Monthly Archives: November 2012

DIY Hanukkah Gift Wrap

by Caitlin Noblitt, Social Media Intern Bear

Hanukkah starts December 8, so to get ready we thought we’d share a simple way of personalizing your gifts by making your own wrapping paper. It’s a great craft for all ages. I especially like that doing this craft with children shows them how the gift-giving process is equally as fun as receiving. This craft can also be adapted and personalized for the person who is receiving your gift, by creating or painting special designs on the paper, using ribbons, by tying a candle onto the top or even attaching a bag of gelt for the children. We picked up a Star of David cookie cutter with which to make our wrapping paper. Celebrate the Festival of Lights by giving your friends and family a gift wrapped from the heart!

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Daily prizes in #BearHoliday Pinterest Contest!

Enter our #BearHoliday Pinterest Contest! The contest runs through December 8. Visit http://contests.pinfluencer.com/bearholiday to enter the contest.

There will be a daily winner of a $50 Bear Buck$ gift card, which will be great for gift giving. One grand prize winner will receive a $300 shopping spree to Build-A-Bear Workshop, plus our entire holiday collection of furry friends!

To enter the contest you’ll need to have a Pinterest account, so make sure you have one set up.

Click one of the share links below to tell your friends about the contest. And come back Wednesday to enter! Good luck!

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Be thankful pine cone craft

by Caitlin Noblitt, Social Media Intern Bear

Do you ever feel like the true meaning of Thanksgiving gets lost in the craziness of decorating for the holidays? This pine cone turned turkey craft will help your kids reflect on the true meaning of Thanksgiving. Display these pine cone turkeys in your home throughout the month of November to help remind your family what Thanksgiving really means. These turkeys are easy to make and you’ll have them finished in no time at all!

Turkey Pinecone Craft

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Bring back the magic and be a holiday hero

What gets you in the holiday spirit? Bundling up the kids and sending them out into the fresh-fallen snow to let their imaginations run wild? Unwrapping your family decorations from crinkly brown paper, remembering where and who each one came from? How about cuddling together on the couch watching “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” with the kids in their fuzzy pj’s sipping hot cocoa or crunching salty popcorn?

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Our winter scented furry friends are here!

Have you smelled these scented furry friends? Merry Mint Pup and Christmas Cookie Bear are in stores and online now! They make pawsome gifts and additions to your holiday decor.

Bridgette is one of our 15 Friends Ambassadors. Find out more about her at TheNotSoBlog.com.


Get your beary own cookbook!

You can get your Beary Own Cookbook with any purchase of $30 or more at Buildabear.com or at a Build-A-Bear Workshop store near you starting Nov. 1! They will only be around while supplies last, so hurry.

What are your holiday traditions? Do you make cookies with your family? Share your tips below!


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