One of the best things about working with bloggers is finally getting the chance to meet the brilliant people behind the keyboard face-to-face. Over the years, Step2 has proudly attended Blissdom three times, hosted an afternoon play date at BlogHer, and exhibited at Blissdom Canada. This year, we were thrilled to discover that Bloggy Conference was just an hour away from our headquarters, so we just had to make the drive to Sandusky, Ohio to check things out!
Hosted by the one-and-only Cedar Point (if you’ve never been there and you’re a roller coaster thrill seeker, this is the place for you!), Bloggy Conference gathered bloggers from across the nation on America’s roller coast.
At the Afternoon Playdate BlogHer ’11 event in August, we met Leanne, owner and editor of the blog Rave and Review. She shared with us how much her children enjoy Step2 toys, but as time passes, it’s hard to keep these products in her house once the kids have outgrown them. So to capture the memories of her children’s favorite toys, she makes ornaments for her Christmas tree.
“I started doing these a few years ago as a tribute to my kids’ favorite toys so when we eventually had to part with them we would still have a fun little keepsake to remember all the hours spent playing with them,” Leanne said. “Now it’s become such a tradition that I get requests from other people asking me to make their kids favorite toys, too.”
Much to our surprise, she offered to make us an ornament of a Step2 kitchen. And look what arrived at our office the other day:
“Since our first toy ornament we ever made was a Step2 kitchen, I thought it would be fitting to send you one to enjoy, too,” she said. Well, we are so thankful for this Christmas gift. We have already put it on our office tree.