Disclosure: These products were provided to me free for review. However, all opinions stated below are completely my own.
February is officially upon us. It’s time to start thinking about how we want to celebrate Valentine’s Day with our children. Some families will make a cute Valentine’s Day craft. Others may choose to make a special themed breakfast. Some families may even choose to give a physical gift. There are many great ways to celebrate this special holiday with your children.
We don’t typically celebrate Valentine’s Day with gifts. We prefer to celebrate holidays with experiences instead. However, this year we’ve decided to go against the norm and get our daughter a physical gift. Of course, I will still be throwing a themed breakfast into the mix because that’s just the kind of mom I am. I can’t pass up a good theme.
You may be wondering why I decided to try something new this Valentine’s Day. To be perfectly honest, I was presented with an opportunity I simply couldn’t refuse. When I stumbled across the company Cuddle + Kind I realized they were so much more than a doll. Therefore, purchasing a doll is more than just purchasing another physical gift. It’s purchasing a valuable life lesson for my daughter. It’s a way to teach my daughter that the best part of a holiday isn’t the gifts we receive. Instead, it’s the warm feeling we get in our heart when we give a gift to someone else. Let me explain.
Cuddle + Kind is on a mission to feed children in need. For every doll you purchase, Cuddle + Kind donates 10 meals to children around the world. So, not only do I get to buy a beautiful doll for my daughter, I will also be able to help her give gifts to children who desperately need them. It just doesn’t get much better than that.
As a parent, I recognize how extremely privileged I am to be able to place three healthy meals on the table every day for my daughter. Unfortunately, there are many families across the United States and throughout the world who don’t have that privilege. It is devastating to me to think of children going hungry. I’m thankful to Cuddle + Kind for providing my daughter and me with an opportunity to help make the world a better place.
Cuddle + Kind’s 1 doll = 10 meals initiative isn’t the only way they are working to make the world better. They also work to provide over 750 artisans with fair trade employment in Peru. They have made a commitment to prioritizing fairness and decency over profits. Therefore, they are able to pay women fairly for their work. This allows them to adequately care for their families while providing for their future. As a woman and a mother this is extremely important to me.
If you are considering purchasing a gift for your child this Valentines Day, then I highly recommend taking the time to look at Cuddle + Kind’s selection of dolls. When you purchase one of their products you will get a high quality, hand knit, heirloom doll. More importantly, you will get the opportunity to give back to the world you live in. I can’t think of a better way to spread love than that.
Here is a selection of my favorite Cuddle + Kind dolls.
Maya the Mermaid
Hudson the Polar Bear
Penelope the Flamingo
Olive the Bear