Cleveland, Nov. 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — With the holiday season dashing ever closer, Things Remembered, the nation’s most prominent retailer of personalized, engraved and embroidered gifts, has unveiled its exclusive Make-A-Wish gift collection for 2017. Throughout the holiday season, and on Giving Tuesday, Things Remembered will donate $5 from every exclusive snow globe, and $2 from every exclusive ornament to Make-A-Wish, with a total guaranteed donation of $150,000. The customizable gifts are available at more than 450 Things Remembered stores throughout the U.S. and Canada, and at For more information, please visit

Things Remembered has supported Make-A-Wish for 20 years, the nonprofit organization devoted to granting the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition.

The partnership started in 1997, when a wish kid named Elysia made a wish to give her friends and family engraved gifts. Since then, Things Remembered has created exclusive Make-A-Wish snow globes, ornaments and other gifts, donating more than $7 million, and helping grant more than 925 wishes, and bringing joy and hope the lives of countless others. In addition to the annual holiday collection, Things Remembered has regular internal fundraising events, hosts an Ohio wish kid who appears in catalogs and advertising, and accepts donations through its website and stores.

The Make-A-Wish gift collection is unique each year, and designed by the Things Remembered product design team; the 2017 collection includes a Lantern Snow Globe, Make-A-Wish Star Snow Globe and Make-A-Wish Star Ornament, among other styles.

“Make-A-Wish is an extraordinary organization, and we’re happy to be able to offer this personalized gift collection for our customers. It’s a gift that gives back,” says Christopher Warnack, VP of marketing and visual merchandising at Things Remembered. “We always say ‘the best gift is the one you create, and personalized gifts help capture memories, create new traditions or make something just for the friends and family on your list.”

In addition to its exclusive Make-A-Wish Collection, Things Remembered stores are ready for the holiday crowds with new, exclusive Jim Shore® Snow Globes as well as an abundance of new ornaments and holiday home décor, and new engraved and embroidered gifts for women, men, kids and holiday hosts.

About Things Remembered

Things Remembered is North America’s leading retailer of personalized gifts. Its personalization teams help customers create unique and enduring personalized gifts for all life’s occasions and holidays, big and small. With 450+ locations in the U.S. and Canada, shoppers can have gifts personalized in about an hour while they shop, or choose from thousands more gifts at, many available for same-day in-store pick up. To find a Things Remembered store near you, visit For gift-giving and personalization inspiration, follow Things Remembered on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

About Make-A-Wish

Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world’s leading children’s charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 33,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 34 minutes. It has granted more than 300,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 15,300 in 2016 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at to learn more.


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CONTACT: Lauren Hoffman-Noark
Things Remembered
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