Valentine’s Day is not only for romance (giveaway ends 2/12/14)



When most people think about Valentine’s Day I’m sure they imagine roses, heart shaped boxes of chocolates and romantic candle light dinners. Not me. I imagine giving my kids Valentine’s Day cards, pieces of heart shaped chocolates and if I’m lucky, dinner and a movie with my hubby. For me, Valentine’s Day is more about showing the people that you care most about in this world how much you love them.  I’m not alone. Almost all (92%) of Americans agree that Valentine’s Day isn’t just about romance – it’s about showing people you care about them.

Check out this interesting infographic about Valentine’s Day.


Do you agree with the statistics?

When it comes to your children or grandchildren, do you like to include them on Valentine’s Day? Do you like to give them a little something too?

A fun thing to do with, or for, your little one – or even that someone special who is just a big kid at heart (like me!) – is to visit Build-a-Bear and create a new friend. Build-a-Bear has many Valentine’s Day themed critters to choose from (as well as regular furry friends).

Build a Bear Valentines Day

Build-a-Bear also offers plenty of fun accessories to get your current “friends” ready for Valentine’s Day too.

My husband has his own Build-a-Bear. 🙂 Of course he’s wearing a “manly” outfit (jeans and a t-shirt). I have a Build-a-Bear too. I like to dress the pair up in seasonal and holiday outfits and keep them on display (we use them as decorations). Both of our children had about a dozen Build-a-Bears between them. Even though they are teenagers now and it’s “uncool” to go to Build-a-Bear, I bet they would go in a heart beat if they knew their friends wouldn’t find out. LOL! Teenagers… got to love them.

In addition to the adorable Valentine’s Day fashions, accessories and furry friend, Build-a-Bear is also offering consumers the opportunity to help out others with their “Million Hearts, Million Wishes, Million Ways to Help” campaign which benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Build-a-Bear will be donating a minimum of $250,000 to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

As part of the Build-A-Bear Workshop “Million Hearts, Million Wishes, Million Ways to Help” effort, Guests can share photos of their “heart ceremony” when they wish on a limited edition “One in a Million” red satin heart that is added to their stuffed animal. For every photo shared on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pinterest with #sharebabwwishes, Build-A-Bear Workshop will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish, up to $30,000. Build-A-Bear Workshop Guests can also make monetary donations to support Make-A-Wish at checkout in stores nationwide and online at www.BuildaBear.com through March.

If you are planning to visit Build-a-Bear in the near future I hope you will participate in this wonderful campaign to benefit the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

For more information about Build-a-Bear or to find a location near you visit BuildaBear.com. You can also check them out on Facebook and Twitter (@BuildaBear).

Build-a-Bear would like to give a lucky reader a $25 gift card so that they came make a new friend for themselves or for someone else. Thank you Build-a-Bear.

This giveaway is open to US residents only and will end on February 12, 2014 at 11:59 PM (EST).The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via e-mail and will have three days to reply or a new winner will be chosen in their place.

To enter please comment on this post and tell me what you might get at Build-a-Bear if you are the lucky winner? Would you use it towards a new furry friend or would you buy accessories for current Build-a-Bear plush friends?

For extra entries you can use the Rafflecopter widget (below) but you must complete the initial entry requirement or the additional entries won’t qualify (I do check). Extra entries are optional.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


*I was not compensated for this post. I posted this for the enjoyment of my site readers. Build-a-Bear will be providing the prize.

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About Kimberly

Kimberly Vetrano resides in the suburbs of New York City with her family, five cats, dog, a tank full of fish and snails. She is also a freelance writer and photographer.


  1. I would take my little grandson to buy accessories for the Cheerful Monkey he got for Christmas.

  2. I would get a new furry friend.

  3. Cynthia R says:

    I would use it to build a my little pony.

  4. I would use it for my daughter’s upcoming 4th birthday. We would buy Pink Hearts Hello Kitty, and maybe an accessory or two. Thanks for the chance to win.

  5. I would get the Happy Hugs Classic Teddy Bear.

  6. Kelly Ann T. says:

    I like Puppy Love and Sidney would love it too.

  7. Jamie Brigham says:

    I’d love love love to have the Sparkly Hearts Tons of Love Elephant

  8. Christina says:

    I would let my daughter pick something out, but I am pretty sure she would decide on a Smallfry.. she’s been wanting one for a while. She’d probably love the xoxo Kitty

  9. I would get the 15in red fox.

  10. I think we would get Fluttershy for my oldest child.

  11. I would let my grandkids pick out accessories for their bears.

  12. courtney b says:

    my daughter wants a my little pony so thats what we would get

  13. Linda Meyers-Gabbard says:

    I would love to win this awesome giveaway. I would get one of the HELLO KITTY.

  14. I would buy a new furry friend! 🙂

  15. I follow via Bloglvin

  16. I love Pengy the Penguin.

  17. I would take my niece to get some accessories for her bear

  18. We would use it to buy the Rainbow Dash plush toy. 🙂

    Bloglovin follower.

  19. Jennifer T. says:

    I’d take my daughter to get a new friend. I think she’d get the My Little Pony Rainbow Dash or a Hello Kitty plush.

  20. Jennifer T. says:

    I follow on bloglovin’ under magmom73.