Make a Change

Did you know experts suggest changing your pillow case every 2-3 days? Most people change their pillowcases with the sheets about once a week, which seems perfectly logical! But, your pillowcase really should be changed much more often than your sheets. That’s right. According to cleaning expert Shannon Lush in this Better Homes and Gardens article, “pillowcases should be changed every second day without fail.” Pillowcases collect dirt and oil off your skin and hair from the environment, which transfers back to your face causing clogged pores, blemishes, and sometimes allergic reactions.

 

In a recent Huffington Post article, Dr. David E. Bank, director and founder of The Center for Dermatology, Cosmetic & Laser Surgery, explains, “No matter what material your pillowcase is, if it is not changed regularly, then it can have more grime, dirt and sweat. If you have any thick products on your hair when you sleep, the oils from your hair sit on the surface of your pillowcase and that can transfer to your face. However, this can happen if your pillowcase is cotton, silk or satin.” The post offers these tips for a “heavenly slumber”:

  1. Wash your face every night. This helps to prevent dirt, grime or makeup from getting onto your bedding. You know what they say, “cleanliness is next to godliness.”
  2. Sleep on pillowcases made of natural fabrics. These materials breathe better and transfer less oil. PillowGrace only uses the highest quality natural fabrics, 100% ultra-sateen cotton and 19MM silk.
  3. Launder your pillowcases every two to three days. This ensures you’re not lying on a pillowcase with several days’ worth of oil soaked into it or pooled on the surface. Also, avoid fabric softeners and dryer sheets. We recommend washing your PillowGrace on the delicate cycle in cold water with a mild detergent to ensure its longevity. Though warm water will not harm your PillowGrace, it may cause the fibers in the fabric to wear down faster than they would with cold water washes.

After reading these articles, we thought- Jesus and germs are everywhere, especially our PillowGrace! We are so excited to present our newest product – a set of 3 PillowGrace pillowcases. We are now offering 3 of our best-selling designs as a set at an exclusive price so you can Rest Assured, Arise Restored throughout the week on a fresh, clean PillowGrace. The set of 3 PillowGraces is available in your choice of neutral or colorful colors, as well as ultra-sateen cotton or 19MM silk. Click HERE to for more!

 

This set of 3 pillowcases has us SO excited that we are offering an exclusive discount to blog readers only! Use code makeachange for 20% off your purchase of the set of 3 now through 2/28. With this discount you are getting three PillowGraces for the price of two. Buy two, get one free! Please feel free to forward this post on to a friend so they can enjoy the savings, too! 

Colorful Set

Neutral Set

Our wonderful sources for this post:

https://www.bhg.com.au/wash-pillowcase

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/31/pillowcase-acne-beauty-myth_n_4372709.html

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

It’s hard to believe the first month of 2018 is almost over and February is knocking at the door… you know what that means – Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day is all about love and we love because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). Let your Valentine’s Day gifts speak the truths of God’s love into your loved ones this year.

If you’re shipping, be sure to order by February 8 to guarantee delivery by Valentine’s Day. Local customers, order by February 12. (We will also have tons of in stock gifts in our Shop on St. Simons!)

For Anyone – Happy Heart

Happy Heart is our best-selling verse design. These verses are uplifting and joyful, perfect for any person and any occasion (age and gender neutral!). We love this design with a classic cross as well as personalized with a monogram.

Above: An assortment of personalized Happy Hearts

 

Above: Happy Heart from our Signature Collection (Standard, Ash/Dawn)

For Kids – Happy Heart Crosses

This design is our signature Happy Heart verses with a whimsical twist. The verses are written in a playful font (Smarty Pants) with a heart cross for girls and a fish cross for boys. This design starts at $58 and we have many in stock at our shop on St. Simons Island!

Above: Happy Heart – Heart Cross (Standard Pillow Case: Shell, Boudoir Pillow: Grace with Grace cord trim)

 

Above: Happy Heart – Fish Cross (Standard Pillow Case: Camel/Flash, Boudoir Pillow: Camel/Navy with Navy cord trim)

 

For Your Sweetheart – Love and Marriage

Our Love and Marriage design is the perfect gift for your significant other. These verses focus on the foundation of Christian marriage and what it means to truly love.

Above: Size: Standard, Verse Font: Champagne, Verse Color: Coffee, Monogram Font: Vine, Monogram Color: Coffee, Motif: Isaiah cross, Motif Color: Shell

 

Above: Size: Standard, Verse Font: Champagne, Verse Color: Ash, Monogram Font: Vine, Monogram Color: Shell – Read all about this special PillowGrace here

 

If you’re interested in personalizing, here are some helpful tips:

Verse Font
Masculine: Californian
Feminine: Champagne
Youthful: Smarty Pants

Monogram Font
Masculine: Romans and Romans Open
Feminine: Vine and Classic Script
Youthful: Freedom, Janda, and Hope
Couples: Carson and Duogram

Colors (Verse Color/Monogram Color)
Tone on Tone: Ash/Ash, Camel/Camel, Coffee/Coffee, Dusk/Dusk, Grace/Grace, and PG Brown/PG Brown
Most Popular: Coffee/Shell and PG Brown/PG Blue
Signature: Ash or Camel with Dawn, Dusk, Fig, Navy, Shell
Youthful: Fiesta/Shell, Grace/Flash, and Navy/Kelly.

You can view ALL of our fonts and colors on the Details page of our website. As always, if you need any assistance completing your order – please call us at (912)268-2791 or email sales@pillowgrace.com.

PillowGrace Best of 2017

The results are in! We looked back at all of your orders from the past year and compiled a list of what you, our customers, loved the most. Check out our best-selling designs, colors, and monograms below!

Top Designs

Top Color Combinations

  • Coffee/Shell
  • PG Blue/PG Brown
  • Ash/Dawn

Top Monogram Fonts

  • Vine
  • Romans
  • Freedom

Top Style: Boudoir size throw pillow made of ultra-sateen cotton with trim

Clockwise from the top left: Confetti with Freedom monogram, Happy Heart in Coffee/Shell with Vine monogram, Apple of Thy Eye (Boy) in PG Brown/PG Blue with Romans monogram, and Apple of Thy Eye (Girl) in Ash/Dawn with Vine monogram.

Y’all have great taste, if we do say so ourselves! Put all of your favorites together and you get the beautiful PillowGrace you see below.

Above: Boudoir size throw pillow made of ultra-sateen cotton with flange trim, Verse Design – Happy Heart, Color Combination: Coffee/Shell, Monogram Font: Vine.

Christmas Blessings from the PG Team! See you in 2018!

Our busiest season is wrapping up and the last of the Christmas orders have made their way out of our shop and into your homes. We are so thankful for each and every one of your orders, and it is our hope that PillowGrace will make Christmas extra special for those who receive it. We wish you all the merriest Christmas and a blessed new year!

Our office and shop will be closing at 1:00pm on Friday, December 22. We will resume regular business hours on Wednesday, January 3. If you need anything at all in the meantime, please email sales@pillowgrace.com and someone from our team will assist you as soon as possible!

While we’re away, we invite you to shop our End of Season Sale via our Etsy shop starting December 26. We will be adding LOTS of new items to make way for new products in 2018! Stock up now and gift PillowGrace throughout the new year!

Friday Favorites: The PG Girls Personalized Gift Picks

There are 4 more days to order personalized PillowGrace gifts in time for Christmas! We’ve rounded up our favorite personalized gifts to help inspire you as you shop!

 

Julie’s Pick: Best Grandmother Ever

A personalized “Best Grandmother Ever” is definitely my favorite gift this Christmas! I made the one you see here for my mother, who we fondly refer to as Gigi. Her pillow says “Best Gigi Ever” with her monogram behind it and my children’s names across the bottom. It was the most perfect way to show her how special she is to our family and she absolutely loved it!

 

Heather’s Pick: Confetti

Our Confetti design is just too cute! I absolutely love it for kids of all ages. The verses are in bright, fun fonts – perfect for memorizing! Choose a standard size pillow case for them to read each night before they rest their head on it to go to sleep. Or choose a boudoir size throw pillow great for traveling and snuggling up with. The monogram gives kids a sense of ownership, which they love!

 

JaneAnne’s Pick: Silk “Happy Heart” Pillow Case

A silk pillow case is the ultimate luxury gift! Our Happy Heart verses are my favorite because they are great for anyone on any occasion, plus they bring a smile to my face every time I read them. Adding a monogram makes the recipient feel truly special. Choose elegant script fonts for a feminine look or simpler block fonts for a masculine look. You can even choose the colors to match the recipient’s personality or bedroom!

 

Santa: God’s Messenger

We had the absolute pleasure of having Santa (yes, THE Santa) join us for our Christmas photoshoot with Lindsay Stewart Photography. Many of you from the St. Simons area have grown to know and adore him over his many years visiting the Golden Isles.   

Santa has acquired many nicknames over the years… Jolly Old St. Nick, the man with the bag, the “wonderworker”, Kris Kringle just to name a few. How about God’s Messenger? We had never heard this one before, until Santa shared it with us. He proudly showed us the license plate on his red car and said “See right here it says Santa GM. Can you guess what that means? God’s Messenger!” Santa’s mission is not only to brings joy to children all over the world with gifts, but also to share the true meaning of Christmas with everyone he meets. It’s completely fitting since he is Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of children. Santa always has Jesus with him, carrying a baby Jesus figurine in his suit pocket; and his suit is not complete without his “Happy birthday Jesus!” bracelet.

Who better to remind us that Christmas isn’t about presents or parties, but the birth of our Savior? Thank you, Santa, for being God’s Messenger and sharing the spirit of Christmas with the world!

Santa’s “Happy Birthday Jesus!” bracelet

In the off-season, when he’s not driving the sleigh, he’s in his red car complete with a custom license plate (GM being God’s Messenger)

Thankful

We have so much to be thankful for- our families, our health, the beautiful place we call home, and God’s unending love and grace. We are abundantly blessed. One of the things we are most grateful for is you, our customers.
You share your heart, fears and concerns and allow us to pray for you. We laugh and cry together. We know you by name, even your pets and grandchildren. You let us celebrate milestones and mourn losses with you. You allow us in your homes…even to spend nights at a time.
Without you, we wouldn’t get to do the job we love to do every day. With grateful hearts we thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!

Gift Guide: For Teens

Teens can be extra tough to buy for. If you are looking for something meaningful to put under the tree this year, we have a few ideas for you! (These also make great graduation gifts!)

Integrity

Our Integrity verses were compiled by PillowGrace founder, Julie Rowland, when her son was headed off to college. As he was entering a new chapter where he would be making his own decisions, she wanted him to have these verses there to guide him. This design begins and ends with verses about purity, and also includes verses about setting an example for others and trusting in God.

Game Day Collection

Pair the mascot of your choice with our Happy Heart verses in our Game Day Collection. Perfect for your teenage sports fan – making a great addition to their bedroom now and their dorm room later! Available mascots include a bulldog, elephant, paw print, palmetto and crescent moon, rebel, and shamrock. Have another team in mind? Just let us know and we would be happy to help!

Gift Guide: For the Newlyweds

“Wedding Season” has passed and “Engagement Season” is upon us. We’ve got just the thing to make Christmas extra special for the newlywed or newly engaged couples in your life. (Of course, these make beautiful wedding gifts, as well!)

Mark 10:9

Our best-selling wedding gift is sure to delight the new Mr. and Mrs. Behind the scripture, you’ll see our Duogram, which is the bride and groom’s first name initials interlocked. These intertwined, inseparable initials symbolize their new life together, never to be separated. Their wedding date can also be added beneath the scripture. Pricing starts at $74.

Love & Marriage

This design features scripture about what it means to love and what God says about marriage, meant to encourage and inspire husbands and wives. Verses include Ecclesiastes 4:12, 1 John 4:16-18, and 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 just to name a few. We love it personalized with their married monogram. Purchase a single boudoir size throw pillow for anywhere in their home, a single pillow case to accent their bed, or a pair of pillow cases for them to rest assured on each night. Pricing starts at $74.

Gift Guide: For the Hostess

The holiday season is upon us! Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and Christmas is right behind it. With the many gatherings this season brings, you are sure to need a little something to thank your hosts for their hospitality. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite hostess gifts for you below!

Linen Christmas Pillow

Gift your Thanksgiving hostess with this beautiful linen and velvet Christmas throw pillow that she can put out as soon as the feast is finished! Pricing starts at $80.

 

Is It Well

This beloved hymn personalized with a single initial is the perfect addition to any home. (No additional charge for single initial personalization.) Pricing starts at $58.

 

Joshua 24:15

This verse is a great gift for the whole family. Customize the colors to fit your hostess’ décor for a special touch. Pricing starts at $58.