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?!
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 their magic wands to a Nativity that would enchant children of any age.
My almost 6 year old daughter is a lover of all things fanciful like faeries and sprites so the Unicorn, Pegasus, and Dragon are a perfect gift for her. In fact, she has them on her Christmas Wish List! She said the Pegasus and Unicorn are "so beautiful" and "the Dragon isn't scary at ll...why he is a nice Dragon!" I cannot wait to see her face light up when she realizes she actually gets them for her very own. Each creature is incredibly well made. They are sanded and finished so that they are super smooth. They each have an attached part like their wings or horn and I have given them each a sound tug enough times to know they will withstand even her most rigorous inspections and activities. I am sure they will all take many flights of fancy together and continue to stretch and build her imagination for years to come!
Note: by entering this giveaway, you are actually entering to win all the toys in Group 4 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 Unicorn, Pegasus, and Dragon 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 you liked the best about North Star Toys.
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.
This is the FINAL WEEK to enter the GIVEAWAYS both here and on 3 P's Mama Says... for Because It's Christmas! Don't Miss out!