Valentine´s most personal and long lasting gift ideas!

Valentine´s most personal and long lasting gift ideas!

Valentine´s most personal and long lasting gift ideas!

Love is in the air! Just a few more days to go till Valentine´s day!

Curious facts about this special celebration around the globe:

In JAPAN, a chocolate manufacturer introduced the holiday for the first time in 1936, when it ran an advertisement aimed at foreigners. Other campaigns followed and popularized the custom.

However in Japan only women give chocolates to men! The origin of this curious custom originates from a translation error during the initial campaigns!

  • In SOUTH KOREA , women give chocolate to men on February 14, and men give white chocolate to women on March 14 (White Day). On April 14 (Black Day), those who did not receive anything on February 14 or March 14 go to a restaurant to eat black noodles and lament their ‘single life’. 
  • SINGAPOREANS are supposed to be the biggest spenders on Valentine’s Day: between 100-500$/person!
  • In the UK over 25 million cards are being sent for Valentines!

Think about all the flowers and cards being binned a few days later, the Kilos being gained by all the tones of chocolates being consumed during this celebration will be most likely to last longer!

However what about a really long lasting gift that expresses your love day after day?

Choose your favorite quote or have your own personal message printed on a quality cushion or fabric art print which will speak for it self!

You need a hand with some romantic text inspiration? Just have a look here:

You want to have something more personal with your names and the date you met or married?

Well here you have some more ideas:

In any case, let your special one know how big your love is!

May be we can´t go just as big as this giant billboard, but there are plenty of standard sizes and colors  to choose from to let your special Valentine know how big your love is!

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Unique and very personal christmas gifts!

Unique and very personal christmas gifts!

Unique and very personal christmas gifts!

Before language was written or money minted, humans exchanged gifts. Gift giving is probably one of the oldest and most basic human behaviors. The act of giving is a powerful act of communication. It enhances and even changes relationships between us and others.

With Christmas approaching fast, the gifting season soon will be reaching it´s yearly climax! 

But expectations of finding the right little (or bigger) something, which will really find appreciation is getting more complicated, as mass produced goods struggle to reach the heart of its recipients and neither do they show that you really care for them. 

Giving a handcrafted gift to the contrary speaks volumes about the giver. It says that they care about finer things, and that they took the time to choose the gift carefully. 

There is a big difference between wrapping a unique handmade gift or simply handing over a gift card.

Now if you give a gift that actually has been made only and exclusively for it´s recipient, using even your own words, or adding names and dates, you really can make sure that this will turn into the most heart warming gift under the Christmas tree! 

Remember all My Home and Yours can be customized, however we have many many designs directed to all kinds of recipients, be it grandma, a new born or your big love, which are already prepared for your name or/and date to be inserted.

And exactly on these very special custom gifts we decided to give you an unique discount for your Christmas shopping! Yeah!!!

The offer is valid for a limited time only! (until 6.12.17) So don´t wait for a last minute gift, but check out which styles are the ones for you! Find the full collection here:


unique – hand PRINTED –personalised


“Every person has their own definition of happiness. (your names) & you are mine.”

Gifts that the whole family will love!

Be it for you or your partner or for your parents, these cushion covers with names and date are:

The perfect gift to show your love!

A new member in your or your friends family? With out a doubt with these cushions covers your message and intentions will be present day by day.

Kids just love to see their name

And what about your very own words with some beautiful graphics to frame them?

Nothing can be more personal then your own message

And remember the SPECIAL OFFER is only on until the 6.December!

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How did it all start? The story of MH&Y

How did it all start? The story of MH&Y

how did it start? the story of mh&y by my home and yours blog for design and family lovers!

I´m Anika Schmitt, born in Munich Bavaria. As a successful international fashion designer, I dedicated the past 20 years solely to the world of fashion ( Since the birth of our little girl, however I decided to slow down the paste of work related traveling and opted for a change, allowing my self to start out a new project: My Home & Yours. 

Moved by this change we transformed part of our house, located in a small village on the Basque coast, into a studio & workshop. (soon I´ll post some pictures of it so you can see where My Home & Yours is from)

It´s from here where I now create my home decor and gifts with great love and care, sending them out all over the world, to fill the hearts and homes with their special and personalized messages. 

The idea began when I was desperately searching for a gift for a dear friend who was about to get married. I wanted this gift to show how special she is for me and it should remind the couple of their love on a daily basis. It should be something personal and unique, as well as functional. In short, so many things that it was difficult to fit them into a single gift. So I decided to create it myself. 

Soon after I had to find something special for a newborn …. 

a house warming …

a birthday …. 

a comunion …

a christening …. 

all special moments! However the most original I have been asked for, without a doubt has been a proposal.

As it was a bespoke order I obviously keep total silence about its details! However can you imagine to have this message forever immortalized? I think it is so romantic!

One thing is for sure, each occasion has its own personalized phrase. So remember, all of my already created designs can be personalized for you, with names, dates, lyrics or whatever you want. And if none of them matches your idea, you can always send me your own text and I´ll make sure that your personal message will touch the heart of whoever you want.

For these totally personalized gifts you can choose from a whole collection of “YOUR TEXT HERE” products which can be adjusted just what you have been looking for 😉 No matter if you decide for text only, than you can choose from 6 different type faces, or you might want to incorporate your text within some special graphic design frame, here you´ll find what matches your idea. 

My designs combine vintage, retro, rustic, Boho or Hipster in a natural and elegant way.

Each piece is hand-printed with a special technique that allows the fabric 

texture to shine through giving it an aging vintage look. This asures that not 

one piece will turn out exactly the same. So you will get a UNIQUE piece!

Let me help your message to be present day by day in a beautiful detail and make sure your gift will captivate all of your recipients through this original way of transmitting a feeling.

check out the collection now



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