Americans have had a love of pajamas ever since they became popular in the United States in the 1920s. Men began favoring them over long nightshirts, kids found them warm and cozy, and women embraced them as both sleepwear and fashionable attire. Almost one-hundred years later, our obsession with pajamas has only intensified. The peace and comfort that pajamas offer is one of the reasons the MyLap Pet Bed was created. In the same way that we love coming home and changing from our regular clothes into pajamas, our pets love snugging up to them as much as we love wearing them.
Every Christmas Eve, many families around the country engage in a special holiday tradition in which each family member is allowed to open a special Christmas Eve gift, which is always a brand-new pair of pajamas. In fact, some families have been doing this for several generations. Sometimes the pajamas are all the same, so that everyone in the family matches. In other households, each family member receives quirky pajamas that relate to things that they love.
One of the motivations behind this tradition is to ensure that everyone has a nice, new pair of pajamas for photos on Christmas morning. In homes with small children, most kids can barely wait to open gifts, so the gift giving starts bright and early. Having new pajamas means that everyone will have on something cute to wear as they stumble out of bed instead of being photographed in old, raggedy t-shirts and bedraggled sweat pants.
The tradition of receiving new pajamas for Christmas is also a nostalgic throwback to childhood for many adults. Life as an adult can be complicated and often stressful, and Christmas pajamas are a fun foray into the innocence of childhood. In a world of business casual attire or uniforms, pajamas are one area where you can get crazy with designs from your favorite cartoons or seasonal patterns.
Of course, here at MyLap Pet Bed, we understand the allure of pajamas, and the comfort that they bring to humans and pets alike. Our cats and dogs love the feel of pajamas on our MyLap Pet Bed, especially when they smell like their humans.
When you are shopping for your family pajamas, you can purchase an extra pair for your pet bed to include your pet in the gift giving. If your tradition is that everyone matches, you can purchase an extra set or just pants in the same pattern. If you do not do a matching theme, find a pair that matches the décor in your home or just something fun that you like. When you wrap the gifts, wrap your pet’s pajamas in a separate box so that he or she can “open” their gift on Christmas Eve.
After opening your pajamas on Christmas Eve, you can put your pet’s pajama bottoms in bed with you while you sleep, then put them on your MyLap Pet Bed in the morning. If you do not already have a MyLap Pet Bed for your small dog or cat, you can have one wrapped and waiting for them under the tree on Christmas morning, so that you can include them in your holiday pajamas tradition year after year.
Does your family have a holiday tradition with pajamas? Come on over to our Facebook page and let us know what it is, we love to hear from you.
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