I knew exactly what I was getting into when I did it. It was a conscious decision, and one that I made all on my own. I have no one to blame but myself. When I decided to take the uber popular girl’s name Ava, add a Y to it for flavor, and call my child “Ayva”, I sealed her fate for the rest of her life. She’ll never be able to walk into a gift shop at an amusement park and purchase a ready made personalized item. It’s just not going to happen. Since I don’t believe Ayva should have to pay for mY choice, I am committed to buying her any adorable thing that I can get her name on. Well, hello, Personal Creations!
Personal Creations makes personalized gifts for any occasion that you can think of. They have all sorts of cool items for men, women, children, the home, and more. Really, anything you need for any occasion, they can make extra special by adding a photo, name, monogram, special message, or any other personal touch you can think of. Since Ayva has so much going on this year with moving up to a different preschool class, our upcoming wedding, and lots of travel, Terrence and I have been looking for something special to give her to celebrate how well she’s been handling all of these changes.
We were able to find exactly what we were looking for on the Personal Creations website. Their totally cute Rag Doll Backpack was perfect! Not only is functional, the backpack is the exact right size for our preschooler to put her treasures in, it’s also cuddly and sweet. The doll on the backpack is removable, and, get this, they had a little Black girl! So, in addition to personalizing the backpack with Ayva’s name, the doll actually reminds her of herself! The Rag Doll Backpack also comes in other nationalities, and I appreciate that Personal Creations understands that all children are different.
The backpack is very well made, too. The fabric is a quilted cotton, and the doll is attached with sturdy snaps. The backpack straps are nice and strong, and the nylon doll with yarn hair was obviously assembled with care. Ayva’s name is printed directly on the doll’s shirt, and I’m not worried at all about it rubbing off. It’s not one of those cheap iron on deals, it’s personalized for real!
If you’re like me and you ruined your child’s chances of finding personalized items on a whim, take a look around Personal Creation’s website. Right now, they’re even running a special until September 5th on the Rag Doll Back Packs! Enter the code RAGDOLL50 when you are checking out in the “special codes” box to get 50% off of the price, which makes the personalized backpack only $15! So, all of you unique baby name Mamas and Papas…get on it!