This week, the week before Thanksgiving, we are being bombarded with more than just turkey recipes and guest RSVP’s. The moment we get the mail from the mailbox or turn on the TV, we are hit with loads of Black Friday advertisements. The super sales, the amazing deals. And each year, the doors open […]
I feel strongly about the need to support local businesses. As you do your holiday shopping, please remember that your purchases can make a difference in your local community. In November, there are two big events that support small businesses: Neighborhood Toy Store Day and Small Business Saturday. Saturday November 10th is the 3rd Annual […]
As a mom, I know that many of the toys advertised on TV look amazing but then sit unused in the toy box. When I enter my local toy store, I see items that I know my kids will love and use. With a special eye for relevance and all out fun, small toy store owners handpick […]
Toy stores across the country will be celebrating Neighborhood Toy Store Day on November 13, 2010. Neighborhood Toy Store Day will highlight the importance of independent toy stores not only to children and their families—but to their local areas as well. As part of Neighborhood Toy Store Day celebrations, hundreds of stores throughout the country are planning fun parties with clowns, magicians, face-painters, balloon-animals and more.
Looking for a last-minute Hanukkah present or last-minute Christmas present? Visit your local toy store! There are so many benefits to shopping locally. One of the big benefits: education. Local stores provide personalized service. I have a great relationship with my local store owner, and I have appreciated some of their tips and product recommendations. My neighborhood toy store carries unique educational toys. But I bet you didn’t know that you are actually supporting your local schools when you shop locally.