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6 Ways to Make Your Holiday More Joyful

We agree that holiday time is “the most wonderful time of the year”, but let’s face it, it can get stressful. With presents to buy, busy social calendars, cookies to make, cards to write – there’s a lot on our plates this time of the year.

But we say it doesn’t have to be so stress-filled, if you set the intention to add more fun to your holiday. Here’s our list of some things you can do to add the joy back into your holiday:

1. Holiday Music

One of the things that makes Christmas music so special is that it’s only on for a few weeks during the year. So take advantage! Don’t forget to cue up your favorite holiday station on i-tunes or Pandora while you’re cooking, wrapping presents, or looking for a parking spot at the mall. Look into local holiday concerts put on by schools, churches, or other area organizations and go listen!

2. Christmas Tea

Find an area restaurant that serves British high tea. Invite your best friend (or a group of friends) and get dolled up in your holiday best. This can become a really fun annual tradition!

3. Bake Cookies with Kids

We can get so busy ticking things off our to do list that we forget the fun! So instread  staying up past midnight madly baking, set aside a fun afternoon to bake cookies with your kids. They’ll love helping you mix ingredients and decorate. They will appreciate the extra time with you during the holidays!

4. Take One Thing Off Your List

We know you’ve overbooked yourself – we all do it. Take a look at your calendar and take at least one thing off your list. Here’s a hint how to do this, either delegate it, cancel it, or reschule after the holidays.

5. Sparkle!

Add something fun to your wardrobe that reminds you of the spirit of the season. Here are some of our favorites: a red plaid scarf, a shimmery top, sparkly earrings, or that wacky Christmas sweater!

6. Something Special

Do something totally special (and secret) just for you. Go get a bright red manicure. Indulge in an hour long massage. What about that one thing you really want? Buy it for yourself!  We won’t tell…

6 Ways to Make Your Holiday More Joyful


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There’s still time…

Finishing up your holiday shopping? We’ve got just what you need to get the job done!

Shop pajamas until midnight tonight (EST), choose overnight shipping, and receive your PJs by Christmas eve!

Need some ideas in a hurry? Well, you know us…we’re always happy to share our suggestions:

Holiday PJs, Robes, & Nightshirts – you can’t go wrong with something cozy AND festive!

Pajamas for Animal Lovers  – dogs, cats, chickens, monkeys…we’ve got them all…

Love+Grace – our favorite new pajama line with fun patterns and super soft fabric!

Gift Pillows & Warm Blankets – a great choice when you’re unsure of their size.

Gifts by Price Range – shop gifts by price!

There you have it…happy shopping!


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Happy Thanksgiving!

We’re popping in today to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and to share a few inspirations for the day…

Here’s a beautiful story about how one woman found happiness through gratitude and how she cultivates gratitude in her everyday life.

David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar’s inspirational talk on how happiness is rooted in gratitude.

The Power of Gratitude: 4 Ways to Develop an Attitude of Gratitude



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Give Mom a Pajama Day!

by Becky Boyd, The Pajama Company Editor

“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” – Jessica Lange

So true!  Our mothers do soooo much for us.  That’s why Mother’s Day is our chance to turn the tables back to Mom.  For at least one day make her the center of the universe again!

How about treating the Mom in your life to a Pajama Day this year?  This is a day where Mom can lounge all day in her favorite pjs and not worry about a thing.  She can stay home and relax, and the fun comes to her.  No cooking, no cleaning, no running around.

There are so many nice things you can do for her to create a wonderful and relaxing day.  But we encourage you to think about what she really loves and needs so you can create a really special day for her.  Get creative!

Here are some ideas:

Movie-Loving Moms

Is she a movie buff?  Gather her favorite snacks and have a movie marathon day with her.  You might even treat her to a luxurious throw blanket, a copy of her favorite movie, and some gourmet organic popcorn!

The Book Worm

Would she prefer to have quiet time to read and perhaps a meal with the family later?  Drop off a gift basket for her in the morning with a cozy new pair of pajamas, some herbal tea, and the latest release from her favorite author.  Come back later and cook her a delicious meal!

Stressed-Out Mom

Is she a super stressed Mom who could really use some intense relaxation?  Buy her an in-home massage.  There are lots of massage businesses that will come right to your home, so check out the options in your local area.  Top it off with one of these awesome robes and a new pair of slippers for a day of luxury!

The New Mom

Is she a new Mom and really could just use a day of restful sleep without having to care for the baby?  Take the family out and give her some much needed quiet time.  Before you go, outfit her with everything she needs to get some good zzzzzzz’s: a great nightshirt, some cute and cozy socks, and an eye mask.  Come back later and surprise her with a bright bouquet of flowers!

Now its your turn!  Tell us in the comments below what you do for your Mom on Mother’s Day!

Photo Credit: Sky Noir via Compfight cc

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Results Are In: Flapjacks Most Popular In November

For months, our adult footies have by far been the most popular item at our store. But something changed in November, and a new item challenged the footy reign.

Now that the month is over, the results are in. Flapjacks, the wonderfully-retro long john pajama, have moved into the lead.

These onseies with the “bear bottom” that come in adult and children sizes were the most popular item bought at The Pajama Company in November. Now the question is, will they continue to hold the lead in December?

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