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Memory Blankets Great Valley Fire Basketball by Once Upon a Time Creation

More Than Basketball Memory Blankets

As parents, we know that playing sports as kids is so much more than learning how to play the game. It’s learning to win (and lose) with grace, understanding that others are depending on you to do your part, and comprehending that hard work, hustle, and a good attitude are just as important as natural ability.

Great Valley Fire Basketball

Our kids will play on many teams, be a part of various groups, and participate in a host of activities. The magic happens when you find that amazing combination of fabulous kids, dedicated (and let’s face it, fun) parents, and incredible coaches.

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When you find that winning combination, you hold on as long as you can. These memory blankets are the culminating gift of that amazing experience for this group of families.

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These kids have been playing, traveling, and working together for five years, from 4th grade straight through 8th. When you’re a kid, that is a huge percentage of your life. A positive experience like that leaves an impression that lasts a lifetime and creates bonds that reach far beyond the court.

T-shirt Memory Blanket GVBL by Once Upon a Time Creation

The moms that coordinated these gifts for the coaches are truly grateful for their dedication, perseverance, and ongoing support they gave to the GV Fire Team and the boys who played.

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If you would like to learn more about the Great Valley Basketball League and the other amazing programs offered by the Great Valley Community Organization, please visit their website, http://www.gvco.org.

A Memory Blanket Tradition Among Lifelong Friends

You may have met in elementary school, at the middle school lunch table, your dorm hall freshman year, or maybe even later.  You may have all met at once or built your family of friends over time. They are your biggest cheerleaders, your trusted advisors, the ones that have stuck by you year after year. They are your family of friends.

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At the beginning, it was all about the fun. They make you laugh, you can have a good time anywhere, and they just get you. Then something not-so-great happens and you realize you can depend on each other for stability, guidance, and reassurance.

As we grow and change, these are the friends who are supportive, honest, and truly have your best interest at heart. They are there for the little things like a cup of coffee, a day at the beach, or a night out.

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And they are there for the big things like graduations, wedding days, and bringing baby home from the hospital. They have supported you through life’s twists and turns… careers, houses, toddlers, teens, and so much more.

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One of life’s sweetest pleasures is when your kids become friends with your friend’s kids. Not because they go to school together, or play on the same team, just because they get along, have a good time together, and have an inherit sense of trust. They have grown up together in one way or another. Maybe they live in the same town or maybe they only see each other for an annual group getaway. Either way, there is a special bond.

You love your friends’ kids like your own. You cheer when they succeed and support them when they need a boost. You love them for who they are and want the very best for them in whichever path they choose.

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Before you know it, one of life’s biggest milestones, high school graduation, arrives for the first of this next generation. As with so many other events you have experienced together, you laugh, cry, and lend support, both in thoughts and actions.

One group of lifelong friends came to us to start a tradition to celebrate graduation and give the graduates something special to take to college and beyond. They wanted a gift that was from the heart. When the time comes, they give each graduate a memory blanket to commemorate how far they have come and remind them that they will always have each other.

As this next generation enjoys the little things, makes big decisions, and lives the life they are meant to live, your friends will be there to laugh, and cry, and love you just as they did when you were going through it yourselves.

Cheers to you and your family of friends!


Penn State Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

Creating your Memory Blanket

You have saved t-shirts, sweatshirts, jerseys, pjs, golf shirts and more for years.  Now you are ready to create your special gift. What next?

If you live in the Philly area, you bring your clothes to our studio and we go through all your things together to choose the gift that best fits your needs.  If you are mailing your clothes, we chat on the phone before beginning your project.  Click here for our contact information.

Then, the creative process begins…

We custom cut your memory blanket squares to maximize the size of your blanket and ensure your logos are nicely displayed.  Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

Have a shirt that is smaller than the rest?  Want to add a patch or small piece of clothing?  We appliqué your smaller items on to your blanket.Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

We can combine two, three, or even four pieces of clothing to create one fun square.  Some examples of items to combine:  a home and away jersey, the pants and shirt from an outfit or pjs, two shirts from the same place in different colors, or four chest logos.Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

We appliqué names and /or numbers from the back of your jersey onto the front to fully represent your team experience.Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

We back your blanket in a cozy, soft, high quality, pre-washed flannel in your choice of a variety of colors.  Your blanket will showcase a three inch border of your backing color.  This border creates a beautiful “frame” for your work of art.Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

You can choose the direction of your blanket.  Your logos can either face one direction (great for the twin and queen sizes), or face in different directions (the preferred display for the large throw blanket size).

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Large Throw Size

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Twin Size

You can add a monogram or name.Memory Blanket Monogram

You will receive your Memory Blanket beautifully wrapped, ready to be given to your loved one.

Once Upon a Time Creation Memory Blanket Gift Wrap

In studio pick-up.

Once Upon a Time Creation Memory Blanket Gift Box

By mail.

The extra fabric can be used to create other gifts, perfect for Remembrance creations that can be shared throughout the family.

Remembrance Ornament by Once Upon a Time Creation


Puppy Lovie by Once Upon a Time Creation


All our creations are sewn with love by one of our qualified, experienced seamstresses, personally vested in making your gift the best it can be.

To learn more about sizes and styles, click here.

To order your Memory Blanket, click here.


Memory Blanket Special through February 28, 2014

Memory Blanket Special by Once Upon a Time Creation

February is Memory Blanket Month!

Once Upon a Time Creation Memory Blanket Special 2014

Anyone looking for the PERFECT graduation gift?

All Memory Blankets are 10% off until the end of February. Spread the word, share with your friends, and contact us to book your appointment.

Just bring your bin, box, or trash bag full of t-shirts, jerseys, sweatshirts, pjs, whatever you like, and we create the gift your graduate will LOVE!

Career Memory Blanket

Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

Jim’s blanket celebrates an amazing career and awesome experiences. Created from t-shirt and golf shirts, this blanket is now a tangible, everyday reminder of friends, accomplishments, and memories.

Jim, our hope is that this blanket brings a smile to your face and hugs you in memories every time you use it:)


Aqua Pearl becomes a new favorite for T-Shirt Blankets

Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

This “Aqua Pearl” flannel was all the rage this summer.  It’s a beautiful color and the girls just love it!

T-Shirt Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

Happy 8th Grade Graduation, Emma!

T-Shirt Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

Happy 10th Birthday to Ashley!

Graduation Memory Blankets

Graduation Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

What a great quote on this blanket…”We make a living by what we do, we make a life by what we give.”

Thank you to all the graduates for sharing their life story with us.  Your t-shirts show you are well-rounded, hard-working, giving individuals.  Hats off to you!  Best of luck to you in all your future endeavors.

Graduation Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

Just LOVE T-shirt Memory Blankets for Graduation

T-shirt Memory Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

We just love creating Memory Blankets for graduation.  By the time the project is complete, we feel like we know the graduate even though we haven’t met them as their shirts display their talents and gifts through the experiences they have had.  One of the best parts is getting to meet new families and share in such a monumental part of their life.  Although we can only show one pic for 2013 (they rest are surprise gifts), here are some from last year.

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Space Program Memory Blanket

Space Memory Blanket

This blanket was a birthday gift from Andrea to her hubby. They worked together on the space program when they lived in Houston. Check out all these great tees!

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