Mar 28, 2014
Make sure you check your email for the latest G.Willikers! news... we have a lot of fun events coming up this month to celebrate our 36th anniversary. Click on the photo, or go to http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs182/1101963427027/archive/111692743..., to see our latest events letter. We hope to see you on Market Street to help us celebrate!!
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Mar 26, 2014
Mar 19, 2014
Children's Day is one of G.Willkers! favorite days of the year!!
As always this years Children's Day will be held on the first Sunday in May, which will be Sunday, May 4th, 2014.
As is tradition, Pro Portsmouth, which is the organizer of Children's Day, is having a contest to create the Logo for this years events! If your child might be interested, check out the Pro Portsmouth website for more information. Below is a short overview of the guidelines!! We think there's a lot of little artists out there that might have a ball with this contest- what better than to see your design up all over town!!
Here are a few guidelines for 2014:
Please submit your entries to:
Pro Portsmouth, Inc.
P.O. Box 967
Mar 19, 2014
In honor of women's history month, we wil be featuring several of our favorite women owned and/or operated businesses on the blog over the next few weeks.
Today we start with one of our favorite toy companies; eeBoo !
This wonderful company was started about 18 years ago by President and Creative Director, Mia Galison. Eeboo toys and games have always been a favorite at G.Willikers! Their bright and colorful designs appeal to kids of all ages, and their un-official slogan "get down on the floor and play (with your kids)" shines through in all their designs. While we love the company's commitment to working only with small stores, what appeals to us even more is they have continually offered an assortment of well-made, interactive, educational toys for $25 or less (with most of their line well below $20).
Eeboo toys encourage imaginative play. They don't interact with your child, but let your child explore their own imagination and interact with the world around them. For example; a ballerina spinner game encourages dress up, a community game lets them see their own community and environment through new eyes, and the art supplies lets kids discover and explore the beauty of the world around them as well as their own imaginary world. There's no question why they are such a popular brand!
To learn more about this wonderful company and it's owner, read this article. We think you'll end up loving them as much as we do!
If you're interested in some great and free craft ideas, make sure you check out the Eeboo Blog
Mar 14, 2014
Have you heard about Nearby Registry?
They are a New Hampshire company started by a young enterprising woman. When Allison Grappone and her husband got married in 2009, they searched for a wedding registry site that allowed them to support their favorite local businesses. When they couldn't fine one she decided to create her own.
We're excited to start working with them, and we would love to know if you have heard of them, and what products and/or services you'd like to see from us on their site.
Check out the video below as well as the Nearby Registry site to learn more.