Check out my Natural Pod giveaway gift certificate below!
Christmas season is almost here. But it seems like yesterday, that the Safe Toy Database was introduced. Just last holiday season the creation of this Database brought to the fore-front the reality that are children have been playing with unsafe toys. Wouldn’t it be nice to find a company who you could trust to sell environmentally safe, quality made toys? No questioned asked?
Well, Natural Pod might be the answer to your prays. This Canadian company “gets all of us” who desire environmentally safe, quality toys. How come? The founders, Bridgitte and Allan Alomes, are the parents of two young children.
“We believe in a natural style of parenting. We found through our own parenting the limited choices that were available and wanted to create an easy source to find trusted products for all families, communities and educators,” Bridgitte explains.
What I love about the Company’s product selection is that the toys are designed to not only be safe, but to inspire imagination and creativity. In addition, they are quality made so that the toys can be handled down to the next child or perhaps our grandchildren. I don’t know about you, but I get tried of buying toys that break as easily as twigs.
Most importantly, I admire Nature Pod’s environmental standards. They truly vet the products that they put on their site. Take for example, the wooden Chef’s kitchen pictured above that was designed by Natural Pod and constructed on Vancouver Islands. Not only was it built using FSC certified wood, the plywood used does not contain any added formaldehyde. In addition, the Company used a combination of water based glues and screws and it was sealed with a coat of beeswax.
I bought a kitchen set when my youngest was a toddler. I loved the imagination that it inspired. I would be his “customer” as he cooked me something special.
What about the shipping? Is the Company as environmentally minded in this area as well? Bridgitte further assured me that the kitchen is shipped in a double walled brown cardboard box. Packing material is recycled cardboard and brown Kraft paper.
Perhaps your children would rather play in the recycled cardboard house or rocket, or float around the room with “magical” plant dyed play silks, or play a game of skittles? (Remember that game?) There is something for everyone on this website.
Being creative is a theme at Natural Pod with colored pencils especially designed with a triangular grip for little ones’ fingers, watercolor paint brushes designed using natural sustainable products, and small weaving looms for that one of kind craft.
The Company took that same extra care in their choice of clothing sold on the site as they did in their selection of toys. Featured are organic onesies, organic plant based T-shirts, and PVC free rain gear certified by ÖKO-tex a European standard.
Why should the Christmas season be froth with worry whether your children’s toys are safe? Consider registering toys you would like from your family. No more emails listing what not to buy your children. No more returned gifts. Just point them to the website. How easy is that?
Natural Pod has generously offered a $25 gift certificate to a Green Talk reader. In addition, the Company is offering GT readers a 10% discount on their first order through December 31st, 2008 with code GCM08 at checkout. In order to win the free gift certificate, you must do the following:
- Leave a comment here as to your favorite holiday gift growing up.
- To double your chances of winning the gift certificate, consider joining my Ning Forum. Come back and leave a comment that you joined my forum.
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- A winner will be chosen by random on Friday, December 5, 2008. This is a short contest due to Christmas fastly approaching. I want you to get the gift certificate early in the season. Good Luck everyone!