Valentine’s Day is only less than a week away. How are you celebrating it?
While most of us think that Valentine’s Day is more for romance and/or courtship, a new survey conducted by Build-A-Bear Workshop showed that 92 percent of Americans think the holiday is more about giving and celebrating those close to you.
Here are other interesting new stats about Valentine’s Day from this survey:
· 82% of American surveyed 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%)
This Valentine’s Day season, Build-A-Bear Workshop wants to invite you to have a special experience with someone you care about and to create personalized gifts. Additionally, this year, Build-A-Bear Workshop and Make-A-Wish launched a new ‘Million Hearts, Million Wishes, Million Ways to Help’ Valentine’s Day effort to provide guests with a ‘beary’ special way to benefit children with life-threatening medical conditions.
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 buildabear.com through March. Build-A-Bear Workshop and its Guests will donate a minimum contribution of $250,000 to Make-A-Wish.
So this Valentne’s Day, why not go to Build-A-Bear Workshop and create unique experience that will bring joy to your child? It feels good to know that while doing so, you are also helping a really worthy cause for children with life-threatening medical conditions through the Make-A-Wish Foundation!
I’m so excited that Build-A-Bear Workshop wants two of you, dear Hip Mama’s Place readers, to win a $25 Build-A-Bear Workshop gift card!
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*Hip Mama’s Place Disclosure: “My reviews and opinions are 100% my own. Build-A-Bear Workshop provided the prizes for this giveaway contest“.
About the Author: Jocelyn Cañasa-Brown is a working mom of two boys and is a recognized blogger and mom influencer in the Washington, DC area. In her spare time, she designs and creates her own handmade jewelry, maintains her jewelry store on Etsy and is an active moms group organizer and leader both online and offline. Hip Mama’s Place was nominated for Parents 2011 Best All-Around Mom Blog and named one of the Highest Rated Blogs and Sites on Nickelodeon ParentsConnect for the Washington, DC area. Follow Jocelyn on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.