Monday, January 31, 2011

Build-A-Bear Workshop Valentine's Day {Review & Giveaway}

Build-A-Bear Workshop{This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations, Jenny!}

With Valentine's Day right around the corner, I've come to realize that so far this year I've focused more on my daughters than my husband.

It's not that I've forgotten about him or anything, it's just that with the girls there are cards to decorate, clothing to pick out, cookies to bake and the ever-important valentines to select and prepare to hand out to family and friends. That's fun stuff to not be ignored!

And that's not all. This year we added one more Valentine's Day event to our list that I have no doubt will become an annual tradition. Because, after all of the fun that Big Sister E and Little Sister B had at Build-A-Bear Workshop, how could we not want to continue to celebrate the holiday of love with a visit to one of our favorite locations?

Build-A-Bear storeHaving been introduced to the sights, sounds and all-around amazing entertainment of making their own stuffed animals with our first Build-A-Bear Workshop giveaway, as soon as Big Sister E and Little Sister B caught glimpse of the bright colors and cute decorations, they were pretty much running down the mall. I have to admit that I was moving at a pretty quick pace as well - there's just so much fun to be had at a place that lets you choose, create and take home your very own best friend.

This time when we arrived, instead of all of the reindeer, snowflakes and Christmas decor, our local Build-A-Bear Workshop was filled with the sweetest hearts, Love Bears and Love Bugs to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Build-A-Bear clothingFrom complete adorable outfits to sparkly red shoes to a miniature tuxedo so that your child's Build-A-Bear Workshop pal can be ready to hit the town in style, the girls and I were thrilled with all of the options. To fully get in the mood for the holiday, we of course had to check out the great selection of Valentine's Day animals that were ready to show their affection.

Adorable on their own, the Love Bear and Love Bug are cute and lovable and would make great gifts this Valentine's Day. However, we have found it somewhat impossible to pass up the ever-so-charming clothing and accessories that Build-A-Bear Workshop is known for. So even though these two characters are perfect on their own, they're even more delightful dressed up in something like this:

Available complete in their Valentine's Day attire online, visiting a Build-A-Bear Workshop in person to make these cuties is an experience that won't be forgotten. I think it's especially appropriate for this holiday that, after selecting just the right friend to make, you can take it an extra step and add a sound to express your love.

Whether just choosing "I love you" or going the "Build-A-Sound" route and recording your own messages, what a perfect way to remind the lucky little recipient that they are loved this February 14th and the entire rest of the year.

So, after choosing our Valentine's Day animals, Big Sister E, Little Sister B and I stuffed, "washed" and shopped to complete our fun morning.

Some of us even got a little more into the Valentine's Day apparel than others.

And in the end? Well, it was all about the love.

Whether you order online (there are so many regular and seasonable options to choose from!), make your own animal in-store or just stop in and pick up one of the ready-to-buy-already-in-a-stylish-box options, Build-A-Bear Workshop has a high quality friend for your little loved one this Valentine's Day.

Looking for a fun way to show the child in your life that you care? Bring them to Build-A-Bear Workshop! This February a $1 donation at checkout (in-store or online) will help support the Children's Heart Foundation in the United States, so it won't be just your child that is benefiting from this great company. Also, don't forget to download the free Build-A-Bear Workshop app on your iPhone to stay up to date on their current promotions and receive exclusive offers.

Plus, thanks to their generosity, one person will be able to bring the joy of Build-A-Bear Workshop to a lucky child that they know as well, because...

One lucky person will win a $25 gift card to Build-A-Bear
Workshop (in-store or online)!


To enter to win: Visit Build-A-Bear Workshop and tell me the name of your favorite furry friend available there.

Extra Entries (available after the mandatory entry above is completed; please leave a separate comment for each entry in order for them to be counted).

1 Extra Entry (per method) if you sign up for the Build-A-Bear Workshop email newsletter, follow them on Twitter and/or Like them on Facebook.
1 Extra Entry (per giveaway entered) - Enter any (or all) of the giveaways running on Thanks, Mail Carrier for the duration of this giveaway.
1 Extra Entry if you follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway by copying and pasting the tweet below and leaving me the link. Tweet daily for an extra entry every day!

#WIN a $25 gift card to Build-A-Bear Workshop! Kids love @buildabear & their furry friends! #thxmailcarrier http://bit.ly/hlmc6K #giveaway

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Giveaway will end on February 25th at 11:59pm CST. Do me the favor of leaving an email address or making absolutely sure it is visible in your profile, I have to have a way to contact the winner. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to contact me or respond to notification or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.

A big thank you to Build-A-Bear Workshop for providing a $25 gift card for me as well as for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

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My favorite is the 16 in. Pawfectly Huggable Bunny - so cute :)

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jbafaith said...

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wheelerclan said...

The Yorkshire Terrier. Or any of the dogs. My girly is a dog lover!

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My favorite is the 18 in. Love Bug - my grand-daughter loves Lady Bugs!

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I love the Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster

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Beary Pretty Ballerina Curly Teddy

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14 in Lil Honeycomb Cub

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I like the snowflake jask Russell Terrier...looks just like our puppy!

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