Bedtime Stories We Love

The bedside lamp is turned low, the covers form a cushy fortress of wool and knitted quilt, and the air is electric with anticipation. In a few moments, our parents or older relatives will crack the spine of our favorite bedtime story, opening a portal into a world we will never forget. No matter how old we become, the stories that are read to us as children remain in our memories until we pass those stories on to our children, forming a generational tapestry of imagination.

So it is with “Goodnight, Moon,” one of the most beautiful bedtime stories ever written. With spare, elegant prose, and lush illustrations that invite you to linger in the pages of the book long after you have fallen asleep, “Goodnight, Moon” is the story of a bunny rabbit who wishes every item in the house a good night’s rest. Simple, yet affecting, this book was originally published in 1947, and remains a staple of nighttime storytelling.

While still on a bunny rabbit theme, the adventures of “Bunnicula” are excellent bedtime fare for the slightly older child. The amusing stories of a vampire bunny, as told by the family’s dog Harold, will encourage kids to develop not only their imaginations, but their sense of humor and adventure.

Picture-based books, especially those that feature glossy, full color photographs or renderings of fantastic ancient cultures, will enrich a child’s dreams, and invigorate the desire to explore. “See Inside an Egyptian Town” features detailed cross-sections of ancient Egyptian dwellings, palaces, and pyramids. Nothing is more exciting than the sensation of being able to peer into the past, especially when that past involves such magnificent monuments and artifacts as ancient Egypt.

Despite the fact that the “The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire” was deemed to be suitable bedtime reading for the characters of the grandfather and grandchild in the television series “Mad Men,” analytical historical texts should not necessarily be employed as a way to put children to sleep. However, more complex fictional fare, such as Madeline L’Engle’s “A Wrinkle in Time” can make for quite exciting bedtime reading for exceptionally advanced children. A child will never forget the experience of reading an entire novel, night by night.

No matter the specific book, bedtime stories instill in us a feeling of being loved. To read, and be read to, is an experience that stays with us long after the lights have been turned off.

Here are a few of our featured bedtime stories just for kids:

Bear Snores On is a sweet story about a bear who just loves to sleep $16

It’s Too Soon is about a little bunny who isn’t quite ready for bed $14.95

Little Quack’s Bedtime is about bedtime for Widdle, Waddle, Piddle, Puddle and Little Quack  $14.95

The Life of Pajamas is about how one very special pair of pajamas spends the day $11

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Footie Fun

Footed pajamas are often thought of as night wear for small kids, but both teens and adults are now wearing footies again!  Many older people like footie pajamas because they bring back memories of the fun they had in their childhood. Historians disagree on the history of the footed pajama. Some say they were brought from Persia in the 1800s, while others claim India was the place of origin and that they were brought to the West in 1880. The word “pajama” itself according to linguists originates from an Indian word meaning “leg clothes.”Pajamas rapidly grew in popularity in Europe where they helped people stay warm during the cold winter nights. By 1898, footed pajamas were advertised for sale in London, and their popularity continued to grow from that point.So why are footie pajamas so warm? Well, the fact that the pajamas are one-piece helps prevent heat from escaping too far from the body. With non-footie pajamas there are a lot of “vents” that allow the warmth generated by the human body to dissipate. The footie traps this warmth and allows it to circulate throughout the inside of the pajama area including around the feet. Since the feet are often the first thing to get cold, the footie pajama was really a blessing in helping people get to sleep in cold climates. Even in the modern age with our centrally heated homes, we can still use footed pajamas to help keep the heating bill lower while still sleeping comfortably.  In fact, saving electricity on heating also has the added benefit of reducing our impact on the environment.

While footed pajamas were originally popular with people of all ages, they eventually became worn mainly by children because of their sensitivity to the cold. However, teens and adults are again taking to these comfortable pajamas both for their warmth, and because they bring back cherished memories from their youth. Footed pajamas are just plain fun for all ages.  We think you will love our great selection of footies from Big Feet Pajama Company, Footzies and Snug as a Bug.

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The Pajama Company Announces Father’s Day Special

The Pajama Company, the popular online retailer of sleepwear, gifts, and accessories announces the exclusive sale of the Father’s Day Luxury Bundle.

Available online at www.thepajamacompany.com, the Father’s Day Luxury Bundle combines relaxation and indulgence in the perfect present to show appreciation for every dad this year.

The Pajama Company offers a wide selection of pajamas in every fabric and style, as well as robes, tee shirts, boxers, and gifts.  Shoppers can find a variety of suggested gifts for Father’s Day under the “Just for Dad” section online at www.thepajamacompany.com.

For an extra $35, The Pajama Company will send Dad “The Boss Bar” 3.5oz dark chocolate bar from trendy Bloomsberry & Co, a classic “Adirondack” diner mug from always fun Life is good and a “Father Mows Best” card also from Life is good.  All these goodies are bundled into a fresh white 100% cotton “Happy Father’s Day” pillowcase and tied with a red bow.

“Giving Dad a wonderful pajama, robe or boxer is just that much better when bundled with a few extra goodies sure to make him smile.  Small gifts are fun to give and are a great way to show Dad how much you care this year,” says Ellie Badanes, The Pajama Company founder and president. “With a bundle you’re not just showing your love, but you’re also giving the gift of comfort, luxury, and relaxation.  I can’t think of a better gift than that!”

The Pajama Company will be offering the luxury bundle online until Father’s Day on June 20.

About the Pajama Company

The Pajama Company was founded in 2004 with a mission to spread happiness through pajamas.  At www.thepajamacompany.com shoppers can find a selection of 20 brands of pajamas for men, women, and children and a large variety of gifts and accessories.

For more information on The Pajama Company or on Father’s Day Luxury Bundles or to schedule an interview with founder Ellie Badanes please contact media@thepajamacompany.com or call 877 757 4386.

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Pajama Happiness at The End of The Day

It’s been another long, hard day. You fought your boss over an unreasonable deadline, fought the lines at the grocery store, and fought traffic to get back home. You’ve been fighting a headache all day, and now you have to fight to get the kids to do their homework, eat their veggies and get in the shower.

But then, finally, the kids are in bed. You pull your pajamas from the drawer and slip them on, savoring their soft, comfy feel. You finish the ensemble with a pair of fuzzy socks and then drop, exhausted, into the recliner in the living room. You curl up under a blanket to your favorite book or television show and feel the stresses of the day melting away.

Is there anything more blissful than slipping into your favorite pair of pajamas at the end of a trying day? Whatever your personal preferences – cool cotton, cozy flannels, pj pant with tee, footies or lounger sets; gentle, subdued tones or bright, vivid colors – there is just something about pajamas that makes you happy.

Perhaps it’s the feel of the pajamas, the fabric rubbing against your skin, cool in the summer and warm in the winter, arousing your senses. Maybe it’s the ritual: the predictable, routine winding down for bed at the end of the night counteracts the chaos of the day. Or it could be purely psychological – the very act of shedding the clothing of your hectic days and donning the attire of rejuvenating sleep puts your mind at ease, getting you ready for a gentle repose. More than likely, it’s a combination of all three.

Whatever the reasons, climbing into pajamas does indeed relax the tired muscles in your body and the slow competing thoughts racing through your brain. Pajamas wash away the realities of the day and replace them with your most favorite dreams, your stargazing fantasies.

In fact, when the pressures of life become overwhelming, have you ever spent an entire Saturday in your favorite pair of pajamas? It’s the ultimate defiance against the rest of the world, against everyone telling you what to do and how to do it. You decide how to live your life. You decide to enjoy an entire day curled up on the couch in the most comfortable fabric you can fathom. The stresses of the world fade away, and the day is yours to enjoy in your calming, happy pajamas!

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The Pajama Company Announces Mother’s Day Luxury Bundle

THE PAJAMA COMPANY ANNOUNCES MOTHER’S DAY SPECIAL

Popular online sleepwear invites customers to honor Mom’s with luxury bundles

The Pajama Company, the popular online retailer of sleepwear, gifts, and accessories announces the exclusive sale of the Mother’s Day Luxury Bundle.

Mother's Day Luxury Bundle

Available online at www.thepajamacompany.com, the Mother’s Day Luxury Bundle combines relaxation and indulgence in the perfect present to show appreciation for every mom this year.

The Pajama Company offers a wide selection of pajamas in every fabric and style, as well as robes, nightshirts, slippers, and spa accessories. Shoppers can find a variety of suggested gifts for Mother’s Day under the “Just For Mom” section online at www.thepajamacompany.com.

For an extra $35, The Pajama Company will send Mom a “Mother’s Little Helper” 3.5oz dark chocolate bar from trendy Bloomsberry & Co, a cooling and refreshing “Mint Eye Pillow” from Aroma Home and a “Born to be Wild” small cosmetics case from always fun Anne Taintor. All these goodies are bundled into a pretty white 100% cotton “Flower Pots” pillowcase and tied with a red bow.

"Mother's Little Helper" Chocolate Bar from Bloomsberry

"Mother's Little Helper" Chocolate Bar from Bloomsberry

Cooling Mint Eye Pillow from Aroma Home

Cooling Mint Eye Pillow from Aroma Home

"Born to be Wild" Cosmetics Pouch from Anne Taintor

“Giving Mom a wonderful pajama, robe or nightshirt is just that much better when bundled with a few extra goodies sure to make her smile. Small gifts are fun to give and are a great way to show Mom how much you care this year,” says Ellie Badanes, The Pajama Company founder and president. “With a bundle you’re not just showing your love, but you’re also giving the gift of comfort, luxury, and relaxation. As a mother myself, I can’t think of a better gift than that!”

The Pajama Company will be offering the luxury bundle online until Mother’s Day on May 9.

About the Pajama Company

The Pajama Company was founded in 2004 with a mission to spread happiness through pajamas. At www.thepajamacompany.com shoppers can find a selection of 20 brands of pajamas for men, women, and children and a large variety of gifts and accessories.

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For more information on The Pajama Company or on Mother’s Day Luxury Bundles or to schedule an interview with founder Ellie Badanes please contact media@thepajamacompany.com or call 877 757 4386.

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The Pajama Company Takes the Stage at Pre-Oscar Celebrity Gift Suite

The Pajama Company Takes the Stage at Pre-Oscar Celebrity Gift Suite
Celebrities enjoy pajamas from popular online sleepwear retailer

The Pajama Company Takes the Stage at Pre-Oscar Celebrity Gift  Suite New Canaan, CT, March 31, 2010 –(PR.com)– Celebrities declared their love for casual comfort at this year’s Connected pre-Oscar celebrity gift suite, where The Pajama Company, a leading online sleepwear retailer, shared its product.

Brimming with a selection of pajama pants, boxers, and nightshirts, The Pajama Company celebrated the Oscars, in pajamas, in the historic Universal Studios backlot surrounded by over a hundred of Hollywood’s old and new stars.

Ellie Badanes, founder and owner of The Pajama Company, said she was pleased, but not surprised, to find that even in Hollywood people enjoy a night in with pajamas.

Even in Hollywood, pajamas are no longer relegated to the bedroom. Several celebrities told Ellie they often wear their PJ’s out of the house.

“Whenever I film and I have to be on the set early, I leave the house in pajamas, and I will walk around and do my rehearsals in pajamas,” said actress Shar Jackson, who is best known for staring on UPN’s Moesha and more recently VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club.

Like many kids in America, teen celebrities said it is normal to wear pajamas to school or out shopping.

“We love to put on our pajamas and go to the mall,” said Allisyn Ashley Arm, of Disney Channel’s Sonny with a Chance.

Ellie said “Being in Hollywood for Oscars weekend was great fun made even better by our day sharing our pajamas with so many celebrities at the Connected Gift Suite. We loved the enthusiasm of all involved from the gorgeous teen and tween escorts to our fellow vendors to our celebrity guests. It was a wonderful pajama day.”

About the Pajama Company

The Pajama Company was founded in 2004 with a mission to spread happiness through pajamas. At www.thepajamacompany.com shoppers can find a selection of 25 brands of pajamas for men, women, and children and a large variety of gifts and accessories.

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The Pajama Company Has Spring Fever

Even though the thermometer reads 47 degrees today, we can’t help it…we have Spring Fever.  We have it bad.  Here are a few of our new pajamas from The Cat’s Pajamas, PJ Salvage, Hatley Nature.  We love the fresh colors and the beautiful cottons.   Spring is all about renewal, freshness and happy long days ahead.  We think pajamas spread a little happiness everyday.  Here are few of our favorites today:

"Anchors Away" from PJ Salvage

"Anchors Away" Pajama Pant from PJ Salvage $42

"Rosy Afternoon" Pajama Pant from Hatley Nature  $34

"Rosy Afternoon" Pajama Pant from Hatley Nature $34

"Donuts" from The Cat's Pajamas $86

"Donuts" from The Cat's Pajamas $86

And for the perfect oversized nightshirt that you want to wear all day, check out a few of our new styles from Emerson Street and Hatley Nature.  Which are your spring favorites?

"Ruff Night" Sleepshirt from Hatley Nature $29

"Ruff Night" Sleepshirt from Hatley Nature $29

"Bad Hair Day" Sleepshirt from Hatley Nature $29

"Bad Hair Day" Sleepshirt from Hatley Nature $29

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