Is Getting Personalized Christmas Stockings Worthwhile?
Personalizing a Christmas stocking takes some research and effort but the rewards are awesome.
During Christmas holidays all the stores are stocked with Christmas decorations. Christmas stockings are part of this great display. However most stores do not offer those Christmas stockings personalized.
One of the reasons for that is because personalizing any items requires skilled craftsman who would master that particular craft of engraving the names or initials on the holiday items.
Thus you need to look for specialty stores that are experts in transforming everyday items into personalized masterpieces. It’s not like you can walk into any store and get a personalized Christmas stocking even during holidays.
So it requires some effort to put personalized Christmas stocking set together. If you do find a set of your favorite Christmas stockings, which you love in a regular retail store or a department store, then you may want to buy your Christmas stocking in a regular store and then find a local embroidery shop and ask them if they can personalize your Christmas stockings on their embroidery machines. Sometime the embroidery shop will do that for you and they usually charge pretty penny, often times you would pay more for the customizing of your stocking that you paid for the stocking. The shop will also tell you that they cannot guarantee their work because you brought in your own items so if anything happens during the customizing process and your item gets damaged, the loss is your responsibility. Some shops, which specialize in embroidery will not embroider on items brought by the customers because of the possible liability in case the item gets damaged.
So your best bet is to locate a shop, which specializes in personalized Christmas stockings. Those companies are experts in putting names or initials on the specific Christmas stockings they sell. Embroidering on any garment, stocking, fabric, shirt takes certain amount of experimenting before you get all the aspects of customizing that item in totally perfect way. In such process a bunch of items gets ruined at first but the embroidery shop then ends up with a perfectly embroidered personalized Christmas stockings. If you purchase your stockings from such specialty shop, you would certainly be pleased.
One of the issues you may face is that you may not be able to find a custom embroidery shop that specialized in personalized Christmas stockings locally. So your next best thing is to do catalog shopping or buy your personalized Christmas stockings online. One drawback of buying from catalog or online merchants is that you cannot see the Christmas stocking in person. Sometimes pictures of the item may look slightly different than they look in person. This may be because your computer monitor brightness and color may be slightly adjusted away from standard settings. If you are really particular about color schemes and what the item looks like in person, you may need to see if the online or catalog merchant offers to ship you blank items first so you can preview them and then you would just pay for shipping both ways, return the items and switch it for a personalized stockings.
We have just started uploading videos of our personalized Christmas stockings so you would be able to preview the stockings in most complete way before you make your purchasing decision.
As you can see getting personalized Christmas stockings for you and your family may become quite a project. It requires advanced planning and some research. The good news is that there are many stores online which specialize in Christmas stockings and some, like us, can take your order online and ship it to you in 24 or 48 hours tops. Expedited and express shipping options further make it possible for you to get your personalized stockings in no time.
There is a big difference between plain stocking and a Christmas stocking with your name on it. Plain Christmas stocking is just a wrap for some stocking stuffers. A Christmas stocking with a name becomes an awesome part of your holiday decor, sometimes even a crowning jewel of your holiday living room decor. You can stuff the stockings in advance and just watch your kids beaming with anticipation of Christmas Eve or Christmas day so they can dive into those stockings and discover the goodies they hold. Tastefully embroidered Christmas stockings on your fireplace mantle, windowsill or wall are a focal point for your holiday visitors.
You may just hear: “These are gorgeous stockings, where did you get those?”