Personalizing an ornament with a name, milestone, message, or year makes it more meaningful because you know it was picked out especially for you.
Callisters Christmas offers personalization services for its ornaments at no extra cost. Personalization is done with a felt-tip marker or paint pen in a lovely block-letter script by our trained personalizers.
The details of each personalization request are given careful attention, including spelling, punctuation, and order/placement. Our personalizers will write names, years, and other information exactly as they appear on your order submission. When you submit your order, you are confirming you have proofread the text you've entered in the personalization form fields. If a Callisters Christmas personalizer makes an error, we will replace the ornament with the proper personalization at no cost to you.
To give you the best selection, we offer some ornaments that cannot be personalized. These ornaments have surfaces that are too textured, decorated, compact, or otherwise unalterable.
Tips for Ornament Personalization
Keep Personalizations Brief
We'll do our best to accommodate any personalized message you'd like on your ornament, no matter its length. However, we recommend keeping personalization brief, sticking with a single name, year, milestone, event, school, team, or word per text field.
Keep Personalizations Simple
Personalized messages are written in all capital letters. Our personalizers can draw symbols such as ampersands, paw prints, or hearts, but we recommend keeping the message as simple as possible, limiting personalization to letters and numbers.
If a family has multiple last names or a lengthy hyphenated surname, we suggest using a greeting such as "Merry Christmas" or "Our Family, Christmas 2017" instead.
Double-Check Your Order
On family ornaments with clear mom and dad avatars or on other ornaments where ages, genders, physical characteristics, etc. are relevant, please ensure all names, nicknames, and pronouns are in the correct order. Take note of ornament characteristics that imply gender or other attributes, such as eyelashes. Cross-check your personalization requests with the fill-in fields and the numbers in the product image.
Proofread Your Personalization
Please ensure your personalization is accurate before placing an order, and pay careful attention to spelling and punctuation. If your personalization request is submitted with technical or other errors, we will contact you to verify the personalization request. The most common errors we see are:
- Correct: The Joneses, The Turners, The Roosevelts
- Incorrect: The Jones's, The Turners', The Roosevelt's
- Alternative: The Turner Family, The Roosevelt Family
- Our 1st Christmas vs. My 1st Christmas
- My New Apartment vs. Your First Apartment
- Nicknames or pronouns vs. Given names (Mom and Dad vs. Stacy and Andrew)
- Katy vs. Katie, Marti vs. Marty, Elisabeth vs. Elizabeth
- Bryan vs. Brian, Francis vs. Frances, Michael vs. Michel