PLAID PAJAMAS: Background
Every Christmas for as long as I can remember, my sister and I were allowed to open one gift on Christmas Eve. We received a new pair of pajamas from our grandparents, Nonnie and Poppie, and wore them that night. During our teen years we had some funny pajamas opening experiences as it was humorous to see what they would choose for us. You’ll still find us laughing till we cry when recounting a pair I got during my freshman year of college which were purchased slightly too large. How large you ask? Large enough for Kristina and I to fit in them- together! As you can see, these pajamas played a huge part of our family Christmas memories. My parents, Mema and Pepa, carry on this tradition and give pajamas to our children each year, and even when we aren’t together it’s the only gift they open on Christmas Eve.
Our family has been inspired by our tradition, one that many families share, and we’ve created Plaid Pajamas Project as a way to provide warm winter pajamas to people in need. Giving our children a chance to learn about the importance of being helpers and givers, not just receivers. Our pajama collection takes place from October through January, with distribution from the end of November through mid-January to various organizations.
How can you help?
It is SO EASY: you can send pajamas in any size from preemie to adult XXL to us that you’ve bought in store or online (Plaid Pajamas, PO Box 186, Berwyn, PA 19312), stop by any of our drop spots, or even send a donation via PayPal. You can view our SignUp Genius form to see the pajamas we are specifically in search of, but we will take any size/gender that you’d like to purchase. All pajamas must be new with tags, we do not accept worn pajamas.