In the week after Christmas, it’s good practice to show gratitude towards others. One of the biggest things I’m grateful for right now would be the companies who worked with me over the holiday season to provide excellent gifts for my girls. Christmas morning was such a surprise. Samantha said that Santa must have brought her 180 million toys, and did he really think she was good enough for all of them?
Teaching Kids to Be Grateful
Some of the best gifts in life are simple, but impossible to buy. That’s what Samantha learned when she spent time with family this holiday season. Warm fireplaces, cuddles, and tasty treats have imprinted on her memory. Volunteering at her school to make gingerbread magnets was more special than anything. The holiday season is about more than waking up to the gifts under the tree, while showing gratitude for gifts is important for kids to learn.
Recently, another priceless moment was when Samantha discovered her Educational Insights toy catalogue. Guess who is inside the front cover? Samantha! The company liked her photo so much from my Puppet on a Stick Rainbow Prancer post that they asked my permission to include the photo in their catalogue. I’m so grateful to collaborate with a company with a mission to educate kids. Samantha loves the chance to “earn” toys by doing photo shoots and offering her input in my reviews. Educational Insights was great to work with this year, and as always, the company was happy to provide multiple toys for my kids to open on Christmas morning. Check out the catalogue page in this picture.
It’s cool that the company promotes their bloggers. I’m honored to have my website and photo included, even if the photo was very unstaged. I snapped it of Samantha after she got the toy, and I forget if it was for her birthday or for Easter last year. She was so excited to play with the toys that I could barely get her to sit still.
Now, with it being New Year’s Eve, I’m writing my New Year’s Resolutions tonight. Raising my children to be grateful is a major goal for me, and this starts with the thank you cards that must go out soon.
Educational Insights Toy Giveaway
I’m very appreciative of my readers this year! To celebrate the new year, I’m launching a giveaway tonight. You’ll be able to win a set of three Puppet on a Stick Rainbow Prancers. What were your kids the most grateful for this Christmas? Follow the prompts to enter!
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The item provided for the giveaway is given for free, but it in no way influenced my opinion!