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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Stadium Fan Prints

Stadium Photos Featuring Major League Baseball Teams Preserve Memories of Dad and Baseball
I have many great memories growing up. The memory that stands out most in my mind is baseball and my dad. My dad loved baseball. He could watch it all day. As far back as I could remember I was right there sitting next to him watching and imitating his reactions. Safe to say I was punished more than once for repeating words he uttered under his breath Personalized MLB Stadium Printafter his team lost. I came to love baseball. As I grew older my dad started taking me to our local stadium to watch minor league baseball. He said watching baseball in person was the only real way to experience the sport. I knew that while he loved watching our local team, Dad really wished we could go to Boston Fenway Park to see the Green Monster in person, or visit New York and walk around historic Yankee Stadium. That’s when I made it my goal to take him to all 30 Major League Baseball Stadiums.

Visiting Wrigley Field

Our first trip came a few years later. We were set to go to Chicago and watch a game at the “Friendly Confines” of Wrigley field. This was my first opportunity to see a big league game. We lived in a small town seven hours away by car from Chicago. My dad found a way to get a couple days off from work and we were on our way. We finally arrived in Chicago after our long car trip with dad telling me what I should expect. His description of the stadium made my anticipation build even more. I’ll never forget walking up to Wrigley and seeing the giant red sign for the first time that said, “Wrigley Field Home of Chicago Cubs.” We just stood there for a moment.

Looking back I don’t know who was more excited my Father or me. It felt like Christmas as we waited in line at the front gate. When we made it to the front gate turnstiles, I handed a lady outfitted in Cubs gear and covered in Cubs pins my ticket and she said, “Enjoy the game.” Then I entered a whole new world full of excitement. My predetermined notions of what the atmosphere of a big league game would be like were not even remotely close to reality. Every one of my senses was inundated with new sights, smells, sounds and crowd energy. There was a tall skinny man in a straw hat selling programs. At another stand they were selling MLB Memorabilia. We looked over the various Major League Baseball gear and purchased fresh roasted peanuts and a couple of sodas and started making our way to our seats.

It was a beautiful sunny summer afternoon in Chicago, and I could barley contain myself as I was about to watch the matinee game against the Dodgers. We headed towards our seats in the lower mezzanine area. I nearly dropped my soda the first time I saw the field. I remember wondering, where do they get grass so green? We made it to our seats and enjoyed the greatest baseball game I’ve ever seen inside the ivy covered walls of Wrigley Field. That’s when I realized my dad was right. Watching baseball live was the only real way to understand the true thrill of baseball!

Visiting MLB Stadiums and Collecting Fan Prints with My Dad

Over the years, my father and I would visit at least one stadium each year. We went to Dodgers stadium in LA, Yankees Stadium in New York, and every other Stadium inNFL Locker Room Photo between. I wanted something more than memories to remember our trips, so I began looking for fan gear that would remind me of these wonderful times with my dad at these great MLB stadiums. What I found was personalized MLB Framed Stadium Prints These high quality prints show a picture of your favorite stadium and are personalized with your name, the date and a crowd message. The first one I bought was the Chicago Cub MLB Stadium Print featuring Wrigley Field. This framed sports picture honored my father and my first trip to a MLB stadium. At my urging Arttowngifts.com now features these personalized Sports Team Pictures for a variety of sports and featuring different photo subjects such as MLB Clubhouse Locker Room Prints and other sports including the NFL, NHL and Collegiate. I have purchased one of these stadium prints for each trip we have taken. Many times I have bought two stadium pictures, one personalized for me and one personalized for my dad. These personalized sports photographs also make memorable gifts for friends and colleagues. Just pick their favorite sports team whether that is baseball, football or hockey.

... and Now My Son
Now I’m working on getting a second collection of personalized stadium prints. This time I’m the father, who is taking his son to see all the great MLB baseball stadiums.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Birthday Gift Ideas

Birthday Gifts Made Easy
Buying birthday gifts can be tough. As the years go by we run out of gift ideas. Family and friends move farther away, and sometimes money is just tight. If you find yourself in one or all of these predicaments do not worry, Arttowngifts.com has you covered.

Need new gift ideas? Arttowngifts.com has thousands of gifts to choose from. I know all of the guys in my family love their hats. Why not give them a handmade cap rack? Choose from a single, double, or triple cap rack. The triple cap racks store up to 24 hats.

Have the majority of your friends and family moved away? This is not an excuse to forget their birthday. Make sure to stay in touch and show your loved ones how much you care. Send them a birthday basket to show youHappy Birthday Champagne Gift Basket still think of them. Arttowngifts.com features baskets in all shapes, sizes, and prices. My favorite birthday gift basket is the Happy Birthday Champagne Basket in the photo to the left. Who wouldn’t feel important receiving champagne and gourmet foods on their birthday?

Is the current economic climate affecting your purchasing decisions? Arttowngifts.com is full of great cost effective gifts that are sure to impress. Most everyone loves fresh baked cookies. That’s why I love givcookie gift basketing the Two Dozen fresh Baked Cookies Gift Tower when I am on a budget. Two dozen great tasting cookies, stacked in fun good looking boxes for under $30, how could you go wrong?

Arttowngifts.com can help you with all your gift buying ideas, but remember they cannot magically make these gifts appear at the recipients door step. Make sure to give yourself enough time for delivery. Typically, it takes about 5 business days for a gift to be delivered. I have found the best solution for an on time gift is to order from Arttowngifts.com with plenty of time to spare, and let them know what day you would like the gift delivered. They do a great job coordinating deliveries, and all you have to do is sit back and wait for that big thank you.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Corporate Holiday Gift Ideas

Order Your Corporate Christmas Gifts Early
The exchange of executive gifts has been a very important part of corporate culture for a long time. During special times of the year, especially during the holidays, business partners, colleagues, and superiors exchange gifts with each other. Executive gifts help to build morale and help to develop good working relationships. It can also aid in helping to increase productivity in the work place. A good place to start when looking for executive gifts is online.Executive gift baskets and personalized executive gifts are generally appropriate. It is important to make sure that all gifts maintain a measure of professionalism. If you are in need of some unique executive gift idea, consider the following:

Personalized Executive Gifts
Personalized executive gifts provide an opportunity to purchase a gift that fits the personality and the tastes of a particular individual. If you are looking to find a gift for a person who loves to golf, then a golf related gift would be perfect. Looking for a gift that the recipient can use on the links like a personalized golf shoe bag? What about a personalized golf putter? Maybe, you’d prefer a vintage golf sign that they can hang in their office. Either way Arttowngifts.com has the golf gift you’re looking for. If you know that someone especially loves cigars, check out the Arttowngifts.com line of personalized humidors.

Engraved Executive Gifts
Engraving gifts is a great way to mark important milestones or dates. You can engrave almost anything. Items such as wine glasses, key chains, golf clubs, and bar accessories make great gifts. If you're are looking for a classier holiday corporate gift, you might consider the engraved sterling silver cuff links & gift box.

Executive Gift Baskets
Executive gift baskets come in great varieties and are nearly always appreciated. Some include gourmet food, fruit, and wine or champagne. The gift baskets come in a wide array of configurations, so you’re sure to find a basket that contains exactly what you are looking for. Gift baskets are also good for giving to a group of people. Instead of having to purchase individualized holiday gifts you can effectively cover a large chunk of your Christmas list with a single basket. The Holiday Celebration Gift Basket is great for this purpose. It comes in three sizes and has plenty of goodies for everyone in the office.

If you are interested in purchasing unique and personalized gifts, you should visit Arttowngifts.com. They have a wide variety of affordable and upscale gifts, jewelry, gift baskets, golf gifts, gold dipped roses, and even art. There are gifts for every price range and for a wide variety of tastes. Many gifts can be delivered the same day, while all other orders will be shipped within five days. Engraved, personalized gifts, or gift baskets all make great executive holiday gifts.