Christmas Morning Delight for the Kids

by Petia Mitchell Posted on December 05, 2013

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Christmas mornings are amazing, especially when kids are involved. Sure, opening gifts is the main focus, but it’s over so fast. I like to extend the fun a little. Every year I think of creative ways to make Christmas morning even more memorable for my kids.

This year I chose to customize some darling plates and mugs with their photo, monogram and name, to add flair and festivity to their Christmas morning breakfast. My kids are at an age where they like to ‘claim’ things as their own, so this was just so special and perfect. And easy!

Holiday Plates and Mugs

I chose the French Bistro melamine Plate by Shutterfly. The classic feel of the black & white design appealed to me.  And, since the plates are customizable, I added a playful text “mom’s bistro” through the middle, and of course, a photo of each kid. I kept the photos B&W to keep with the classic theme.

Holiday Plates and Mugs

The next item on my list was the mug. Sutterfly has many options, but the Monogram Black Mug was just the right match to the melamine plates. The 11oz size is also just perfect for kids’ small hands.  I continued my stylish classic theme by adding B&W photos once again, and customizing with a monogram in white. Easy-peasy and beautiful!

Holiday Plates and Mugs

In fact, I can see making more of these for friends & family, filling them with goodies and spreading good will & cheer throughout the season.

Holiday Plates and Mugs

I’m very pleased that chic customizable options , such as these plates & mugs from Shutterfly, are now so readily available & so easy to do.

Holiday Plates and Mugs

I think I have accomplished my goal & my kids will have a classic festive pancake breakfast on their custom plates, come Christmas morning. And they’ll sip milk or hot chocolate from their very own mugs. I can’t imagine a more darling picture of a special morning!
Happy Holidays!


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I'm mom to my adorable and energetic twins, and I’m married to an amazing husband and father. I’m a lover of photography, vintage anything, driving with the windows down, and cake. I believe with all my heart in the gift of an ordinary day & try to live my life by inhabiting the moment whenever possible.

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