Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2014 MyNameNecklace Superlatives

Happy New Year everyone! As we ring in 2015, we take a quick look back to everything that made 2014 special, made it unique, made it a year to remember. And before we treat you with all the new personalized jewelry designs we have in store for you, we quickly take a look back to the best of the best in 2014!

Most Likely to Be a New Name Necklace Design Carrie Bradshaw Would Love
This was by far our most popular name necklace font in 2014 and we think Carrie would have definitely traded in her old Carrie Necklace (or at least put it somewhere safe), for this new stylish design!

Couples Necklace Most Likely Purchased by Men
For all guys aiming to get on their significant other's good side, this was a popular choice! There's no better way to say "I Love You" than a personalized floating locket!

Favorite Acrylic Necklace Award
Our Acrylic Name Necklace designs are timeless and this new font in 2014 stole the show! And the most popular color this year was Pink!

Best Birthstone Necklace for New Moms
New moms this year got to celebrate the birth of their child in style with our selection of New Mother Necklaces! This one was the best, moms everywhere loved all the personalization details this personalized mom necklace offered!

Must Have for 2014 Good Luck Charm
If you want a little bit of luck on your side, we have an amazing selection of good luck charms jewelry! Our horseshoe necklace was especially well liked this year!

The Infinity and Beyond Award
Our Infinity and Beyond Award went to our Couples Infinity Pendant.  With the ability to engrave two names and include two birthstones, it was a hard design to pass up for this popular style!

Material Most Likely Selected for a Personalized Gift
We heard you loud and clear this year - you love to say it in STERLING SILVER! 

Most Likely yo Move Your Mom to Tears of Joy
Looking for a perfect gift for a mom or grandmother? Look no further than this personalized floating locket! Moms everywhere are sure to love it!

Most Popular Personalized Bracelet
Layering necklaces is still a huge trend but 2014 was the year of arm candy! And we aren't only talking about hot guys but also amazing bracelets! And there is no better arm candy out there than personalized arm candy!

Mom Necklace Most Likely Selected by Men
For men, it can be hard to find just the right gift to show their wife how much they mean to them. We saw a huge increase in men purchasing family tree necklaces for wives with children. It has become the ultimate "I Love You" statement!

The Most Stylish Way to Wear Your Initial
Initials are dark and mysterious - they just give a small bit away about yourself. That is why we love them, and so do you! Initial necklaces were very popular this year, especially some of our more simple designs that are classy and elegant!

Best New Style Trend
By far, the most popular style trend of 2014 were bar necklaces! We heard you and created a huge selection of engraved bar necklaces! Some are plain, some only have an initial, and some include a birthstone. And we don't see a stop to this trend anytime soon!

What Women Were Most Likely to Buy for Men
Men can be the hardest to shop for! We have extended our collection of personalized jewelry to include more men's jewelry. The most popular section of our men's collection has to be our dog tag necklaces. We have a large variety of dog tag necklaces, you can definitely find something.

Most Popular Award Chosen by You
What did you like in 2014? Oh, that's simple - our Celebrity Style Monogram Necklace caught all your attention this year! It is a fun, chic way to wear your monogram that everyone loved. If you haven't already gotten yourself this monogram necklace, isn't it about time?

Best New Item 2014 Award
You spoke, we listened! The best selling new item of 2014 was, without a doubt, the Birthstone Heart Necklace with Engraved Names! This fun, unique design caught everyone's attention as the perfect gift to give to mothers everywhere!

Well folks, that puts a wrap on 2014! Be sure to keep track of your stop for personalized jewelry, MyNameNecklace! What we have in store for 2015 will blow your mind! Be sure to follow us on Twitter at @MyNameNecklace, on Facebook at MyNameNecklace, Instagram at MyNameNecklace, and on Google Plus at +MyNameNecklace!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Look into the Google Trends of 2014

2015 is right around the corner. In less than 48 hours we start a new year full of new possibilities and new dreams...not to mention a ton of new personalized jewelry from MyNameNecklace, but you will have to tune in to find out!

Anyway, every year Google comes out with its yearly trend report - a "who's who" if you will of what everyone was searching for in 2014. Everything from people and global news, to top Google doodles and YouTube videos. What were the top 10 searches in total for this year? Check them out:

Top Google Searches of 2014
How many of these did you search for in 2014?

Google Trends pointed out that there was a lot of loss this year. Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joan Rivers, Harold Ramis, and Maya Angelou were just a few. And while many celebrity deaths impacted us in one way or another, one of the ones that hit us the hardest was the passing of Robin Williams. Everyone in our office, no matter their age, all has a favorite movie by this amazing actor. Robin Williams also topped the list as the most Googled term of 2014.

Another thing that was big this year was the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. And while those who did it here aren't so apt to share their videos, we did love watching our favorite celebrities (Homer Simpson and Benedict Cumberbatch were amazing) and regular men and women take part in this fun and interesting way of raising money for a good cause! Here is one of the most original ones, done by the Foo Fighters!

And of course, we cannot forget the top celebrities searched this year. Of course the top two were Jennifer Lawrence and Kim Kardashian. They both made major headlines this year. Jennifer Lawrence made the top of Forbes' highest grossing actor list in 2014, and Kim, well, we all know that Kim married Kayne this May in Italy.

Kim and Kanye Get Married in Italy
This was one of our favorite events of 2014!

2015 was a huge year for consumer electronics. With the debut of the iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S5, Apple and Android OS fans went head to head to show which phone was better. Our office was definitely split down the middle. But one thing we could all agree on is no matter what phone we have, our Monogram Wallpaper application looks simply divine! With our monogram on our phone, we can easily tell whose phone is whose!

MyNameNecklace Monogram Wallpaper App
Get your very own monogram wallpaper! Everyone will know which phone is yours!

And of course we cannot leave you without one of our favorite YouTube videos of 2014, and just happens to make Google Trends' Top Ten List!

Wonder what Google Trends will become big in 2015?! (We hope MyNameNecklace becomes your number one trend in 2015!)

What's Your New Years Resolution in 2015?
We hope it is to buy more at MyNameNecklace!

Monday, December 29, 2014

We Love Christmas...But We Are Happy It's Over (Until Next Year Of Course)!

Christmas is over....parents everywhere are letting out a sigh of relief. Yes, the holiday is fun and awesome and filled with family togetherness, but it can be exhausting, having to cook and clean the house.

But also finding just the right presents and wrapping them can be nerve-raking. The best part for us, is when parents tape their children opening their gifts. Some of the reactions are simply priceless!

And sometimes, with a slight nudge from Jimmy Kimmel, parents pull the ultimate in Christmas pranks on their children!

But after all that unwrapping is done, the next question is what to do with all that used wrapping paper! Did you know that approximately one million tons of wrapping paper is generated between Thanksgiving and Christmas? And that if you lined all discarded ribbons up, one after another, it would be over 35,000 miles? Let's not even get into the 2.6 million holiday cards discarded! That's a whole lot of trash! So before you crumple up your wrapping paper, check out different ways you can recycle it! You can create envelopes, make it into colorful confetti for New Years or even as padding for a package, line bookshelves and/or drawers to give a more colorful look, or even turn it into festive origami! The options are endless!

Create Ribbons from Old Wrapping Paper
Learn how to create beautiful gift ribbons out of your discarded wrapping paper for a truly original look!

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of December 21

It's that time of the week where we tell you what all the cool kids are talking about! Don't forget to share what you are loving with on Twitter at @MyNameNecklace and on Google Plus at +MyNameNecklace!

1) So you just spent the last 30+ days shopping for other people; isn't it about time you bought something for yourself?! Our After Christmas Sale is in full swing and you can receive up to 50% off select personalized jewelry accessories! But you better hurry because supplies are limited!

MyNameNecklace After Christmas Sale

2) Christmas may have been yesterday but we are still in the holiday spirit at MyNameNecklace. Quite possibly one of our favorite tunes here is "Here Comes Santa Claus" and who better to sing it than Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson!? (By the way, he is actually quite good!)

3) While we are talking about Christmas songs, here's another one, "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," sung by Jimmy Fallon, The Roots, and One Direction

4) Did you know Entourage is coming out with  a movie in the Summer of 2015?! We were already really excited AND THEN the trailer came out this week!! Check it out!

5) 2014 is over next week! So crazy, right? Here is a roundup of everything that happened according  to the great people over at JibJab!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas from MyNameNecklace

MyNameNecklace wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas! Be sure to visit us for some great end of the year special deals! And you won't believe what's in store for 2015! But you will have to keep checking back!

Merry Christmas from MyNameNecklace

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Last Minute Christmas Errands? We've Got You Covered!

Yes, Christmas is in less than 48 hours. And yes, while most of you will be done with all your Christmas checklist, there will still be a small percentage of people running around, trying to make sure everything is just right for the holiday. Some of us do not have the luxury of relaxing by the fire with a mug of eggnog, we are bundled up, taking care of all those last minute errands we kept procrastinating on.

grumpy cat christmas
You don't have to be a grumpy cat this Christmas!

If you have last minute Christmas errands to run, we have a few tips and tricks for you. And while it does mean venturing off to the two worst places in the world just before Christmas - the mall and the grocery store - these helpful hints will ensure you are in and out with time to spare!

Not Enough Stuffing for the Stockings

Short on stocking stuffers, head to your local drugstore, like Walgreens or CVS. You can buy everything there, including mini toiletries, makeup, and candy! They will be much less crowded than Walmart or Target!

Baking? Who's Got Time for Baking?

Cookies are essential for Christmas but not everyone has time to bake them from scratch, especially if they are cooking an entire Christmas meal! Instead, get pre-made cookie dough you can just cut and throw in the oven. It is still semi-homemade, and that's what counts!

Can't Deal With the Mall

If you really can't handle walking around the mall, there are some great last minute gift options. These include gift cards, Groupon deals, and you can always order online and do in-store pickup. You will have to venture out, but you won't have to play bumper carts in department stores or elbow your way down an aisle. 

Best Way to Someone's Heart is Through their Stomach

Need a last minute Christmas gift but don't know what to get? Food always works! A box of homemade fudge, a mason jar filled with hot cocoa mix, or even a basket filled with candy and/or dried fruit works perfectly! Boxes of sweets are a perfect last minute gift for unplanned gift exchanges. 

One Person Too Many for Your Fancy China

You just got news - you are getting a last minute guest for dinner. Well, now you are one over your 12 person china set. Don't fret. Use your everyday dishes. The decor from the table will take away from what plates you use. And don't worry, everyone's plates will be so full of food, they will never know anyway!

grumpy cat christmas
It's Christmas! Time to be Jolly and Enjoy the Holiday with Family, Friends, and Loved Ones! 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Now Pin This! Countdown of Our Favorite Pins!

Pinterst is one of our favorite hobbies! It never feels like work because we get to pin all the stuff we love that we know you will love as well. To us, Pinterest is not a black hole but yet a fun rabbit hole where you never know you will end up! We find everything from beauty secrets, beautiful places we want to visit, inspirational quotes that get us going, and even fun memes that give us a good laugh! 
And I don't want to say that we pin like pros but as the cliche goes - the proof is in the pudding, or in our many great boards, like MNN Does New Arrivals, MNN Does Hair Inspo', MNN Loves Celebs, and MNN Styles Your Jewelry!

Here are some of our favorite pins, personally shared with you! And don't forget to follow our Pinterest page!

13 Real-Girl Ways to Style Your Rings Like a Pro
How to Style Your Rings Like a Pro!

Gold Plated XXL Statement Monogram Necklace
Gold Plated XXL Statement Monogram Necklace at MyNameNecklace

Amanda Seyfried wears a Personalized Disc Necklace!
Amanda Seyfried Wears a Personalized Disc Necklace

Quick and Easy (And Cheap!) DIY Jewelry Organizer Ideas
Great DIY Jewelry Organizer Ideas that Look Great and Don't Break the Bank!

How to Spice Up Your Hot Chocolate
10 Ways to Spice Up Your Hot Chocolate

Tuscany, Italy - An Introduction the Magic of Italy
Tuscany, Italy is One of Our First Must-Visit Places

Haiku Stairs, Hawaii
Hawaii is Also on Our List of Places to Travel to!
Quote by Pablo Picasso
We Live By Pablo's Words Every Day and So Should You
Beautiful Home
Sometimes We Love to Look At Beautiful Homes...

Beautiful Home 2
...And Dream that They Are Ours!
Funny Meme
We Love Memes That Make Us Laugh

Coco Chanel Quote
And Last But Not Least, the Words to Live By, From the Infallible Coco Chanel

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of December 14

It's that time of the week where we tell you what all the cool kids are talking about! Don't forget to share what you are loving with on Twitter at @MyNameNecklace and on Google Plus at +MyNameNecklace!

1) Santa may have left the MyNameNecklace building, but we are still have amazing deals in store for you! It is time for our Annual Clearance Sale! Since we are saying goodbye to 2014, we are offering 20 bestsellers for 14% off! Check out our best sellers and be sure to use code 14MORE at checkout!

MyNameNecklace Annual Clearance Sale

2) We have a really amazing promotion going on right now - spend over $70 on the site and receive a free pair of beautiful Sterling Silver and Cubic Zirconia Diamonds. You know you want to shine bright wherever you go!

Free Cubic Zirconia Earrings with Every Purchase Over $70

3) Google came out this week with their Year in Search 2014. It is interesting to see everything that people searched for in the last 365 days, including Pharrell's hat, Robin Williams, and the World Cup. What did you search for in 2014?

4) Now for some Christmas fun! Did you know that Jimmy Kimmel and his wife have a prank war that goes on every year with John Krasinski and Emily Blunt? It is hilarious. We are crying from laughing so hard! Check it out!

5) And last but not least....a funny skit featuring Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake over at Camp Winnipesaukee!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Got Last Minute Christmas Order Questions? We Got Answers!

Did you know that Christmas is next week? Crazy, right? If you don't have all your Christmas gifts now, don't fret! Today is the very last day you can order from our website and receive guaranteed Christmas delivery with the express shipping option! Not only that, but if you order over $120, we will pay out of our pocket the express shipping fee! But you better hurry because at the stroke of midnight the guaranteed shipping is over!

Last Day to Order with Express Shipping for Christmas
Stop whatever you are doing and order today from MyNameNecklace! Choose the express shipping option and guarantee your order arrives just in time for Christmas! Spend over $120 and we pay the express shipping cost!
We know that you may have a few last minute questions before the holiday and we want to help by providing some answers to your most important questions!

Want to find out the status of your order? Go to our Track Your Order page and find out exactly what stage of production your order is in!

Track Your Order at MyNameNecklace
See exactly which state your order is in!

Do you have a question about a specific product, an order you placed, or anything else? Don't hesitate to contact our Customer Service Department! They are here to help you!

So, your order has been shipped, you received the shipping notification, but you want to know where your order is and approximately when it will get to you. Depending on what shipping type you used, you can take the tracking number to the USPS or the UPS websites and find out where your order is and when you will get it!

After you received your order, let us know what you think on Facebook and Twitter!

Now that you got the gift for someone special, you have to either wrap it or put it in their Christmas stocking! Don't worry, we have this covered as well with our great tutorial on how to wrap gifts and tips on filling Christmas stockings!

Once its Christmas, don't forget to take pictures of the person opening their gift on MyNameNecklace! Tag us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! We love to see people excited with their gift from us!

A photo posted by My Name Necklace (@mynamenecklace) on

Now that your recipient (or yourself) has received a personalized jewelry gift, it is important to take care of the jewelry, so it will last for years and years. Read over our Jewelry Care Tips to find out how you can ensure your jewelry stays looking shiny and new.

Buy personalized jewelry now for Christmas, before it is too late! Time is ticking down!

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Last Chance Fancy Pants - 48 Hours to Buy Christmas Gifts!

Did you know that we are the last ones left throughout the internet STILL offering Christmas guaranteed delivery on all personalized jewelry items?! That's right - if you are looking for a last minute name necklace or engraved gift for mom, you still have time! So what are you waiting for? In 48 hours we will no longer guarantee delivery for Christmas! If you need that perfect monogram necklace, this is the right spot! And did we mention if you buy an XXL Premium Monogram Necklace you get a free pair of Cubic Zirconia Earrings? Two gifts for the price of one.

But that's not all! Order right now and all orders over $120 receive free express shipping, guaranteed to arrive before you place cookies and milk out for Santa. We are serious! Especially if you have a few people on your list or you just want to treat yourself with some new sparkly baubles, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

Free Express Shipping on Orders over $120
Spend over $120 and receive free express shipping, guaranteed to arrive by Christmas!

Trying to figure out which last minute gifts to buy? Why not check our our Jewelry Sets? They say the best thing comes in two and our jewelry sets are no exception! We have multiple sets available, including layering sets, mom and daughter sets, and his and her jewelry sets!

Layer it Up: Name Necklace + Engraved Bar NecklaceLayer it Up: Engraved Bar Necklace + Initial Necklace
 Who doesn't love the necklace layering jewelry trend? These layering necklace sets are a perfect touch! Just remember to make the chains different lengths so they do not topple over each other!

We also have some great jewelry sets for mom and arm candy sets! You can never have too many bracelets on! Especially when they are personalized!

For Him and Her: Dog Tag Necklace + Name NecklaceMix & Match Monogrammed Jewelry
You can also check out our gift sets for him and her and, of course, how can we forget our monogram jewelry sets! Everyone loves our elegant monograms and now you can get a necklace and bracelet, or earrings and necklace...the options are plenty!

Get your last minute Christmas gifts right now! It is the final chance!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Weekly Jive: Week of December 7

It's that time of the week where we tell you what all the cool kids are talking about! Don't forget to share what you are loving with on Twitter at @MyNameNecklace and on Google Plus at +MyNameNecklace!

1) Our Final Christmas Sale is going on right now! Will you take advantage before the holiday?! Get your last minute Christmas gifts here!

MyNameNecklace Final Christmas Sale

2) The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was this week and while we don't remember too much, other than Ariana Grande's face, we remember the performance by America's Sweetheart, Taylor Swift. Well, the lovely girls of VS did a great lip sync of Swift's song "Shake it Off."

3) It is nearing toward the end of the year, meaning it is time for YouTube's Turn Down for 2014. How many YouTube celebs can you spot?

4) Who loves babies! We love babies!

5) And even more babies, because it is too cute not to post!

MyNameNecklace Tutorial: 10 Tips for Filling Your Christmas Stocking

Did you ever hear the legend behind hanging Christmas stockings above the fire place? It is quite beautiful. A long time ago, there was a poor man and he three beautiful daughters. He was always worried about them after he died because he had no money to ensure they would be married off. One evening, Saint Nicholas overheard some of the villagers talking about the family. Good Ol' Saint Nick wanted to help but knew that this man, even though poor, was proud and would not take a handout. In secret that night, Saint Nicholas threw three bags of gold into their home via an open window. Now the legend is murky here - some say only one bag of gold made it into a stocking hanging over the fireplace while others say that each of the three bags went into each of the stockings - but the story ends the same. The father and his daughters woke up the next morning to find the gold hanging there. They were very happy and the girls were able to get married and of course, live happily ever after.

Now everyone with me, "Awwwwwww!"

Today we have this amazing custom of hanging stocking from the fire place for Saint Nicholas to fill on the night before Christmas. Each stocking is brightly displayed along with the name of the recipient, lest Saint Nicholas get confused! But what do you put in these Christmas stockings? Well, We have some ideas for you!

Christmas Stocking Stuffer Guide
Stockings come in all shapes and sizes, and some have really great gifts, like a personalized monogram necklace!

Step 1: Get the "Who" Out of the Way

Consider who you are giving this stocking to. Think about what they like, what their hobbies are, and obviously other factors like gender and age.

Step 2: Don't Go Breaking the Bank

We've spoken before about how gifts don't necessarily have to break the bank, but leave the more pricey gifts for under the tree. For the stocking, choose small, inexpensive items - small toys for children or office/kitchen gadgets for an adult.

**MNN Special Advice: Make a budget for each stocking or else you will spend way more than you planned!

Step 3: Toys, Toys, Toys

No matter if you are stuffing a stocking for a kid or a kid-at-heart, toys are always a great option. Popular ideas include card decks, squirt guns, bouncy balls, and maybe even a pair of cool shoelaces.

Step 4: Sweets for the Sweet Tooth

Don't forget to add some edible treats inside the stocking. Small chocolates like Kisses, Hershey's Minis, and of course, candy canes work really well. But you can also put things like single serving hot cocoa packets, gum, and prepackaged cookies. Oh, and don't forget an orange. There's a tradition behind it!

Step 5: Include Some Personal Care Products

You know those travel sized toiletries you've stock piled away somewhere from hotels or those sample products you get in magazines and drugstores? They make excellent stocking stuffers! Hand lotion, shampoos, nail polish, deodorant, toothbrushes, and hair clips are great options!

Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide
Add a few wrapped gifts inside the stocking to increase mystery and intrigue!

Step 6: Gadgets for the Boys, Jewelry for the Girls...and Vice Versa

Gadgets and jewelry make great gifting options. Multi-tools, flashlights, and travel-sized sewing kits are always great. But you know us - personally, we love jewelry! We have a great selection of inexpensive acrylic necklaces, as well as jewelry for kids and mens jewelry as well! Loads of options to choose from!

Step 7: What Are Their Hobbies?

Don't forget a few gifts that personalizes the stocking for them! (Even more so than personalized jewelry!) If they love art, include some colored pencils. If the recipient loves to cook, get them a nice set of measuring spoons.

Step 8: Money, That's What I Want

Because of the legend associated with the tradition, you always have to put a few dollars in the stocking!

Step 9: Give Them a Gift Card

Always include one or two gift cards to favorite shops. Popular gift card options include iTunes, Starbucks, and Amazon.

Step 10: Don't Forget Your Pets

Do you have a pet? Make them their very own stocking. Fill it with treats (of course), new toys, or even a new collar!

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