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Trick or Treat – Spooky or Sweet?

“When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween” – Author Unknown.   Folks, it’s that time again – trick or treating is just around the corner, and Lillian Vernon has all your Halloween needs to do the holiday up right, whether you like to go dark and spooky or light and fun. Part of the fun of Halloween is dressing up in a costume of your choice and becoming whomever you want to be for a night. Go ultra-scary ...

Family Fun Month – Make the Most of the Last Days of Summer

“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” – William Shakespeare Yes, it’s true – summer is almost over, and August is Family Fun Month. How can you make the most of the last days of summer with the family, and make it a summer to remember? The tans may fade, but the memories of sweet times together don’t have to, especially if you rock the end of summer with some family fun. Don’t forget, Lillian Vernon’s line of  beach and backyard ...

Ready, Set, Get Back to School!

Believe it or not, back to school time is rapidly approaching. Are you and your household ready? So many things change once school begins that it’s a good idea to get a running start on some of those changes if you can. We’ve got a few ideas to share with you on methods for getting your home and family ready for those busy school days ahead. Spend one-on-one time with each child. Whether you have one child or several, each parent should ...

What’s in your 2019 Pool or Beach Bag?

What should be in a fully loaded pool or beach bag this year? Not just for the kids, but for mom and dad as well? Let’s start with the basics; every beach or pool bag needs a few essentials like: Beach towels Sunscreen Blanket or beach chair Hat Cover up Water bottle Snacks Bug spray Change of clothes First aid kit This year, why not step up your poolside or seaside game and coordinate your kid’s beach towel and tote bag?  You’ll love the ...

Summer “Must Haves” for 2019

Summer is here! The kids are out of school and ready to head to the beach. Are you ready with all the cool summer “must haves” for this year? We’ve got some amazing summer gear to help get your crew ready to hit the waves, whether it’s the beach, a backyard pool, a lazy river, or crystal clear lake. Let’s start with towels, a necessity for every kid, every summer. But towels don’t have to be boring just because they’re a necessity! Why not ...

Make Easter Special for Every Child

Easter is fast approaching, and with it comes the wonder of spring and new life. For the Easter holiday, baskets, bunnies, candy, games, and other fun things help make the day special and unique for children. This year, there are lots of ways for you to help make the day extra special for your little ones. Easter baskets are not “one size fits all” for every boy and girl, and you can make sure your child knows which basket is for him or her ...

Top Gifts for Kids

Christmas is just around the corner, and we’ve got some inside information for those of you who are shopping for children this year. Perfect not only for Christmas time, but also great choices for birthday gifts and other special occasions, we’ve got the lowdown on the top gifts kids are clamoring for this year, and we’re about to let you in on the secret! When children want to let their imagination take over and help them become something ...
Halloween Decor by Lillian Vernon

It’s Time to Get Spooky!

As temperatures start to cool off around the country, the kids become settled in their school time routines, and leaves begin to change color, thoughts of Halloween parties, trick or treating, and Halloween costume contests fill young minds everywhere. Are you ready for the spookiest time of the year? You’ve come to the right place! Lillian Vernon is your Halloween Headquarters, with trick or treat bags, Halloween décor, and spooktacular ...

Staycation vs Vacation | Which one is right for you?

Should you stay or should you go? That’s a question many families face this summer when debating the best use of their vacation time. There are multiple benefits to both staying at home and enjoying your vacation time and taking a trek together to explore new and exciting places. To help you in your staycation vs vacation decision, we’ve compiled a list of benefits for both the family staycation and the family vacation. Staycations have ...

Essential Back-to-School Checklist

It’s that time again…time to get the kids ready to go back to school. Summer is coming to a close, and thoughts are turning to new classes, new teachers, new friends, and new school supplies. To help you with your back to school shopping, we’ve created a back to school checklist of several different items, including the standard necessities and a few things you might not think about until the need arises. Pens and pencils Colored markers ...

Summer Themes for Kids

  The kids have been cooped up in a classroom all year long, and now that summer’s finally here, they’re ready to get outside and enjoy some sunshine. Are you looking for a way to encourage your youngsters to get some much needed movement? If you live near a lake, river, or beach, a day in or on the water is a great way to get the kinks out, have some fun in the sun, and get the oxygen pumping. To make it even more fun, here are some ...

5 Easter Egg Crafts

Are you looking for something a little different this year when it comes to Easter activities and crafts for you and your kids? We have some great ideas for you to try, from some folks who really know theiregg crafts. We’ve included some of our favorite projects for you to try your hand at this year.  Galaxy Easter Eggs. These other-worldly eggs look very cool and are not difficult to make. Inspired by a fine art museum exhibit, these ...

10 Creative Ways to Say “I Love You” On Valentine’s

“I love you.” Those three little words mean so much, and yet somehow fall short of expressing how you truly feel. But actions speak louder than words, and Valentine’s Day is really about saying “I love you” in more meaningful ways. True Romeos use the occasion to be creative and find thoughtful, original expressions of love. To help you be a romantic hero this Valentine’s Day, we’ve put together 10 creative ways to say “I love you” without ...

4 Fun DIY Calendar Ideas

Calendars are very common and used items in all types of homes, regardless of the interior design. They are very versatile and they can adapt their design to any décor. We have selected seven variants that we find particularly creative and beautiful. Choose the one that better suits your home and get to work! 1. A paint sample calendar. This is a customizable design and it’s easy and fun to make. The supplies required are a frame, paint ...

How To Make New Year’s Resolutions (And Not Break Them)

Does anyone take New Year’s resolutions seriously anymore? Former President Obama doesn’t. He acknowledged as much in a recent interview with Prince Harry on the BBC: “I’m not sure I believe in New Year’s resolutions – typically people break them,” the former president said. Prince Harry’s fiancee Meghan Markle says she isn’t a fan of keeping to strict New Year’s resolutions anymore, either. The princess-to-be wrote ...

9 Christmas Desserts You Can Leave For Santa

Leaving out treats, a carrot and glass of milk for Santa is an easy way to enhance the magic of Christmas for small children … And it’s a pretty delicious surprise for ‘Santa’ too. Magic Reindeer Food: Guide Rudolph and his team this Christmas Eve with some magical reindeer food. Sprinkle the mix of oats and edible glitter in the yard – the glimmer in the moonlight will light the way for Santa and his sleigh and the reindeer will have ...