Remembering the Holidays with Things Remembered


The holidays, for me, are a great time for family traditions, thinking back on fond holiday memories, and making a few new ones. One of my favorite ways to celebrate these memories are through personalized gifts. And one of my favorite places to shop for personalized gifts is at Things Remembered!

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This holiday season Things Remembered has some amazing special holiday gifts in addition to their equally amazing line of personalized gifts. I love all of the engravable ornaments available at Things Remembered. They are a classic and special way to celebrate Baby’s First Christmas or your first Christmas as a married couple or family.

One of my favorite items available at Things Remembered right now is the Make-A-Wish® Water Globe. The water globe encases a beautiful silver heart with the message “Wishes from the Heart” and rests on an engravable silver box that plays When You Wish Upon a Star.

This beautiful musical globe is nestled into the arms of the most perfect companion — a teddy bear named Max!

Max the Bear

Max, handcrafted by the Things Remembered artisans, has soft movable arms and legs and comes dressed in his holiday best, a plaid holiday bow tie. His name is short for Maximilian, which means “greatest” and he truly is great. Here’s why…

When you purchase Max and his Make-A-Wish® Water Globe, $2 will go to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help make wishes come true for children with life-threatening medical conditions. And it gets better — Things Remembered guarantees a minimum donation of $250,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation this year!

I absolutely love that, while Max and the Make-A-Wish® Water Globe is a perfect gift for that special someone in your life, you are also helping make wishes come true for children. I am so excited to give this adorable bear and beautiful globe to my girls’ babysitter this year. It is a perfect way to express our love and thanks to her this Christmas.

The Make-A-Wish® Water Globe is one of eight gifts available at Things Remembered that will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Any of them would make a very special gift this holiday season for someone you love!

You can learn more about the Make-A-Wish Foundation at

Soon Max will be making his way into one of your homes (or someone you love) as we are giving away one Make-A-Wish® Water Globe with Max Teddy Bear. One lucky reader will be receiving this beautiful gift with custom engraving from Things Remembered!!!

For more information on how you can enter to win this wonderful prize, read below.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

  1. See our Christmas Giveaway 2009 post to read more about
    participating in our Christmas Giveaway
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  3. Either link back to this post and include a Christmas Giveaway 2009 button in that post or on your sidebar, or link to the individual giveaways you choose to enter. We have a ton of different buttons and styles for you to choose from. Click here to get the button codes. (If you post and include the button, either in your post or on your sidebar, and link back here, you are good for all the giveaways. No more linking required.)
  4. Please visit Things Remembered and take a look around. Then come back to this post and leave one comment below telling us what gift you would purchase and why.

You may earn additional entries for the following:

If you are already subscribed and are on our newsletter list, you qualify for these two additional entries. Go ahead and leave your additional comments below.

  • Spread the word to your friends via your blog, twitter, etc.
  • Follow @tremembered on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. Make sure to include @tremembered in your tweet!

Remember to leave a comment for each thing you do!

Entries are open until December 4th at 12pm EST.

Our winner will be drawn randomly and we will announce the winner Saturday, December 5th. Please make sure to check our site and your email address to see if you have won a prize. We must receive your reply within 5 business days. (If you want your prize to arrive in time — the sooner we hear from you, the better!)

This contest is open to US shipping addresses only. Due to legal restrictions, this promotion void where prohibited.

Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our Contest and Giveaway Rules.

* We did receive a Make-A-Wish® Water Globe with Max Teddy Bear for this review and Things Remembered is also providing prizing for this contest AND another for our Under the Tree Program.

Written by 5 Minutes for Mom Contributing Editor: Stacey Lynn


  1. says

    Okay – first of all when I see this store I think of my ex. Not the best thing to pop in a married woman’s head LOL But he is the only one that bought me something from there so it comes to mind.

    Then I think of quality! I browsed around and I would be so deeply touched and excited to win/wear around this birthstone tree pendant!|~|~|~|~|~

    I’ve wanted something that would allow me to showcase my boys birthstones on something beautiful and this would do both!

    Thank you for this beautiful giveaway.


  2. Janelle says

    My daughter collect snowglobes. This would be a lovely addition to her collection. I would probably engave it with a message about how proud we are of her.

  3. says

    Double Heart Clock
    my girls are in a wedding next month and this would be a lovely gift

    (linked and posted button on my blog for maingiveaway post)

  4. aimee says

    I would get the two alphabet quilts for my dearest friend who just had twin girls! It is so hard to find a nice baby quilt that you can also use as a floor quilt for the baby when they are on the ground.

  5. says

    I would love the Make-A-Wish Heart Ornament with my god-daughter’s name engraved on it. She passed away two years ago from a tragic car accident and we miss her so much every day. This would be a perfect way to keep her memory with us each holiday season when we truly miss her presence.



  6. judy brittle says

    I would love to get my grandson the Boy’s Sterling Silver St. Christopher Pendant to keep him safe when he goes away to camp. That would be really great. Thank you!

  7. Wendy M says

    I like the Sterling Mothers Birthstone Necklace for my Mom with birthstones for her daughters and her grandkids.

  8. Linda Kish says

    I like the sterling birthstone heart necklace and would give it to my mom with my sister and my birthstones in it.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  9. Christine Henkley says

    I would like to nominate Angela Farooqui and her daughter Taniya. They are caring for 3 small children whose mother is hardly ever around. Taniya is 18 and a college student. The kids’ are a 4 year old boy, 3 year old girl, and a 18 month old boy. Angela is on disability and works as the apartmen t manager at her complex to get rent reduction. I know they go to food pantries quite a bit for food. Angela does not ask for alot of help because she believes there are people in the world that are worse off than her and her family. I am proud to say I know this woman because she is strong and determined.

  10. Benita G . says

    These items are so lovely. They make great gifts. Who wouldn’t love to open a box at the holiday season and receive one of these?


  11. Heidi Bokor says

    I like the Movado Cube Clock. It is so unique and different from any other clocks I have seen before. Would be a great addition to anyone’s clock collection and it would brighten a mundane looking desk! Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. Christa says

    THere are so many things at Things Remembered that are amazing. It is my favorite go-to spot for gifts for all my friends and family.

  13. Heather! says

    How adorable, and what a great cause! Thanks for promoting it, and for offering such great giveaways!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  14. Nora McClymer says

    I would like to get the Baby’s 1st Train water globe as a gift to my Godson. My friends sons will 14 months apart and they could both enjoy this awesome present.

  15. Glenda D says

    This is truly a beautiful gift idea. But what makes it even better is the contribution to Make A Wish Foundation.

  16. Debbie S. says

    At Things Remembers, I would buy the Memory Stick Key Chain for my daughters high school graduation and engrave it with her name and graduation date… then, when she’s in college she can use it and remember that she accomplished 4 years of high school and can do the same in college.

  17. Jen VG says

    I would love the birthstone heart necklace with the birthstones of my kids.

    But I would give the Max Make a wish bear to my Mom. She had a dog named Max that she misses very much, and helping Make a Wish Foundation makes it all the better.

    Jen VG

  18. Sheree' says

    I would love to get the Sterling Birthstone Heart Necklace w/ Free Keepsake Box! I would love a necklace with my kid’s birthstones

  19. Laurie Murley says

    i love the mom i smile because throw, would be a perfect gift for my mom she loves throws and this one is beautiful

  20. Elena says

    It’s difficult to choose just one thing when they have so many beautiful ones. But I’d like a Make-A-Wish® Necklace to remind me that wishes and dreams do come true.

  21. Jessica Kaufman says

    I would liek the Make a Wish NAgel Ornament becuase it would be lvoely for my Christmas Tree and it also supports a good cause like your giveaway.

  22. Eileen says

    I would choose the ANGEL waterglobe to engrave words of thanks for the amazing friendship and support of a complete stranger last year who helped me find a diagnosis for my illness. She is so sick and will be without her family at Christmas. Neither of us can travel…but I would love to send her this gift. Nancy is truly my angel…

    ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

  23. Veronica Garrett says

    I would purchase the Anastasia Musical Keepsake Box for my daughter.She would have this beautiful Keepsake box to pass down.

  24. Cheryl L says

    I would purchase two Memory Stick Key Chains and have each of my son’s name engraved so they don’t keep fighting over whos memory stick they are using.

  25. says

    This is something my grandmother-in-law, who’s 95 and an avid bear collector, would LOVE. I’m not kidding. Her house is wall to wall bears!

  26. Kathy S says

    I would choose #609414, the Anniversary Album. My daughter and her husband will be celebrating their 10th Wedding Anniversary next week, and I know that they would love this!

  27. Jessica says

    My first son got something like the baby first curl and tooth set, and I’d love to buy one for my second son!


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