We just received another great review by a happy mother. Our customers love our personalized animal lovies by Angel Dear. With cuddly soft material and fun animal heads, what’s not to love? The blankets are only $13 and you can add personalization for $12 more. They make excellent gifts for any expecting baby.
Ashley Szeremet over at Spit Up is the New Black received a personalized Pink Angel Dear bear for her little girl that she absolutely loves! Check out some of these pics and video of her adorable little girl.
What a beautiful little girl enjoying her own personalized blanket. These blankets become some good friends for these children, and bring so much joy. We’re so happy another little girl and mother can enjoy these play friends together!
Go to Ahsley’s site and you can enter a giveaway we are offering for your very own Angel Dear blankie.Filed under Baby Blankets, Giveaways | Comment (0)
Did I hook with you the title? Good! It sounds a little odd, I know. But, believe it or not, there are non-blood sucking capitalists that exist out there, who aren’t only trying to destroy the world with their greed. I am one of them. And while I’m not going to keep you from stopping by our little shop and picking up a personalized blanket or two, I do want to say this. There are reasons that exist to NOT buy a baby blanket. In the words of Rhett and Link, “let’s talk about that.”
Ok, so here’s the story. Recently, we had a customer call in who was in a real pickle. Her daughter’s day care had accidentally sent her baby blanket home with the wrong owner. No big deal right? Wrong!!! If you’ve ever had a 2 year old, you know the hell that was about to break loose. In short, the child flipped out, was screaming bloody murder, and was all in all not very cool about losing her blankie.
So, here’s what happens next. The mom goes online and tries to find a replacement for the blanket. And, through the wonderful gift of the interwebs, she found our website. She matches the daughter’s blanket, and places the order. Woo hoo! Good for us, right? Well, here is where it took a little twist. The mom called our customer service representative, and wanted to clarify when the blanket would be shipped. One problem was that this blanket was not one we have in stock. It ships from one of our partners and takes a little longer than usual to get to our customers. (Side note – when you run a small business with small margins, you have to test out vendors sometimes. Once the demand is high enough, we order the blankets and keep them in house for personalization and faster shipping). This was not good news for the mom.
Meanwhile, daughter is in full meltdown mode. Now, I don’t know if you have kids or not. I have a 2 1/2 year old and a 6 month old boy. To me, there is not any doubt in my mind that God made the sound of children’s screaming and crying so freaking unbearable that a parent will do ANYTHING to make it stop. I remember my older brother telling me this when I was an uncle with no kids. I kind of shrugged it off. Now that I have 2 of my own, I understand fully. By the way, smart move by God. It keeps us parents on our toes because we will do everything we can to limit that sound, which usually means good things for our children.
I mention that to say that I understand this mother’s plight. But, here is where the story becomes a bit uncool. My customer service rep, who is the bomb diggity at her job and a real sweetheart, went over and beyond helping this customer out. She politely passed on all of the information she had on the situation, and did her best to rush the order. However, this was not good enough for the mother. (I’m normally not in the habit of defaming customers, but wait for it, there’s a lesson to be learned here.) Instead, Mom called our rep and with child screaming into the phone, demanded that the blanket show up that night. Uh … what? You want us to personalize a blanket and guarantee it by tonight??? After making my rep listen to the screaming, she then said that her daughter’s crying was our fault. Yes, our fault.
I will say this. My employee had more patience than I. I know the customer is always supposed to be right, but uh, there’s a limit to that. Now let me say again that I empathize with this mother. Screaming children are not easy to task. They certainly push me to my limit, and I’ve gone beyond my patience limit before. If you have kids, you know what I am saying.
Now, the point. When should we NOT buy a baby blanket? Here’s the deal, many of these blankets are sold as “security” blankets. In fact, we have a whole category of them on our website. They are very popular. Why? They help soothe a child. They give them a sense of familiarity, comfort and peace. There are tons of studies about this kind of thing. And, most of them are all legit. Again, I’m a blanket salesman who sells security blankets. I think they can be a great thing.
But, like all good things, you can have too much. And here is that limit. When a child is so dependent on a security blanket, or a pacifier, or a boob, or a toy, or anything, then as a parent, it’s our job to step in and help this child through that dependency issue. If their security is literally found in that thing, then what are we teaching our kids? That things can satisfy? That we have safety and security in material items? I suppose some people may transpire to this train of thought, but I do not. I think that is a lie. I believe as a parent that it is our role to actually teach our children that this world is hard. That it’s going to knock you around. That, you are going to get bruises. And you know what? We can’t trust in most of what this world offers as security.
This is my owner personal point of view. So, take it or leave it. But, I believe that the only security we can find in this world is with the one who created the world. Everything else is simply an illusion of safety.
Ok Eric, you’ve made a pretty large leap from a child crying about not having their blankie to discussing theology.
Yes, I have, but I don’t think the two are very far apart. The Lord said this to Abraham in Genesis 18:
For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.
We have a mighty role to play for God here on earth. Our calling as parents is a massive undertaking. Our job is to train our children to keep the way of the Lord. It’s an extremely noble calling, and a very hard, hard job. Sometimes, that might mean taking the security blanket away. Sometimes, it may mean not even buying it all.Filed under Education | Comment (0)
It’s been an amazing year for us. The Lord has blessed us with our second son, Corin Solomon Sztanyo. He was born on August 2nd, and has been such a pleasure. His big brother, Emil, loves him dearly. And we just have to keep an eye on giving him too many hugs! Adjusting to two boys has been challenging, but we feel incredibly blessed to have both of them in our lives.
BlanketMyBaby has had a great year as well. We are never going to be Amazon or Wal-Mart, but we are happy doing what we do best, providing a wonderful baby blanket selection at a low cost. More and more, our customer base has been craving personalized blankets. So, we work hard to offer a great selection of blankets to choose from that can all have a personal touch to them. My Blankee and Angel Dear lovies are certainly among some of our bestsellers.
As we enter into this holiday season, we just wanted to take a minute to count our blessings. We are grateful for our boys, our health, our family, and our Lord. We hope you take the time to stop and be thankful as well. Don’t drive yourself crazy trying to appease everyone with all the Christmas bustle. Take some time to enjoy the gift that God has given us – his son, Jesus. Emmanuel, God had come to live with us. Praise him!
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Blanket My Baby is proud to announce a brand new line of animal pillows on our website from Angel Dear. Our animal lovie line has been an extremely popular product with our customer base. Why? We offer a huge selection of different animals to choose from. You can get a frog, monkey, elephant, lion, tiger, bear, bunny, zebra, hippo, cat, cow, lamb, dinosaur, robot, monster, giraffe and the list goes on and on. Now, to go along with these cuddly security blankets, we are offering plush curved pillows with the same animals as friends.
Not only are the pillows a super cute and cuddly gift on their own, but we also offer embroidery on the pillows so that you can get a personalized animal pillow for yourself or as a gift. Personalization is what helps make a good gift great. We love personalizing blankets and pillows for our customers because it makes the gift that much more special. Little girls and boys love to carry around a blanket or pillow with their name. It’s something they can be proud of, and it represents just a little bit who they are. If you are looking for an extra special gift for a baby shower coming up, we recommend you check out our entire personalized line of products, which now include these adorable Angel Dear curved pillows. By the way, you won’t find them cheaper anywhere else on the net.
Here are just a few details about the pillows themselves. They are 17 inches by 16 inches by 4 inches. So, they are just the right size. The pillows are a perfect size for car seats, strollers and travel. And they are so soft, you won’t want to stop touching them. The material is 100% poly microfiber, but it is cashmere soft. Here is another huge plus. The covers of the pillows are removable and machine washable! Hooray! No more stinky, grimy, greasy pillow cases! The removable pillow cover is a mom’s best friend. As mentioned before, the pillows match Angel Dear blankies perfectly. You can choose the same animal friends, or build your little zoo! One extra note, the pillows are not intended to be left in a crib.
Below, check out all of the adorable Angel Dear pillows we have to offer, and be sure to pick yours up today!Personalized | Tags: angel dear pillows, personalized pillow | Comment (0)
Well, it’s been a while since we’ve made any personal updates on the blog, so I thought I’d take a moment to share with our BlanketMyBaby.com fans a little bit about what’s going on with us.
In the past, you’ve seen plenty of pictures of our first son, Emil. He is doing wonderful and is the absolute joy of our life. This past weekend, we took a trip up to Chicago. Here’s a picture of Emil playing at Oak Street Beach.
He had an absolute blast! It wasn’t technically his first beach, but the first beach he got to play in the waves in for a bit. Emil seems to be learning new words every day. He absolutely loves Elmo. Though, Mickey Mouse has made a strong surge of late. He can sing “Hot dog, hot dog, hot diggity dog!” with the best of them. Emil will be turning 2 in September, and he is growing up so fast. That’s good, because he has to learn how to be a big brother!
We are expecting our second child in late July. I can’t believe we haven’t posted that yet on the blog, but it’s been a crazy few months. We feel tremendously blessed to have another child on the way. The psalmist puts it this way in Psalm 127:
3Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
4 Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are children born in one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
They will not be put to shame
when they contend with their opponents in court.
Amen! We cannot wait to meet this second blessing! Just like our first birth, we are going to be surprised on the gender of the baby. Both Mom and Dad like waiting. The only problem is that we have to pick out two names, which does not seem to be an easy task for us. One thing we know is that this baby will have plenty of love from his family, and just like Emil, plenty of baby blankets too!
BlanketMyBaby.com continues to be a joy for us to own. We love that we can provide quality gifts and share a bit in the celebration of babies with moms all over the country and even the world! This last year, we’ve worked to improve our personalized blanket selection because we consistently get feedback that our customers love to personalize their gifts. We agree that they make wonderful baby gifts.
Well, I guess that’s all for now. We hope that you had a great Memorial Day weekend and that you are gearing up for the summer to come! Thanks for all of your support for our store!
- Eric & Witni
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We love Mothers! This year’s Mother’s Day falls on May 13th, and often times it is difficult to come up with a good idea for gift. We’re here to help you out.
Overall, Moms just want to feel loved and appreciated on Mother’s Day. A great way to show them love is to give them a great present! The best gift givers are those who listen carefully and intently to the subtle hints that a person may give throughout the year. That person might not come out and say, “I want “x” present”, but there may be other hints you can pick up on. Perhaps there is a home appliance that has been giving her trouble. Perhaps she was talking about a concert or play that was coming into town. Perhaps she just seems exhausted and needs a bit of rest and pampering. You know your wife or mother best. Pay attention. Pick up on the cues, and you can give a wonderful Mother’s Day gift.
Flowers and a card are great, but to have an absolutely wonderful Mother’s Day present, think through ideas that are unique and personalized to her. Here is a list of gifts she may love and may jog your creativity:
- A dinner at her favorite restaurant
- Plants for the garden
- A new appliance
- A walk in the park
- A personalized poem or song
- A drawing
- 2 hours of quality time
- A luxurious manicure and pedicure
- Jewelry (never hurts)
- A music album of her favorite artist
- A hike on a local trail
- A trip to the beach
- Breakfast in bed
- Doing the dishes
- Washing the car (service is great!)
- A framed photo
Hopefully, these help you come up with some creative ideas. Again, the important thing to remember is to give your mother a gift that is from the heart. Show her that you care. Show her that she is appreciated and loved. The gift does not have to be expensive. It just needs to show her that you honor all that she does, and you want to celebrate this day with her!
When it comes to shopping for personalized baby blankets, the price tag can add up in a hurry. You can easily spend $50, $75, $100 or more on this personal gift, especially if you are in a pinch for time. Often times, when you buy online, you find a lot of a sites selling the blankets who also add additional costs. For example, you might have to pay extra for a message, or for a certain font, or for Priority shipping.
At Blanketmybaby.com, we are constantly working on improving our personalization blanket options for our customers, and we are trying to do so without breaking the bank. One of our most popular options for personalization our Angel Dear blankies. These security blankets are a bit smaller (12 x 12 inches), but they are intended to be a comforting friend for a child. The blankets have a cute animal head and also a cuddly blanket portion, which make them irresistible with babies and toddlers. We offer personalization on a wide assortment of Angel Dear blankets, for a price that won’t break the bank. You can get these lovies on our site for $13, and have it personally embroidered for $12 more. So, the entire lovable gift is priced at a reasonable $25. Here are a few options:
We have a huge assortment of Angel Dear lovies that include tigers, lions, bears, monsters, kitty cats, dogs, monkeys, giraffes, zebras, hippos, elephants, mice and more. It’s like your own little personalized zoo!
Beyond our Angel Dear personalized blankets, another good option if you are looking for a gift on the cheap is our Swaddle Designs lovie line. Although the cost is cheap, these blankets are high quality and adorable. In fact, they are the choice of several celebrities, including Angelina Jolie. We have several Swaddle Designs styles to choose from, and everyone can be embroidered with a font and thread color of your choice.
White Mini Mod -
Polka dots -
Plush Dots -
and many more.
These blankets go for $14.95 on our site, which is already a 12% discount savings on the regular retail price. For personalization, these serve as a cheap option for a total of $26.95. You certainly are not breaking the bank with these options, and they will be a huge hit with whoever is receiving the gift.
So, if you need a baby shower gift for cheap, or any other personalized gift for a baby, be sure to check us out. We offer excellent gifts at affordable prices.Filed under Baby Blankets, Personalized | Tags: angel dear, cheap personalized baby blankets, swaddle designs | Comment (0)
Moms everywhere are taking notice of BlanketMyBaby.com and our great baby blankets. The latest mom to provide a glowing review of our blankets is Bragging Mommy Heidi over at TheBraggingMommy.com. Heidi did a review on our personalized blankets by Swaddle Designs. These blankets are an affordable an excellent gift for your own child or for a baby shower. And if you don’t want to crochet your own baby blanket, then we recommend going with a personalized baby blanket. The embroidery is a great way to show extra thought and care while saving you time of having to make your own baby blanket.
If you are a mommy blogger and you are interested in reviewing one of our products, contact us at email@example.com. We are happy to provide you with a sample of our products to review and spread the goodness of BMB to all of your lovely fans and followers. We’re happy to get the word out about our great blankets and products. We’ve been satisfying happy mommies and babies since 2008, and we are constantly improving our product line and service to our customers.
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Blanket My Baby is now offering baby bedding from Glenna Jean! We have worked a deal out with this phenomenal manufacturer of luxurious baby bedding to bring you their top products at excellent prices. We are offering discounts and sales on all of our bed sets. Currently, we are offering four and five piece bed sets, but if you want to accessorize with the pillows, mobiles, curtains, chairs and everything else, just let us know. We are working furiously hard at uploading all of these terrific bedding sets and bringing them to you on sale for low prices.
Below, you’ll find a picture of the Glenna Jean Ava crib bedding set. This luxurious crib set normally sells for $577, but we are bringing it to you for 10% off at $519. If you find a lower price on the internet for this bed set, we’ll match it. Now, you can have the luxury and style of a celebrity nursery with this beautifully hand designed, Made In America bed set.
Enjoy! And look for more Glenna Jean bedding sets to come out soon!
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Our customers have been asking for them, and now they are here. We now have the wonderful chic and luxurious My Blankee blankets in stroller size that are available for personalization. Our Dot Velour blankets, which are our bestselling My Blankee blankets can be embroidered with your child’s name for an extra touch of love.
The blankets are a large 30 x 35 inches for much more cuddly goodness. Previously, our security sized blankets were available for personalization, but now we have expanded our selection to include these larger blankets. Take these stroller blankets for walks, to the park, or just for playing around the house and tucking you in your crib.
We offer the blankets in blue, pink, or green perfect for boys, girls or a surprise gender neutral baby. Shop for you or for a loved one today!
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