Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Build-A-Bear!
Valentine’s Day has always been a special day for us and the girls. It is a day of love and friendship and every year, I have three Valentines.
All which receive chocolate, a card and a stuffie from me. Apart from the chocolatey sweetness that is born out of a heart-shaped box, the stuffie element to our gift every year is what the girls look forward to the most. Even my almost teen, if you can believe that. To be honest, I don’t think you can ever outgrow the cuteness of a teddy bear.
The day before Valentine’s Day the girls make sure that they’ve made and filled out all of their Valentine’s for their classmates. They also love to make handmade cards for each other, their grandparents, aunts and uncles and their good old Mom and Dad.
On the day of, we have a gift exchange and the girls always squeal in delight when they see their stuffies. Of course, they love their chocolate and cards but, it’s always the teddy bear that is sentimental and kept throughout the years. We usually have a very festive breakfast and during the evening we prepare a nice steak dinner at home and bake festive Valentine’s Day treats.
Love is in the Air!
It is definitely in the air at Build-A-Bear Workshop with their Sweet Scent Collection. There is nothing more fun than to get a stuffed bear and make it yourself, right?
You can head to your nearest Build-A-Bear Workshop and Make-Your-Own furry friends Sweet Scent Panda, Sweet Scent Leopard and Sweet Scent Teddy. The best part? They are ready to spread the love this Valentine’s Day with their soft, candy-scented fur. The more you hug, the sweeter they smell!
You can even customize a furry friend with accessories or add a personalized message on a Build-A-Sound recordable chip as the perfect gift for your little ones. I know it would be one that the girls would treasure for years to come.
In honour of celebrating one of the sweetest holidays, I decided to make these beary, beary cute blank Valentine’s Day cards inspired by Build-A-Bear Sweet Scent Collection. You can print them out on thick card stock paper and then gather your glitter pens, stickers and even print out some pictures to make the card uniquely yours.
I think all of the Sweet Scent Collection bears are too darn cute. I was inspired and created these cards that I hope you and your kids will find beary, beary cute!
The Sweet Scent Collection is available now at Build-A-Bear Workshop locations across Canada and online at buildabear.ca. The Sweet Scent Panda, Leopard and Teddy are $25 CAN each (applicable taxes and accessories extra).
Make a Difference!
Build-A-Bear Workshop and Build-A-Bear Foundation is encouraging guests to share their heart with Save the Children Canada. They help to provide schools and communities with youth programs.
Until the end of February, guests can make a donation in stores or online. It’s easy to support Save the Children’s Journey of Hope program. In stores, guests can also sign a Valentine’s Day card to be delivered to children through Save the Children. What a fun way to make a difference!
Capture some of the sweetness of the season! Believe me, your kids will love how deliciously sweet these stuffies smell. It also never hurts that you can accessorize to their heart’s content.
How do you celebrate Valentine’s Day?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.