Today, we bring you a giveaway from SouleMama Sponsor, Nova Natural Toys + Crafts. In their words:
"We sell toys and crafts that inspire and encourage children and families to learn, share and play together. By selling toys 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. It goes without saying that they are also fun!"
SouleMama: What's your favorite part of your job? The most challenging?
Nova: We cherish our relationships with the family businesses and craftspeople from around the world that supply the majority of the toys and crafts we sell. Knowing that sharing the things they make (often by hand!) with our customers has a real impact in the craftspeople's and our customers' lives makes the challenge of guessing how many we'll need during the holidays all worthwhile.
SouleMama: What role does 'handmade' play in our society?
Nova: Our lives are surrounded by artificial shapes. In our homes and our workplaces everything is so smooth, shiny and bright that we can easily forget the organic forms that connect us to the natural world. Indeed, many of the things we use on a daily basis are lifeless; it is impossible to find the any trace of the person who made it. In contrast (on the other hand?), handmade things are imbued with the life of their creator, both in their perfection and in their flaws. It is especially important for children to have the experience of what is handmade as it helps to create true warmth and love in their hearts for the Earth and other people.
For today's giveaway, Nova Natural Toys + Crafts is generously offering the following gift to THREE winners:
~ $100 gift certificates!Visit our new website with over 200 new items and find the perfect gift for one of the littles in your life. Our new items include our Sweet Baby Doll, Double Playstand Set and Building Blocks. Keep the kids warm this winter with the line of NUI organic Merino wool clothing we've added to our Wearing section (we still have our customer-favorite Ruskovilla woolens as well!).. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To enter today's giveaway, please leave a comment (one entry per person, please) in today's post. I'll close comments by 8:30 am EST on Monday, and announce the winners, chosen via Random Number Generator, shortly after. Comments closed! The winners are...
Love their kitchens!
Posted by: Diana Bradley
thank you, amanda!
Posted by: Loli
Oh, my. My family would be overjoyed to win!
Posted by: Kristin
Thank you, Nova Natural Toys + Crafts!