I don’t know about you, but I am super excited for Christmas this year. I’m looking forward to continuing our family traditions while adding new ones too. The day after Thanksgiving I will pack away all of the fall decorations so I can deck the halls with boughs of holly and my many many boxes of Christmas decor. I firmly believe that one can never have too much Christmas decor and so I am always on the look out for new pieces for our home. That’s what led me to swing by our local Hallmark Gold Crown store after picking up Kaelyn from school. I hadn’t been by one in quite a few years and expected to see cards for every occasion, an assortment of Christmas ornaments, and home decor. I did see all of those things, but what got Kaelyn excited was the section for kids!
There we found so many items that would make perfect Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers. There was a large selection of recordable story books. I would love to have the grandparents record a book for the kiddos.
But what caught Kaelyn’s eye the most were all of the itty bittys. These collectible plush animals are available in a variety of characters with everything from the Peanuts to Star Wars characters plus lots more. At 4 inches tall they are the perfect size for little hands.
There is even an itty bittys nativity set which includes Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus, and an angel. Plus it comes packaged in a sturdy cardboard stable. I just had to get this set for my girls because I knew that all four of them would be able to enjoy it.
My two oldest daughters, Alleigh and Kaelyn, have been having fun performing plays.
Willow likes to carry the itty bittys around and since they’re so soft I’ve even found her cuddled up napping with them.
I love that all of the small details are embroidered so I don’t have to worry when lil miss Lilah inevitably puts them in her mouth.
The girls have already mentioned that they would love Santa to stuff their stockings with more itty bittys – specifically the characters from Inside Out as well as the Disney Princesses. I’m pretty sure he’ll be able to follow through on that. Their simply too cute not to collect them all.
In addition to the plush itty bittys there are also itty bittys ornaments! These adorable Christmas ornaments have a dated looped ribbon for hanging and are decoupaged. They are very sturdy and seem to be pretty much unbreakable which is excellent with all the kiddos running around our house… not to mention the cat. I told Kaelyn she could choose three itty bittys ornaments for her, Alleigh, and Willow’s Christmas tree. And I can definitely say I wasn’t the least bit surprised when she chose Elsa, Anna, and Olaf.
No matter the age range you are Christmas shopping for I can guarantee Hallmark will have the perfect gift. They definitely have kids covered so I’ll definitely be heading back for more stocking stuffers. Visit the Hallmark website to see everything they have to offer – Christmas ornaments, greeting cards, home decor, and much more!