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

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.

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 Mimi was there when a special little girl in CHU Sainte-Justine got a visit from the MontrĂ©al Allouettes.

The famous MontrĂ©al Allouettes recently visited CHU Sainte-Justine, Mother and Child University Hospital Centre. During the visit one little girl had My Friend Huggles’ Mimi doll keeping her company in bed. It’s absolutely wonderful and kind when celebrities and sports figures take the time to lift the spirits of kids. Giving courage and confidence. Way to go Allouettes!!!

My Friend Huggles life-sized, plush dolls are themed to teach young children character values ~ Mimi’s theme is confidence.

My Friend Huggles Mimi was there when a special little girl in CHU Sainte-Justine got a visit from the Montreal Allouetteshttp://www.lapresse.ca/videos/sports/201309/24/46-1-les-alouettes-donnent-des-ailes-aux-enfants.php/9fe1eb044aa1409ba802ce5de57045bd

My Friend Huggles was selected for Dr. Toy’s Best Picks Products Award for 2013

My Friend Huggles was selected for Dr. Toy’s Best Picks Products Award for 2013.

Best Picks Dr. Toys 2013 Logo

“The Dr. Toy Award Program was developed by noted play and child development authority, Stevanne Auerbach, PhD, (a.k.a. Dr. Toy) as a service to consumers who desire to purchase safe, affordable, educationally oriented, stimulating new toys and play products for children. This award, which complements the ‘100 Best Children’s Products Awards,’ recognizes educational play products that provide additional resources for consideration and use at home and in school…The report, ‘Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Picks Children’s Products for 2013,’ is being released according to Dr. Toy to ‘encourage parents and teachers to focus on the value of play as essential to the learning process.'” For more information on Stevanne Auerbach, PhD, (a.k.a. Dr. Toy) visit http://www.drtoy.com/about-dr-toy/ and to view Dr. Toy’s 100 Best Picks Children’s Products for 2013 please visit: http://www.drtoy.com/find-toys/?programwon=49&yearwon=2013&completeawardtitle=100+Best+Toys+2013

My Friend Huggles and their Huggle mobile in front of their MontrĂ©al 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.

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! â˜ș