Today, I bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Nova Natural Toys & Crafts. In their words:
"Nova Natural sells open-ended toys and crafts that inspire and encourage children and their caregivers to learn, share and play together. By selling made in Europe, the U.S. or in fair trade businesses, we ensure that our products are as good for the people producing them as they are for our customers. Because our products are made primarily of natural materials like wood, cotton, silk and wood, we ensure that they are renewable and safe.
Visit our new website with over 40 new items and find the perfect gift for one of the littles in your life. Our new items include our Fairy Tale Castle, Doll Pram and Wooly Bear. We also have a selection of Austrian-made tops that spin and spin."
SouleMama: How long have you been in business?
Nova: Susan and Ted Blood have owned Nova for 11 years, but the business was begun over 25 years ago.
SouleMama: Tell us about your background. What path led you to the work you do today?
Nova: Eleven years ago we decided to make Nova a part of our lives. Our boys were still in diapers when we took on the challenge of providing natural toys and crafts for children. While the diapers are a distant memory for us, our enthusiasm for these toys hasn't waned. Every year brings new discoveries we are delighted to share with our customers.
Nova: As a company, we do all of our own photography for our print catalog and website and seeing the look on the children's faces as they try out a new toy or craft for the first time is always inspiring. Sometimes, they become really excited and expressive, but other times, they settle in and become completely absorbed in the toy. That's real magic for us when we do the photos. Capturing those moments of intense focus and pleasure.
SouleMama: How do you keep yourself motivated, and avoid burnout?
Nova : Just remembering how fortunate we are to have created a community around our core mission of providing wholesome products that encourage every child's individual and beautiful spirit to flourish keeps us motivated.
SouleMama: What's the product or offering that you are most excited about in your shop/class right now? Tell us about it.
Nova: We really love our new Wooly Bear; it's so huggable. It's also 100% organic (made of organic cotton and wool) and made by the same small German company that makes our popular Horsie stuffed toy.
To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8:00am EST on Sunday, and announce the winners, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed. The winners are...
LOVE Nova Naturals! They are local for us and I love supporting their wonderful business :)
Posted by: Liz
Wishin' and a hopin'.
Posted by: heather
Thank you, Nova Natural!