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This post is Sponsored by Build A Bear but my opinions are 100% my own!

Build-A-Bear Workshop recently completed a survey that revealed some interesting things about Valentine’s Day.  It’s not just a “Hallmark” holiday, this survey reveals Americans are far less cynical:


  • Almost all (92%) of Americans agree that Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romance – 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 agree with a lot of these but I especially agree that a personalized gift is so much better than anything else.    I love giving personalized gifts for every occasion!     Pretty interesting facts huh?  Where do you fall?

Build-A-Bear Workshop  “Million Hearts, Million Wishes, Million Ways to Help” campaign benefiting the Make-A-Wish Foundation

As part of the Build-A-Bear Workshop “Million Hearts, Million Wishes, Million Ways to Help” effort, Guests can share photos of their “heart ceremony” when they wish on a limited edition “One in a Million” 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 through March. Build-A-Bear Workshop and its Guests will donate a minimum contribution of $250,000 to Make-A-Wish.

I love this foundation and what they do for so many people.  And I love that Build-A-Bear works with them.

Build-A-Bear is fun for the kids and they can make a personal bear exactly they way they want.  And while I hate the over abundance of stuff animals we have in our house, my girls love their Build-A-Bears because they ‘made’ them so they actually play with them.  My oldest has named hers Billy Jean Bob and call him that all the time!

Build-A-Bear would be a great Valentine gift for a little one and it’s calorie free!


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Disclosure: I received a Free product for review. My opinions are 100% mine.