self-adhesive wall stencils make it easy to create a unique, fun wall mural in minutes. The Football Wall Stencil comes with 6 football themed stencils including a quarterback and receiver which you can paint so they resemble your favorite players. Whether you paint this in secret for your special NFL fan or make it a team event, this gift is sure to be a touchdown.
For the Bird Lovers in Your Life: If someone on your gift list is a member of the Audubon Society or just loves birds and you are searching for a unique gift for their home, why not a Hummingbird Swirl Wall Sticker. This high quality fabric wall sticker measures 35” X 40” and is available in pink/turquoise or earth tones. Adding a touch of femininity and color to any space, this happy little bird won’t rip or mar the walls and is easy to re-position.
For Your Favorite Teacher: We all know that many teachers reach into their own wallets to furnish supplies and decorate the classrooms. Whether it’s your child’s teacher or a family member who is a teacher, why not give them a little pop of color for their classroom or home? This Wise Owl Wall Sticker would look great in a library, classroom, reading nook, living room, office or den. Our 34” x 33” owl sticker comes in a choice of six color schemes. It is not only gorgeous and colorful but there’s something about the Wise Owl that makes us want to pick up a good book. This year show a special teacher how much you care about them with our Wise Owl Wall Decal.
For the Beach Bum: Is there someone on your list who would rather spend the day surfing the waves than the net? Give them the beach 365 days a year with our South Pacific inspired Tiki Surf Wall Sticker Kit. This giant wall sticker kit comes with 2 large palm tree stickers, 3 surfboard decals and 2 wave stickers. These decals are great for a beach themed bedroom, game room, den or any space where a little ocean inspiration is needed.
For the Art Lover: The Serenity Blossom Dahlia Wall Sticker is a stunning piece of wall art. You can bring the beauty of Dahlias in for the winter and give a completely unique gift. The Dahlia Wall Sticker is available in a wide variety of colors to match any décor. Choose from three sizes (10”X10”, 20”X20” or 38”x38”) or purchase more than one for a beautiful dahlia themed mural. These floral wall decals look great in a bedroom, dressing area, living room, den or sewing room. The recipient will think of you every time they see their gorgeous Dahlia Wall Sticker. (Save on all three sizes in any color!)
For the True Believers: If you’ve got someone on your list who believes in fairy tales and pixie dust, give them this unique Fairy Themed Canvas Wall Art. This 15” x 20” panel shows a scene of three charming fairies playing hopscotch from one flower to the next under a moonlit sky. Also on sale is our delightful Fairy Parade 3-panel Canvas Art which depicts an imaginative and playful fairyland scene. This fairy canvas art is perfect for a little girls room or an older girl who still holds magical fairies dear in her heart. Our canvas wall art pieces are ready to hang and have gallery wrapped edges so no frame is needed. Give this unique gift to any true believers on your list.
For Fluffy: If you’ve got a pet in the family that you want to spoil this holiday, look no further than our Paws Park Wall Stencils. Now these dog and cat themed wall stencils could be used to create a special room for your four legged baby or you could use them to create a kitty condo like one customer did. You can also purchase the dog and cat stencils a la carte so you only get what you need for your special friend. No pets? Don’t fear! These Animal Themed Stencils work great for the two-legged kids who love dogs and cats too.
Now is a great time to buy My Wonderful Walls wall decor with 25% off when you enter the code perfectgift at checkout! No other discounts may be combined with this promotion and discount applies only to the items above (individual Paws Park Stencils not included). Now that we’ve given you some suggestions for great wall décor gifts, the rest is up to you. Skip the votive candles and fuzzy throws and purchase something your friends and family will think is just wonderful!
Still not sure what that special someone would like? My Wonderful Walls gift cards come in many denominations from $10 to $200 and are electronically delivered to you so can send to far away relatives via email or print and hand deliver. Save 10% on all gift cards purchased through Christmas Eve with code GIFT10!
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10 Best Holiday Gifts 0
Our products make WONDERFUL gifts!
Let us help make your holiday shopping easy this year. We invite you to check out this year's 10 best selling GIFTS from My Wonderful Walls. And be sure to take advantage of our Black Friday / Cyber Monday SALE coming this week November 29 through December 2. We'll be offering 20% off all products in our store PLUS free a gift card with purchase of $100 or more! Simply wonderful!
Top 10 Holiday Gifts from My Wonderful Walls
1. Elegant Elephant Wall Sticker – Our beautiful elephant wall sticker has been a top seller ever since we introduced it. Why? Because it is perfect for any room in the house and is adored by people of any age. This elephant decal makes a great gift for grandmas, moms, sisters, aunties, teenagers, children and baby girls! It is available in two sizes and as right-facing and left facing. (Reg. Price: $49.99-$75.99; Sale Price: $39.99-$63.99)
2. Jungle Safari Wall Sticker Kit – Gift your little ones an entire jungle this year! This is our #1 top best-selling kit sticker kit because it is beautiful, easy to install and kids love jungle animals. This colorful jungle mural looks great in bedrooms and playrooms. Imagine the look on your children’s face when they see their new jungle room for the first time! And you can add an extra special touch by adding a personalized name sign. (Reg. Price: $129.99; Sale Price: $103.99)
3. Splendid Garden Stencil Kit – Your girl will adore this stunning garden wall mural, full of beautiful flowers, a giant tree, birds, butterflies and so much more! Imagine the look on her face when she opens up the door and sees her new garden paradise. Painting a flower garden wall mural is truly a unique gift that will be enjoyed for years on Christmas morning and years to come. (Reg. Price: $99.99; Sale Price: $79.99)
4. Friendly Farm Wall Sticker Kit –Foster your child’s love of animals with this delightful farm-themed wall mural sticker kit. You can even personalize the barn for FREE with his/her name! There are so many animals to love and enjoy. And parents will surely appreciate that it takes only minutes to put up! (Reg. Price: $129.99; Sale Price: $103.99)
5. Wild Horse Wall Sticker – This beautiful piece is adored by horse-lovers of all ages. Imagine that look on her face when she unwraps this vibrant and graceful horse wall art! Our horse sticker is so easy to put up and make such a great gift. It is available in two sizes and as left-facing and right-facing (Reg. Price: $24.99-$49.99; Sale Price: $19.99-$39.99)
6. Transportation Wall Sticker Kit – This is the PERFECT gift for your vehicle-obsessed little one! You’ll love the fact that this mural goes up in minutes, and he’ll love discovering the wide assortment of vehicles including police car, dump truck, cement mixer, tow truck, excavator, train, airplanes, motorcycle, rocket, helicopter, fire truck and more! And a big bonus is that you can personalize the airplane banner with his name for FREE! Looks great in bedrooms and playrooms.Makes a great gift! (Reg. Price: $129.99; Sale Price: $103.99)
7. Polka Dot - Circle Wall Stencils – Give them dots!!! Our polka dot stencil kit is super easy to paint. A polka dot mural is adored by boys and girls alike. Imagine the look on your children's face when they see what you’ve done for them. Polka dots are powerful! This is a gift that will go on giving for years to come. (Reg. Price: $27.99; Sale Price: $22.39)
8. Perfectly Princess Wall Sticker Kit – Your little princess will love getting a beautiful personalized princess-themed wall mural as a gift this year. Easily create a princess fairy land with all 31 large easy peel and sticker decals. Personalize the banner with her name and choose a princess sticker that matches her hair and skin tone. Perfectly Princess! Perfectly Perfect! (Reg. Price: $119.99; Sale Price: $95.99)
9. Forest Friends Wall Stencil Kit – Due to its beauty and versatility, our forest stencil kit has been a best-seller for years. Painting this forest wall mural is super easy and would make a great gift for your little one. Add an element of personalization by adding his/her name to the trail sign. Choose any colors you like or choose from one of our acrylic pre-packaged painting kits. This kit is great present for boys and girls alike. So convenient! So attractive! So fun! (Reg. Price: $68.99; Sale Price $55.19)
10. Personalized Signs & Banners – Our personalized signs and banner wall stickers make perfect gifts for the all the children in your life! They’ll love seeing their names colorfully displayed on the wall. We’ve got a wide selection of themes to choose from including bees, monkeys, dolphins, princess, planes, ladybugs, rockets, dinosaurs, dragons and more! (Reg. Price: $24.99 - $39.99; Sale Price: $19.99-$31.99)
And if you can't decide, buy them a Gift Card. Our gift cards are 10% off through Christmas Eve with coupon code GIFT10.
Sale Alert! Sale Alert! Sale Alert! Sale Alert!
From Black Friday, November 29th until Cyber Monday, December 2nd at 11:59 pm PT shoppers will receive 20% off with no coupon code needed. In addition, shoppers will be able to earn My Wonderful Walls gift cards to use towards a future purchase when they buy during the 4-day sale.
Here’s how it works:
-Purchase $100-$199 in wall stickers, stencils or canvas art; receive a $10 gift card
-Purchase $200-$299 and receive a $20 gift card
-Purchase $300-$399 and receive a $30 gift card
Qualifying purchase amount to earn gift cards is based on sale price minus any coupons/discount and before shipping costs/taxes. Limit of $60 in gift cards to be awarded per person/per order. Qualifying purchase must be in one transaction to earn gift cards; orders may not be combined. All gift cards will be sent via email on or after 12/3/2013. Returning or cancelling the purchase will make the gift card null and void.
My Wonderful Walls gift cards never expire and can be used at any time once received. There are no additional processing fees on My Wonderful Walls gift cards. In the event that a gift card gets lost or stolen, only the original purchaser may receive the code again to the email they supplied at time of purchase. You may keep the gift card for yourself or give to a friend! My Wonderful Walls reserves the right to cancel or change this promotion at any time.
The last day in the continental United States to order from My Wonderful Walls in time for Christmas delivery is 12/12/2013. Shoppers in other countries should check about shipping times at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fun Family Photo Contest - Win $100 Gift Card! 0
Snap a pic of your family to win $100 Gift Card to My Wonderful Walls!
Email us a picture of your family in your My Wonderful Walls decorated room and you'll be automatically entered to win a $100 gift card to our store. Plus every entrant will receive a 20% off coupon code for maximum savings!
Where do I send it?: To email@example.com
By when do you need the photo?: All photos must be received by 11:59 pm EST on Monday, December 2, 2013.
Can I send more than one photo?: Only 1 photo per family please.
What other info do you need?: Please tell us the first names of the everyone in the photo. We encourage the whole family to be in the shot. Pets are welcome too! We also want the know where the photo was taken.
How and when is the winner selected?: The winner will be randomly selected Tuesday, December 3rd. We'll throw all the entries into hat (or bowl, or pillow case).
How will the winner be notified?: We'll email you, and then you'll jump for joy!
Are we cute enough?: Darling, your cuteness is undeniable!
What are you waiting for? Go grab your camera and round up the family. And don't forget Granny and the pet snake!
* By sending your photo to us, you are granting us permission to post it on our website and all our social media sites
*Gift card values $100 and never expires.
5 Fun and Realistic New Year’s Resolutions 1
The champagne is flat, the ball has dropped, and Dick Clark is no longer with us: it is already 2013 whether we are ready for it or not. If you were ambitious enough to make New Year’s Resolutions, you may already be regretting them by this point. Losing weight, paying off bills, spending less time on the internet: you’re most likely violating the last one as you read this! Why do you think they drop a ball in Time’s Square every year? It most likely symbolizes people dropping the ball on their commitments to their resolutions! All kidding aside, why set yourself up for failure when you can make resolutions that stick?
1. Don’t Like It? Don’t Do It!
Is there a regular task that you dread more than scrubbing toilets? What would happen if you stopped doing it? Would the earth cease to spin on its axis? Granted, there are always going to be a list of things that we absolutely must do, but maybe it is possible to take that list and trim off the excess. Maybe swap household chores with your partner or roommate, make one less visit to the in-laws per month, or say no once in a while when people ask you favors that dig into your personal time.
2. Spoil Yourself
We often feel guilty when we spoil ourselves. We treat ourselves to massages and spend the entire time tense and unable to enjoy them because we feel guilty for the cost. But as long as it isn’t excessive, spoiling ourselves can be healthy. If you know you’ve been particularly “good” or have accomplished a certain goal, put a date on the calendar to treat yourself and make a resolution to actually enjoy it.
3. Be Naughty
Instead of making a resolution to do less of something “naughty,” make a resolution to just give in once in a while. Chances are you’ll find that you do whatever it is less often in the long run. For example, maybe you enjoy eating a pint of ice cream with potato chips sprinkled on top. Setting aside a day or two in advance to indulge could spare you the temptation to cave in at the last minute.
4. Pay it Forward
Giving to charity is a popular resolution. How about making a charity case out of the average Joe on occasion? You may be surprised how good it makes you feel to pay a few bucks for the guy’s order in the drive-through behind you, just because they let you sneak in line ahead of them.
5. Clean Out Your “Friend” List
Facebook “friends” – who needs them? You know who I’m talking about: the ones who have nothing but negative to say and feel the need to spread misery on a regular basis. Are they really a friend or can you do without their drama? Try the “unfriend” button. You’ll feel fantastic and 2013 will thank you for it. You could also try swapping out those people whose posts you never enjoy reading for a blogger or celebrity that you enjoy reading about.
DIY Christmas Gifts 1
Simplify, bring it home, make it yourself...these seem to be the motto of this Christmas season. Making your own Christmas gifts can bring out the cleverness in you and your family; it can also spell some great family time for you and your children.
Everyone likes a little treat, especially when it is a tantalizing and distinctive little holiday indulgence that just screams “festive!” How about some absolutely delightfully decorated pretzel sticks? They are simple to make, fun to give, and what little girl or boy doesn't love getting their hands messy when candy and sprinkles are involved? For the furry friends in our lives, there is nothing like homemade dog treats to delight the pooch and the baker as well! (Just don't put them under the tree-or they'll be gone before Christmas ever comes!)
There are many important people in our lives that sometimes get overlooked even though the service they provide or the warm presence they give is indispensible to our days. The postman, the grocery store checker, and the librarian are just a few that have no doubt come into contact with you and your family this holiday season. Show them you care by helping your little elves make some yummy Christmas candy to deliver to them the next time you are out running errands.
Who doesn't crave a little pampering and body care – not to mention some relaxing down time in the midst of the holiday craziness? Spa gifts are a fabulous choice for any of the women in our lives, and there are many concoctions that you and even your kiddos will have a ball making. How about a Peppermint Face Scrub, which is both festive and simple to prepare? Or what about foaming bath goodies - they are not only entertaining to make, but also fun for all ages to use as well. From homemade soaps to hand-made washcloths, you can’t go wrong with giving something guaranteed to make the recipient feel pampered and special.
A little ingenuity and a few basic supplies can create a marvelous and cheerful gift that keeps on exuding the holiday spirit in which it was given. The wreath is a quintessential element of the season, and there are a few that can be crafted with your kids to produce fabulous results. A tea wreath is an inexpensive, colorful gift that is great for anyone on your list this year. A natural wreath will get you outside collecting organic elements, and when assembled it is a delightfully simple gift for the nature lovers in your family.
Handmade gifts are always well received and can often be more special to the receiver than a store-bought present. The time it takes to craft something with your hands lends extra love and importance to your gifting, making the season even brighter and more merry for everyone!
How to turn your backyard into a winter wonderland 2
When the weather outside is frightening, it's a perfect time to create a winter wonderland in your own backyard! There is nothing more magical than twinkling lights, elegant ice creations, and artfully adorned trees to delight and captivate your family and guests. Once you create your own wonderland, you may even want to host a Hot Chocolate party to celebrate!
It's amazing how illumination can transform and bedazzle even the most ordinary areas. To add subtle ambiance, string little white Christmas lights in your bushes and trees or across fence tops – you can even drape them across the whole yard! You can also make light jars by stuffing light strings into big glass jars and placing them on your doorsteps. Wrap tree trunks by spiraling lights on each branch or wrapping them around giant snowballs for a charming, glowing effect.
Frozen water is a quintessential element of a magical winter scene. You can add the enchantment of frozen diamonds in several easy ways that will turn your yard from dull to dazzling in a moment. Ice candles are easy to set on fence tops or along a path; they are are sparkly and easy to make, and the ice causes the light to glow in an ethereal way.
You can also make ice bubbles by blowing soap bubbles outside when the temperature is below 32 degrees – it makes for an absolutely delightful finished product, and is something even the kids would have fun doing!
Balloons also make great molds for freezing water; try using colored water, and when it is frozen you can simply frozen peel off the balloon and you have giant glass marbles to use anywhere that needs a little extra holiday cheer.
Who says ornaments are just for inside Christmas trees? Adorn bare swooping tree branches with large Christmas ornaments to turn the ordinary into extraordinary. Another idea is a twist on the classic wreath: make it from ice! A Bundt pan becomes a simple mold for a luminous circlet embedded with color from winter berries or crabapples; you can hang the wreaths from tree trunks or use them as elegant tops for snow sculptures.
If you live in an area with a lot of snow, give your kids the task of sculpting snow animals to fill the yard with winter friends. A quick trip o the craft store will yield items like googly eyes and reindeer antlers – the perfect finishing touches to help bring their creations to life.
The most important decoration in your winter wonderland, however, will be you! Don your prettiest winter gear: fuzzy hats and fur muffs, knitted gloves and colorful scarves, and take that holiday family photo that you've been longing for!