North Star Toys was the perfect fit for our Because It's Christmas Kids & Charity Giveaway because of the very nature of what their products are made out of - honest to goodness non-toxic WOOD. The little Elves at North Star Toys are hard at work, especially at this time of year, trying to make sturdy, beautiful toys that will please boys and girls both young and old. The owners of North Star Toys have been an absolute delight to work with and truthfully, their toys reflect that. They believe that children deserve beautiful, functional toys.
From the owners ~
At North Star Toys we believe that conscious parenting is one of the most wonderful and challenging responsibilities on the planet. It is our hope to support this important endeavor by offering simple toys that stimulate creative, imaginative play. We truly care about the toys we make and hope that they add to the nurturing experiences of childhood.
North Star Toys is also very conscientious about the environment. Being a family owned and operated business, they can make environmental sustainability top priority. They recycle both the paper they use as well as the packaging whenever possible and turn right around and print on recycled paper. They use vegetable-based inks for large printing jobs and their saw dust is used to supplement compost and for chickens. 100 percent of electricity that runs their shop comes from wind and/or solar energy. And their wood-scraps are even donated to schools for art projects and used for kindling - how's that for giving back?!
Now, each of these beautiful toys are loving created using only American hard woods then they use food grade mineral oil to finish the toys. That has to be part of what make them so beautiful! I have been so impressed by the wide variety of toys in their collection, all the way from rattles for infants to a camera that would enchant children of any age.
I have really fallen in love with these products and especially the Rainbow People Mover. I can just imagine the joy that my 2 year old daughter will have playing with it. I have no qualms about giving this to my daughter because the removable people are big enough that she will not be able to swallow them either. These toys are incredibly well made, right down to the moving parts. The wheels roll so smoothly and the wood has been polished until is is completely smooth. I can tell that these toys are built to last a very long time and can become a cherished family toy to pass from generation to generation. I cannot thank the Long Family enough for sharing their loving gifts with us.
Note: by entering this giveaway, you are actually entering to win all the toys in Group 2 The more individual posts you enter, the more of a chance you have to win the Group prizes. The entries will be combined from all posts and a winner selected, so you have a chance to win the Group prizes even if you only enter on one post.
To enter to win the Rainbow People Mover by North Star Toys:
- Visit North Star Toys and check out all of the items.
- Come back here and leave a comment telling us what TOY you liked the best.
To earn extra entries:
- Post our Because It’s Christmas button on your site (you can find the code for it on the right sidebar) - 5 EXTRA ENTRIES
- Blog about this giveaway and link back here and to North Star Toys. (the links must be active/clickable) - 5 EXTRA ENTRIES
- Subscribe to our updates. - 1 EXTRA ENTRY
- Enter a Because It’s Christmas giveaway over at What's That Smell? and/or 3 P’s Mama Says and come back here and tell us which post/giveaway you entered on. - 1 EXTRA ENTRY PER POST/GIVEAWAY ENTERED
Giveaway will run through Nov. 30th at noon central time and is open to the USA.
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