Customer Stories: Family Traditions

Customer Stories: Family Traditions

With the holiday season approaching, many of us look forward to celebrating with loved ones and participating in beloved traditions. Whether you're decorating the tree, baking cookies, singing carols, or wearing matching pajamas, these traditions help to bring joy and meaning to the holiday season. Lands' End is a brand that has been a family household name for many years. Lands' End plays a part in many family traditions especially during the holiday season. In this series of customer stories, we will be exploring some of the unique and special holiday traditions that our customers cherish and look forward to each year. Whether you are a fan of long-standing family customs or you enjoy trying out new holiday activities, we hope that these stories will inspire you to embrace and celebrate the holiday traditions that bring you joy.

The Fun of Matching Pajamas for Your Christmas Card Photo

As the holiday season approaches, many families start to think about the perfect Christmas card to send out to friends and loved ones. One fun and festive trend that has gained popularity in recent years is taking a Christmas card photo while wearing matching pajamas. There are a few benefits to taking your Christmas card photo while wearing matching pajamas. First, it adds a sense of warmth and cozy comfort to the photo. When people receive your card, they'll be reminded of the comfortable, relaxed atmosphere that the holidays can bring. Cynthia Peterson shared this sweet photo of her and her family in their matching Christmas pajamas tops and Christmas pajama bottoms. Every year after Thanksgiving dinner they change into their pjs and take their family Christmas card. I think it's a great idea to take your Christmas card photo on Thanksgiving. This gives you plenty of time to get the photo printed and mailed out before the holiday rush. It's a great way to capture the spirit of both Thanksgiving and the holiday season in one festive image.

Cynthia Peterson via Email 2019:

"Every Thanksgiving after we eat we change into our Lands' End pj pants and take our Christmas pictures. This year even Benji got in on the action with his Lands' End doggie coat. Thank goodness you carry tall sizes, our guys are 6'5 and 6'9.

Thank you for another comfy holiday!"

Celebrate the Holidays with matching Christmas Pajamas

While the holidays are often depicted as the happiest time of year, for some people they can be difficult and emotional. The holidays can be a reminder of loved ones who are no longer with them or facing other challenges and hardships. Polly shared with us this touching story about her family and how she was dreading the holidays this year because her husband had passed away after 9-month battle with Multiple Myeloma. In an effort to not be a Grinch this year, she bought everyone in the family matching buffalo plaid pajamas. She gave the family members the pjs on Christmas Eve and this brought laughter and smiles to everyone's faces. This did cheer everyone up and they all even decided to wear the pjs all day on Christmas. Celebrating the holidays with Christmas Pajamas can become a meaningful tradition and a heartwarming way to honor loved ones. Whether it's matching sets for the whole family or individualized styles for each person, Christmas pajamas can add a special touch to holiday gatherings and traditions. No matter how you choose to celebrate the holidays with Christmas pajamas, they can be a comforting and meaningful tradition that brings joy and togetherness to the season.

Polly via Email 2019:

"Even the pups wore buffalo plaid for our family Christmas! First time ever for matching pjs...a huge hit that brought smiles and laughter throughout the day. Someone decided we should wear them all we did...breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Thank you, Lands' End! Just want you to know that the pjs really set a joyful tone for what I feared would be an unbearable Christmas. My husband died in September following a 9-month battle with Multiple Myeloma and I was dreading the holidays - couldn't face shopping at all until your catalogue arrived. I was suddenly inspired to order the buffalo plaid pajamas (16!) as a way to "lighten things up" and not be the Grinch. Well, they did the trick! Just before bedtime on Christmas Eve, I asked everyone to open the gifts from me. The room erupted with excitement when they all started to realize what was happening. My son-in-law suddenly stripped to his boxer shorts and immediately donned the pjs, causing hysterical laughter...and so the fun began. Even though some friends and distant family joined us for Christmas dinner, 'we' still stayed in the was like they were binding us together. So, despite heavy hearts, we had an amazing Christmas, one that I know my family will always remember. I'm so happy that you enjoyed the photo and hope it will be used. It includes my three daughters, two sons-in-law, five grandsons, three granddaughters, two sisters-in-law and myself."



Finding the Perfect Family Gift: The Tradition of Buying a Present for Everyone that Works for All Ages

This next family tradition is the tradition of being able to find one present for everyone that works for all ages. Charyl Uptegraw shared this great family photo and story about how her mom tries to find a gift each year that will suit all 25 family members, from ages newborn to 81. This year the gift was a Lands' End flannel shirt. They only had 2 duplicates and didn't have a shirt for the newborn. The Lands' End flannel shirt is the one gift that has proven to be a hit with family members of all ages. These classic and comfortable flannel shirts are perfect for the colder months, and they come in a variety of styles, colors, and sizes to suit every member of the family. Flannel shirts are a practical, stylish, and timeless gift that the whole family will love and appreciate. They will even make for a great family photo on Christmas just like this photo Charyl shared with us of her family.

Charyl Uptegraw Via Email 2019

"I wanted to share with you a picture of my family at Christmas! Each year, my mom tries to find a gift that will suit us all (25 of us..ages newborn to 81)... This year, Lands' End Flannel fit the bill (well, with the exception of the new born). And out of all of us, only 2 duplicates! Everyone loved them!"

No matter what your family's traditions are during the holidays, they are a special and meaningful way to bring everyone together and create lasting memories. Whether it's something as simple as wearing matching pajamas after Thanksgiving dinner to take your family Christmas card, or something more significant like honoring the memory of a loved one by wearing matching Christmas pajamas, it is traditions like these that help to create a sense of togetherness and belonging. Similarly, the tradition of buying a gift for everyone in the family that works for all ages can be a fun and meaningful way to show your loved ones how much you care. It's a way to ensure that everyone feels included and appreciated, and it can be a great way to build excitement and anticipation for the holidays. So, whatever your family traditions may be, they are a special and integral part of the holiday season. They help to bring joy, warmth, and meaning to the festivities, and they create lasting memories that will be treasured for years to come. It is stories like these that keep our hearts warm and put a smile on our face! We love to see our happy customers and how Lands' End products help in creating your family traditions. So, keep these reviews and family stories coming. Simply email, tag, or direct message Lands' End to let us know what's on your mind!


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