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.

A warm testimonial to My Friend Huggles from the Mom of a hospitalized little girl.

This testimonial came from Melanie Boutlet, Mom of little 3 year old Abygel, after a hospital visit from My Friend Huggles.

Abygael received her doll when she was 2 years old from her grandma. Since that day they are the best of friends, Abygael feeds her, dances with her and sings her songs. Her doll even follows her when she sleeps at grandma’s. After being admitted to the hospital following her accident, her Rubi doll continues to comfort her. She has been here 3 weeks now. – Melanie Boutlet

Thanks so much for taking the time to write to us! We love hearing from parents, grandparents & caregivers and it warms our hearts to know that our hospital doll donations are making a difference.

With Love & Huggles
My Friend Huggles

DOUBLE your fun and DOUBLE your sleepover party! Triplets having a sleepover party with My Friend Huggles dolls did just that!

Adorable photo of triplets having a sleepover party with My Friend Huggles dolls

DOUBLE your fun and DOUBLE your sleepover party! Or in this case TRIPLE! Here’s an adorable photo of triplets having a sleepover party with My Friend Huggles dolls. The girls snuggled up with our super soft deluxe blankets and cuddled in for the night with their My Friend Huggles dolls. So cute! Mom & Dad, thank you very much for sharing this picture and girls, hope you enjoyed your popcorn! 🙂

Also in this photo, a sneak peek at Mini Huggles ~ Coming soon to the Huggles family!

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

Adorable Photo of a child’s ultimate bedtime toy, a cuddly My Friend Huggles Doll.

Nightie night! Thank you for sharing this adorable photo of Olivia sleeping on her sister’s Lily Doll. We never knew a Huggles could substitute for a bed!

Adorable Photo of a child's ultimate bedtime toy, a cuddly My Friend Huggles Doll

Our friend Olivia sleeping on her sisters My Friend Huggles Lily Doll

My Friend Huggles not only teach character values through meaningful play, they are a soft, cuddly, bedtime toy for a child ~ A life-sized doll the size of a toddler, that’s a little one’s secure friend to snuggle and love.

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.

My Friend Huggles is supporting Dressfest 2013, a charitable gala you wear your wedding dress to!

If you’re in the area, come out for an evening of dining, dancing and support Dressfest, a charitable gala where not only do you get to wear your wedding dress again, but where women unite with their families and friends to celebrate in style and give back to their community. This years’ Gala is in support of the London Regional Cancer Program & Patient Assisatance Program.
My Friend Huggles is supporting Dress Fest 2013, a Charitable Gala where you wear your wedding dress to!

“Our idea came to life when the group of us decided that we spend way too much money on a wedding gown to only wear it once. We thought it would be fun to have a “girls’ night” in our wedding gowns, whether we were married to the dress or not. We could have a few drinks, do some dancing and have a whole lot of fun… and we did!…It is difficult to express the feeling we experienced when staring into a kitchen full of ten brides with smiles on their faces and a song in their hearts. This is what we wanted to share with others.”

The Dressfest committee’s mission is to raise money annually for a good cause that helps their community. This year, My Friend Huggles’ Lily doll and accessories will be present in their silent auction. Awesome idea Dressfest! We love it! For more information on Dressfest 2013 go to: http://dressfest.ca

Announcing NEW 2013 My Friend Huggles Special Edition Dolls

My Friend Huggles NEW Special edition boutique dolls will be arriving in October 2013.
Announcing NEW 2013 My Friend Huggles Special Edition DollsAnnouncing NEW 2013 My Friend Huggles Special Edition Dolls

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 was featured in the Westmount Examiner outside of local toy store Oink Oink.

My Friend Huggles was featured in the Westmount Examiner outside of local toy store Oink Oink.My Friend Huggles was featured in the Westmount Examiner after taking part in a large street festival this past September. Oink Oink, a boutique that sells My friend Huggles dolls, was one of the retailers celebrating the re-opening of their town’s main shopping street. Re-opening a main street brings busy days for a popular toy retailer. Previous to the festival and during, many have shopped at Oink Oink, from local citizens to celebrities (this summer celebrity Halle Berry stopped in to purchase two My friend Huggle Kira dolls from Oink Oink!). Oink Oink, A store. A Fantasy. For boys & girls of all ages, is located at 1343 Greene Avenue, Westmount, QC.

During the festival My Friend Huggles had their Huggle mobile parked out front of Oink Oink, giving away a My Friend Huggles Cool Cuff for each doll purchased at the Huggle Mobile, running a colouring contest to win a free Huggle and interacting with families.

My Friend Huggles had their Huggle mobile parked out front of Oink Oink.

My Friend Huggles at CHU Sainte-Justine, giving a feeling of safety and comfort to in children in hospitals.

Last week as part of our Campaign of Hope, we did a gifting of dolls at CHU Sainte-Justine, Mother & Child University Hospital Center. CHU Sainte-Justine is the largest mother and child centre in Canada and one of the four most important paediatric centres in North America.

My Friend Huggles at CHU Sainte-Justine
My Friend Huggles at CHU Sainte-JustineMy Friend Huggles at CHU Sainte-JustineThe My Friend Huggles Campaign of Hope has given hundreds of hospitalized children the feeling of safety and comfort.

A Special Friend Brings My Friend Huggles Lily doll to a celebratory ‘Back to University for a Second Year in Nursing Hot Chocolate Tea Party!’

My Friend Huggles Lily doll to a celebratory ‘Back to University for a Second Year in Nursing Hot Chocolate Tea Party!’

“We just recently had a hot chocolate ‘tea party’ to celebrate a friend of ours going back to university for her second year of nursing. I thought I’d attach some pics, as Alexa insisted Lily be involved in the celebration!…I am so impressed with your philosophy. You are doing AMAZING work with your company. So completely inspiring!”

My Friend Huggles Lily doll having a Hot Chocolate Tea Party!

My Friend Huggles Lily doll to a celebratory ‘Back to University for a Second Year in Nursing Hot Chocolate Tea Party!’

We love sharing stories! Thank you so much for taking the time to write us and for sending in these adorable, creative photos. We wish your friend much success in university in her nursing program. Lily is a lucky doll to have such a good little friend like Alexa that includes her in celebrations! ☺