This is a sponsored post. I received compensation from Visa/Gymboree to buy my products and
use its Visa Checkout online payment service, but all thoughts reflected here are my own.
We had our first snow this week, Tchaikovsky’s been playing on a continuous loop and the first
fire of the season has been stoked in our fireplace. Tis the season of twinkling lights, cozy
pajamas and cuddling with those you love the most. It’s also a reminder that the holidays are
right around the corner.
This year it seems like everyone has decided to skip Thanksgiving and go directly to Christmas.
At first, I wasn’t really onboard with early Christmasing but suddenly I am all about Christmas.
I’m ready to put up the tree and deck the halls and falalalalala all over the place. Bring on the
I’m planning ahead for breakfast with Santa and family Christmas card photos. Usually at this
point my head is consumed with thoughts of sugarplums dancing in my head and all things
Nutcracker. That’s what happens when you’re the mom of ballerinas. Your entire holiday season
is broken down into two categories; Nutcracker season and the hurried rush of the two weeks
When most people are carefully planning their holidays, I am busy hurrying from one
performance to the next. I’m sure all the ballet moms reading this are shaking their heads in
agreement. Don’t get me wrong, it’s totally worth it and I love every minute of being a part of
this part of my daughters’ lives but it doesn’t leave a lot of leisurely time for things like baking
cookies, ice-skating and taking fun, family photos in matching Christmas PJs. I decided this year
things are changing, we’re doing the Christmas cards like everyone else (and not the week of
Christmas like I’ve been doing for the past 5 years.)
In fact, I got on the Internet a couple weeks ago and visited Gymboree and found the cutest
holiday pajamas for the entire family, yes, even my 6’5” husband. Not just coordinating pajamas
but real, honest to goodness, matching pajamas in all of our sizes; from newborn to Men’s 2XL. I
thought it was too easy. I love everything that makes my life easier. Streamlining is my happy
When I went to checkout, I was pretty excited to see the Visa Checkout button. What’s Visa
Checkout? It’s a simple, easy ways to pay with any major credit or debit card online at the sites
you love. Simply create an account once and speed through all of your future purchases without
having to search for the wallet, get it out and re-enter payment and shipping information every
single time. I don’t know about you, but this is a super time saver during the busiest shopping
season of the year.
After the initial account is set up with your major credit or debit card, all that is required is your
username and password. It’s secure with Visa’s advanced security tools that leave customers
with zero liability in case of fraud and it allows shoppers to earn great rewards. Offering a
consistent, simple experience across desktop, mobile web and apps. Voila, who said the holidays
had to be hard?
Visa Checkout is already an option at many big retailers, and thanks to Visa’s vast network it’s
growing all the time and I know, for a fact, that it’s available at Gymboree.com. What are you
waiting for? Go make your life easier and spend that time actually enjoying your holidays.