My daughter treats her stuffed animals like they are members of our family. She makes sure they stay well-fed at all times, get plenty of rest and never lack in hugs and kisses. Her stuffed animals have been her favorite toys since she was old enough to grasp onto them. Boy does she have a collection, but she always has room for more.
Recently she was tickled red, white and blue to receive the Patriotic Pup, one of Build-A-Bear's Independence Day inspired animals. The puppy really is the cutest little friend, with her star nose and red ears and paws. (Yes, the one we received is definitely a girl puppy because it came with little red bows tied on it's ears!) My daughter named her "Star." I'm confident the puppy will be with us when we watch the fireworks on the 4th of July. Apparently Star likes to bask in the sun as well because we also received a great big Build-A-Bear beach towel that says, "Endless Summer of Hugs."
If you've never taken the kids to a Build-A-Bear workshop before, you really should try it at least once. Last Christmas I had a coupon for $10 off an animal, so I took my daughter. She LOVED picking out a new friend, blowing in the stuffing, adding the heart and watching the helper sew the animal up. The workshop is a great place to hold a birthday party as well. If you are a Build-a-Bear fan, make sure to sign up for the email newsletter. Just last month I received a coupon for a free animal through my email subscription!
Win a gift card! Build-A-Bear sent me a $25 gift card to give away to one Brimful Curiosities reader.
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[Thanks to Build-A-Bear for this review opportunity.]