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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Get Advice from our “Sleepover Central” Girls to Make Your Sleepovers Fun and Fabulous

Our Everything Sleepover section is stuffed full of ideas and goodies to make your sleepovers wonderful.  We have introduced our  “Sleepover Central Girls” who are all set to answer your prickly questions and help make your sleepovers fun and fabulous.  Add your questions here and be sure to share any of your favorite sleepover games, snacks and tips.

Dear Sleepover Central Girls,

Whenever I have a sleepover with these two girls they always end up fighting. But if I don’t invite them to my sleepover or invite one and not the other, they get mad at me. What should I do?

We can see you are in a tough situation. Why don’t you try talking to your friends and let them know how you feel about them fighting. If thy are truly your friends, they will listen to you. You should try once more inviting them both to your sleepover, but this time try to keep them away from each other. Like make sure they are not sleeping next to each other and that they are in different groups in games and activities. If that does not work be honest with them and tell them that you cannot continue to invite them to sleepovers if they keep fighting. If they ignore this and continue to fight then they are not being very good friends and do not deserve to be invited back!

I made a new friend at school and I invited her to a sleepover. But she never invited me over to her house after that. Did I do something wrong at the sleepover or does she just not want to be my friend?

Don’t worry if she has not invited you over yet. She may just be shy or her parents might not like her to have people over as much as yours do. There might be things that you don’t know going on at her house that she does not want you to see. Don’t worry that you did something wrong, why don’t you try inviting her over again, and maybe she will be more willing to invite you over once you get to know her some more.

Whenever I have a sleepover, my younger brother always bothers us. My parents don’t understand that I don’t want him bothering me and my friends. How can I get him to leave us alone?

Here is a good idea, you can sit your parents down and talk to them about this. Tell them what has been going on at sleepovers with your younger brother and tell them how you feel about it. They should understand. Although they may not tie him up in his room during all your sleepovers like you would want, they will probably talk to him and keep him busy with other activities while you are having your sleepover. Good luck.

Whenever I have a sleepover my mom always makes us go to bed by 10:00. When I go to sleepovers at my friends houses we always get to stay up till at least midnight. How can I get my mom to let us stay up later?

Tell your mom how you feel and why you think you should get to stay up later. Try and make a compromise with her. For example say you will get into your sleeping bags at 10 but maybe you can stay up watching a movie. If you act mature and suggest compromises when talking to your mom, she will probably agree.

Whenever I have my friend’s sleepover we always like to play with my stuff but then when they go home they leave my room and house a huge mess. Then I always get in trouble and my parents make me clean it up. What should I do?

The next time you are playing with your stuff during a sleepover, beg your friends to help you clean it up before they all go home. If you end up having to clean up the place after everyone goes, well, just think, wasn’t it worth it!

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