Winter Is Here! Time to cuddle up with a blanket (and a sticker book), sip some hot cocoa, and spend time with friends and family. It is also the season of giving - to show we are thankful for our loved ones and to remember the importance of helping those in need. We've been working hard here at the Sticker Farm, focusing on the spirit of giving. Read on, as we share some holiday cheer with you!
- Alyssa & Michelle
Gifts that give back - Our first two African Wildlife Foundation sticker collections are here and we think they make excellent stocking stuffers and Hanukkah gifts! In an effort to share our excitement about this partnership (not to mention some crazy cute stickers) we are doubling our donation for each pack of stickers sold today! This is a one-day special, so get yours HERE today.
Sticker Farm Teaches School Children About African Wildlife Conservation - We really think if you can do 'good' you should, and that extends beyond individuals. As a business, not only do we want to bring quality learning and creative play to children, but we also want to give back. With our animal stickers in hand, we decided to get out into the community, and teach kids the importance of conservation while having fun at the same time.
With a clear mission ready to go, Alyssa approached a school in our community and the teachers reaction to the idea was overwhelming enthusiasm. They created a whole lesson plan adding the teachings of the African animals into their curriculum, and we got to capture the whole thing on video. Check out this inspiring video clip from our awesome experience with the kids and teachers. We're confident that everyone left that day feeling like they can make a difference!
Creative Child Awards we received 5 Creative Child Awards this year: The 2014 Book Of The Year Award, two Creative Play Of The Year Awards, a Preferred Choice Award, and the Seal Of Excellence Award! Thanks to the moms and educators who make up the Creative Child Awards Program. We're honored to receive these awards and thrilled to be recognized for creating products that live up to such high standards!
Fun Ideas! Use our alphabet stickers as a fun learning tool - both for kids learning how to spell and those who are learning the meaning of new words. We were inspired by the different ways of saying "Hello" from around the globe. Can you figure out what language each of these greetings are in? Are there any you know that we didn't list here? See how many you can get right and how many you can add to the list!
Other Sticky Ideas - 'Tis the season for vacations from work, winter breaks from school, holiday gatherings, and trying to figure out where to put all those Holiday cards. De-clutter your mantle, release some of that pent up energy and cure the cabin fever with this simple (and super cheap) activity.
We used: pom pom craft balls (you can get a package of 100 for $3 or less!), some clothes pins we had lying around the house, glitter and regular glue, and some Sticker Farm Alphabet stickers for a little added touch. All-in-all, this was fun, easy, creative, useful and affordable!
And remember, leave the perfection for the magazines. We're here to have fun!