Happy New Year! Did you make a resolution?

What was your New Year’s Resolution? Here at Pillow Pets, our resolution is to continue to provide our customers with the highest quality products in characters that they love.

Let’s see what a few of our favorites came up with for the New Year:

Poppy: To be more Poptmistic!

Branch: To smile more, grump less.

Guy Diamond: Spread glitter wherever he goes.

Cotton Candy Unicorn: To make the world sweeter.

Cookie Pup: To eat more chocolate cookies.

Pupcake: Spread more vanilla frosting scented love.

Gummi Pup: Make sure candy dishes around the world are filled with delicious gummy candy.

Watermelon Ladybug: Plant fresh flowers for spring to match her adorable hat.

Popcorn Panda: See more movies and make sure to have buttery popcorn with it.

Ice Pop Penguin: Travel to sunny vacation spots.

Marshall: Find more fire hydrants.

Chase: Catch as many bad guys as he can.

Skye: To protect her neighborhood, friends and family.

Kion: Keep making his Dad proud.

Pua: Have many adventures with his friend Moana.

Dory: Just keep swimming!

Nemo: Spend more time with his friends.

Sharky Shark: Watch the “Shallows” and “Jaws” with friends.

Mickey and Minnie Mouse: Spend more quality time with family.

So where did New Year’s resolutions come from? According to History.com

The ancient Babylonians are said to have been the first people to make New Year’s resolutions, some 4,000 years ago. They were also the first to hold recorded celebrations in honor of the new year—though for them the year began not in January but in mid-March, when the crops were planted. During a massive 12-day religious festival known as Akitu, the Babylonians crowned a new king or reaffirmed their loyalty to the reigning king. They also made promises to the gods to pay their debts and return any objects they had borrowed. These promises could be considered the forerunners of our New Year’s resolutions. If the Babylonians kept to their word, their (pagan) gods would bestow favor on them for the coming year. If not, they would fall out of the gods’ favor—a place no one wanted to be.

The top 10 New Year’s Resolutions for 2017 are:

  1. Lose weight or eat healthier
  2. Life or self improvements
  3. Make better financial decisions
  4. Quit smoking
  5. Do more exciting things
  6. Spend more time with family/close friends
  7. Work out more often
  8. Learning something new
  9. Do more good deeds for others
  10. Find the love of my life

A study done by the University of Scranton indicates just 8% of people meet their New Year’s resolutions goals. Suggestions for keeping them include keeping the goals short, make them tangible so you can see the results, and be specific. Others recommend sharing goals with family and friends so they can help you meet them. Scheduling your goals into your daily or weekly life will help you keep them.  Doing something is better than doing nothing. And, don’t be too hard on yourself if you fail to keep your goals.

As we mentioned, our goal this year is to provide you with new, exciting and high quality products. Please visit us at PillowPets.com and sign up for our email list. You will be notified of sales, new releases and other updates.

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Have an amazing 2017!