July is Kindness Month – WIN a FREE Lily Doll!

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July is one of our favorite months because of the beautiful weather, and the smiles that come with it. More importantly, for kids, July means summer vacation! That comes with extra time with friends and family, and lots and lots of fun.
There is no better moment than the sunniest month of the year to start your Huggles Challenge, which is why we are super excited to launch KINDNESS MONTH.

Step 1: Discover what it means to be kind
What does kindness mean to you? Talk about it with your friends and family, and see what you come up with. Then share it with the Huggles Community on our Facebook Page or on Twitter!
Tip: Lily says that kindness means be a good listener! Always say please and thank you. Treat others the way you like to be treated. Do you agree?

Step 2: Find new ways to be kind
Wherever you go, and whatever you do, there is always a moment to be kind. You can hold the doors open on the elevator, or ask someone if they need help. Say something nice to someone, and smile when you say thank you. We promise that it gets easy with practice, and will make you feel all warm and fuzzy.

Step 3: CONTEST – Share your kindness story
Once you’ve found a new way to be kind, tell someone how you did it! That way you can share your ideas and help others be kind too! If you’re extra proud of your act of kindness, send us a written story and we can share it with the rest of the Huggles Family. You will then be ENTERED TO WIN A FREE LILY DOLL!

Good luck!!

All rights reserved. Contest starts 17/07/14 and ends 31/07/14. No purchase is necessary. Contest is open to all Canadian & American citizens over the age of 18. Enter online as often as you like. One prize per household. The odds of winning depend on the amount of entries. One winer every month. Approximate 40$ value. The prize is a My friend Huggles Life-size Character Building Doll. The winner will be notified by email. This contest is being held by Great Divide Corp. 5653 Pare, suite 201, Montreal, QC, Canada H4P 1S1

Stay plugged in to the My Friend Huggles Facebook Page for contests!

Our most recent contest was so much fun! It was great reading the responses and huge thank you goes out to all of you that participated. Stay plugged in to the My Friend Huggles Facebook page for our next contest! 🙂
Photo of two girls with My Friend Huggles dolls.

We have a NEW catalog! Check out the My Friend Huggles collection in our 2013 Holiday Toy and Baby Guide.

2013 Holiday Toy and Baby Guide

The My Friend Huggles 2013 Holiday Toy and Baby Guide

PDF Guide: My Friend Huggles 2013 Holiday Toy & Baby Guide

Check My Friend Huggles in this month’s Creative Play Retailer Magazine.

My Friend Huggles in the October 2013 issue of Creative Play Retailer Magazine.

My Friend Huggles in the October 2013 issue of Creative Play Retailer Magazine.

To read the editorial on My Friend Huggles “Winning customers over…Finally a doll with a purpose.” Check out page 38 of the October 2013 issue of Creative Play Retailer Magazine.

Creative Play Retailer Magazine is a trade magazine covering the children’s retail industry. What makes Creative Play Retailer stand alone is its ability to provide the specialty store market with top rated reviews of products that are endorsed by Creative Child Magazine, parents and educators. This enables the buyer to better understand what the market truly thinks of the products that are presented.

CreativePlayRetailer.com takes Creative Play Retailer Magazine to an additional level by providing buyers of store retailers with more information including news, trends, hot products and more… Source: http://www.creativeplayretailer.com/about

My Friend Huggles in Juneau’s Imagination Station, an Alaskan toy store.

My Friend Huggles in Juneau’s Imagination Station, an Alaskan toy store.

Juneau’s Imagination Station offers games, dolls, arts & crafts, science, active toys, pretend play toys, toddler and infant toys, building toys, and Alaskan toys and books. My Friend Huggles president Brenda Katz was recently there and paid them a visit!

My Friend Huggles predisent Branda Katz outside Juneau’s Imagination Station, Alaska.

My Friend Huggles predisent Branda Katz outside Juneau’s Imagination Station, Alaska.

Announcing NEW 2013 My Friend Huggles Special Edition Dolls

My Friend Huggles NEW Special edition boutique dolls will be arriving in October 2013.
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My Friend Huggles Speciality Dolls will be available in the second week of October in select specialty boutiques. To inquire about where to purchase or wholesale ordering please contact sales@greatdividecorp.com.

Award winning My Friend Huggles, life-size dolls, teaching character values through meaningful play.

My Friend Huggles and their Huggle mobile in front of their Montréal retailer Oink Oink during a local street festival.

My Friend Huggles’ Huggle mobile in front of their Montreal retailer Oink OinkMy Friend Huggles was giving out one free cool cuff for every doll purchased at Oink Oink at the Huggle mobile during a large street festival this past Saturday. They also had a coloring contest to win a free Huggle! Oink Oink, A store. A Fantasy. For boys & girls of all ages, is located at 1343 Greene Avenue, Westmount, QC.

Shriners Hospital for Children – Using My Friend Huggles dolls to teach the scary process of operation and what a young child will expect.

Shriners Hospital for Children – using my Friend Huggles dolls to teach the scary process of operation and what a young child will expect.

Shriners Hospital for Children — Canada, located in Montreal-Québec, provides world-class care to children from across Canada. They treat children with a host of orthopaedic and neuromusculoskeletal disorders in a family-focused environment that puts children at ease. Every member of their staff, from surgeons to therapists, nurses to orthotists, are committed to helping children improve their quality of life and achieve as much independence as possible.

If your child needs to have an operation, there will be plenty of questions, concerns and fears on their part. At Shriners Hospital for Children they will be working with donated My Friend Huggles dolls to demonstrate procedures by using the large dolls as an aid to explain the scary process of operation and what a child will expect. With operations, your child’s age and developmental level play an important part in what they will deem scary but we hope having a happy, friendly-faced My Friend Huggles doll to aid in the process of explanation, their fears will be lessoned.

We are so happy our dolls are being used in such a special roll and it’s with great pride and love for these courageous kids and the upmost respect and admiration for the staff at the Shriners Hospital for Children that we share where our dolls are being loved. 🙂

Kids at Shriners Hospital for Children were the first recipients of the “Huggle it Forward Campaign of Hope” where every doll My Friend Huggles sold at Strangers In The Night 9 (a unique charity gourmet gala to benefit Starlight Children’s Foundation Québec), a second was gifted to a child in need.

My Friend Huggles and Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada are giving 1000 dolls to sick kids in children’s hospitals nationwide. Spreading smiles, love, and laughter where it is needed most. Love in Action

My daughter loves her My Friend Huggles doll! Adorable photo and customer feedback…

Cute photo of a little girl playing tea party with her My Friend Huggles dollAdorable photo and customer feedback! “My daughter Isabella got a huggles doll for her 4th birthday a couple weeks ago. She loves her! Today I caught her having tea with a set up scene I couldn’t of even made. Made for a great lifetime memory Adorable! Thank you!” Thanks so much for sharing 🙂