The stores are decked out with snowflakes, bright lights, and festive colors. Everywhere you go there is cheery music playing and people bundled up in warm winter clothes. These sights can only mean one thing – Christmas is almost here!It can be tough to get in the Christmas spirit when tackling massive shopping lists and holiday decorating projects, but don’t let that get you down! Custom apparel and accessories can help you create family memories, buy for the hard-to-shop-for people on your list, get you and your home looking festive, and leave you feeling jolly! I have put together a few ideas that may come in handy during this Christmas season.Christmas Home Decorating How do you set your home apart when everyone you know decorates for Christmas? Sure, you have lights strung, a tree decorated, and gifts wrapped with pretty paper and fancy bows, but so does everyone else. To set your home apart, customize accessories for the season.An easy way to update your living room for Christmas is by adding a custom throw blanket. A blanket will keep you or your guests warm during the cold winter months and you can customize them in so many ways. If you have young children, maybe decorate your blanket with a big picture of Santa or his famous red-nosed reindeer, Rudolph. For a more elegant look, try snowflakes or pretty poinsettias.Customizing stockings can be fun for the entire family. Add names on each stocking in a matching font for a consistent look, then let each person in your family personalize their stocking with holiday graphics. You can also customize Santa hats which would be fun for parties or caroling.If you have a dog, include them in the holiday happenings by making them a custom t-shirt or bandana. Add cute phrases like “Sorry Santa, I ate your cookies” or “Santa’s little helper.” I like to dress my dog in a pink ringer t-shirt that says “Santa, I’ve been good” on the back.Christmas Apparel and Holiday Party IdeasIf Christmas parties are in your holiday plans, try creating custom t-shirts. A long sleeve shirt covered in sparkly snowflakes can look sophisticated on a designer t-shirt and can be worn all season long. If your family gives portrait greeting cards, why not create custom shirts for everyone before you have the portrait taken.Have you ever been invited to an ugly sweater party? These parties are becoming a fun holiday tradition, so why not start your own spinoff with an ugly t-shirt party. Have guests create their own ugly holiday themed shirt a few weeks before the party. Then, on the night of the party, have guests vote on the ugliest shirt. You can even offer a grand prize to the guest with the winning design. Remember to take photos of everyone in their creations! As a thank you to all who participate, make goodie bags with customized buttons. Many t-shirt design websites offer buttons and other accessories to personalize that would make perfect party favors.Custom Apparel and Accessories for Everyone on your Gift ListCustom apparel and accessories can make gift giving a breeze. Do you have someone on your shopping list that is just so darned hard to shop for? I think everyone does. Why not create a custom t-shirt for them to unwrap Christmas morning? They are guaranteed not to have it already, and knowing you created it just for them will make the gift even more memorable. For the cooking enthusiast, create a custom apron and wrap it along with new cooking gadgets. Do you have any sports fans on your list, the kind that have already purchased everything related to their favorite team? Why not make them a new shirt or a baseball cap. Really, the possibilities for custom gift giving are endless!Have a Holly Jolly Custom Christmas!Don’t forget that the most important ingredient to a successful Christmas season is happiness! Reduce your holiday stress by opting for personalized gifts and accessories this year. These ideas are sure to make your celebrations memorable and fun for everyone. Have fun creating your custom t-shirts and accessories this Christmas!