Gifts from Build-A-Bear are a perfect way to personalize any occasion and a special stuffed animal on Valentine’s Day only makes the day that much sweeter.
I must admit, I didn’t buy into the hoopla of Valentine’s Day for the longest time. Why have only 1 day a year to tell those in your life how much you love them when you should be doing that every day? In a way, I still hold on to that sentiment. Yet, I now understand that in the midst of our busy lives it’s nice to have a set day that’s meant to pause, reflect, and appreciate the people we care about.
While you may believe Valentine’s Day is just a â€œHallmarkâ€ holiday as I once did, this survey from Build-A-Bear workshop reveals most Americans are far less cynical:
- Almost all (92%) of Americans agree that Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romance â€“ it’s about showing people you care about them.
- 82% believe the holiday is more about love than just spending money.
- Americans prefer to give Valentines (73%) versus receive them (27%).
- Americans prefer to be gifted with experiences (82%), versus more tangible gifts (18%).
- A personalized gift (64%) is preferred to a handmade (22%), or expensive gift (8%).
I know for me, the best gifts at Valentine’s Day whether to give or receive are clearly from the heart. Though it’s not just about romance anymore, but also a day for kids, friends and family. While Build-A-Bear is a perfect gift to share with loved ones on Valentines Day, this year you can also give back when you create your own Build-A-Bear.
This Valentine’s Day season, Build-A-Bear Workshop is giving you the opportunity to care for others with its â€œMillion Hearts, Million Wishes, Million Ways to Helpâ€ campaign benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation, donating a minimum of $250,000.
As part of the Build-A-Bear Workshop â€œMillion Hearts, Million Wishes, Million Ways to Helpâ€ effort, Guests can share photos of their â€œheart ceremonyâ€ when they wish on a limited edition â€œOne in a Millionâ€ red satin heart that is added to their stuffed animal. For every photo shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest with #sharebabwwishes, Build-A-Bear Workshop will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $30,000. Build-A-Bear Workshop Guests can also make monetary donations to support Make-A-Wish at checkout in stores nationwide and online at buildabear.com through March.
Build-A-Bear Workshop to host Wish Events across the United States
Build-A-Bear Workshop hosted special Valentine’s Day events in select cities to celebrate select Make-A-Wish wish kids on February 6, 2014. These events were uniquely tailored to honor each of the wish kids and their families in attendance. Events took place in New York, Orlando, St. Louis, Dallas, and Orange County. Photos and video of Build-A-Bear Workshop celebrating these courageous wish kids are posted at www.facebook.com/buildabear.
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