This post is sponsored by Gymboree.
The holidays are my favorite time of year. I look forward to decorating, Christmas shopping, our annual cookie baking party and so much more. This year the holidays are even more special since it’s the first year my little one is really excited for Christmas. When she sees the holiday lights throughout the neighborhood she squeals with delight. Last weekend we put our Christmas tree up and she was so excited and happy to see it all light up. One of our holiday traditions is to decorate the tree together the day after Thanksgiving and every year, the kids get their own holiday ornament that represents something that they did or they experienced that year. My oldest waits for his new ornament every year and this year, even my little one couldn’t wait to hang hers on the tree. Watching the excitement through Evie’s eyes brings a whole new meaning to the holidays. This year, we’re excited to make this holiday one big happy wonderland and create even more fun, family traditions.
She’s more involved in everything we do and loves being the center of attention. It’s all a simple reminder to slow down and enjoy all these little moments. So this year, I’m putting more of a focus on traditions and experiences than anything else. I want to make sure we all savor these moments together as a family and I want both of my kids to look back fondly on these moments so they share these traditions with their own children one day.
Besides our holiday tree decorating tradition, we also like to visit a few local attractions that offer holiday events and we try to add or visit a new one every year. Naturally I have fun dressing her up for all the fun and one of my favorite places to shop for her – Gymboree – never disappoints with their adorable outfits. I always find the perfect outfit for whatever occasion I’m shopping for.
This holiday season, Gymboree is celebrating “One Big Happy Wonderland” to revel in family holiday moments – big and small. They know how important these holiday memories are and this year they want to gift customers with special moments along the way. Gymboree will be a place where imagination is sparked, and where a new cozy sweater makes it the perfect night to build a snowman, or a pair of sparkly boots becomes the reason for a family ice skating adventure. For 10 days, from December 1 – December 10, stores nationwide will be ready to help you add wonder to the season by gifting them with a holiday memory in the making.
I know I can count on Gymboree to have adorable styles that she’ll love and keep her comfortable through all our adventures this year. Now that she’s getting older, she definitely has more opinions when it comes to her fashion choices and she loves helping me pick out her outfits. She even helped pick out a few of the outfits featured in this post. We pick pieces that are festive, fun and really represent her.
That’s another one of the reasons I love shopping here. The collections all work together and a few key pieces can turn into endless outfit combinations.
And don’t forget to shop for your chance to win! Starting Thursday, December 1st through December 10th, when you visit a Gymboree store and make a purchase, you’ll get a scratcher at checkout. The scratcher may inspire a family game night with a Mattel Prize Pack of Uno, Apples to Apples and Pictionary plus $50 to for Gymmies to outfit the evening! Maybe even a gift basket of Mrs. Fields Cookies – sweet treats for Santa! Or, a mid-holiday shopping trip treat with a Free Auntie Anne’s Classic Pretzel. Two lucky customers will be treated to their next holiday vacation, with a Club Med all-inclusive family vacation. Every scratcher will reveal a special surprise, to celebrate One Big Happy Wonderland!
What are some of your favorite traditions to celebrate “one big happy holiday”?