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T'is the season for holiday cheer and merry making with loved ones. It's the time to remember how lucky we are, and to share our happiness with others.

To all our families and friends, thank you so much for your support and friendship this year! To our colleagues in business, suppliers, delivery people, and oh, just everyone who has been there for us in our first year of business, you are the best! We love you so much, and are so grateful, and happy for everything. Thank you. 

It's our last week before the holidays, and we're getting as excited as the kids! We'll be closed from Dec. 24 - Jan. 4, and Lawrence and Talia will be visiting la familia en Espa´┐Ża. We wish everyone the best of the season, and even have some last minute gift suggestions to help make this the best Christmas ever, for people all around the world. 

It's the last week for our "Preschool" Naming Contest, so if you haven't sent your in, do it by Friday to be entered for a year-long spot in the program!

The weather outside's delightful, though the bike ride in was frightful, but since every little kid loves snow, let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!
Happy Holidays!

In this newsletter...

Christmas Holiday Closures
Additional Spots Per Hour
Last Chance to Win!
The Gift of Giving
Buddy Bibs - On Sale Now!
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Christmas Holidays - Dec. 24, 2012 - Jan. 4, 2013


Through a series of coincidences and fortunate events, Talia and Lawrence are going to Spain for Christmas. To be honest, it's come as a bit of a surprise to us, too! But, since it would be insane to turn the opportunity down, BUDDINGS WILL BE CLOSED FROM DEC. 24, 2012 - JAN. 4, 2013


For holiday info, upcoming events, and our daily snack menu check our Google Calendar, which you can also access from our Events Page



It's time to buy your January hours!

Did you know, you get a 3-hour bonus automatically added to your account if you buy your January hours now? Just log into your account and select your package. And if you're thinking of doing 40 hours, you'll save 10% while you're at it. 

We know it's the holidays, and you've got a million things to do, so  log into our site right now and buy your hours for January today. Heck, you might even take a moment to book a few of those 10 'o clock and 11 'o clock spots in advance. Then you can just chill out and enjoy the holidays, and we'll see you back at Buddings on Jan. 7, 2013.

The Early Purchase Bonus goes until Dec. 24, but the sooner you buy your hours, the sooner you can book your January spots, and we have a feeling you'll have more interesting things on your mind. Click here to access your account

Last Chance for the "Preschool" Naming Contest!

Preschool Program Detail
There's a lot of doubling up among the entrants for our  "Preschool" Naming Contest. Almost all of them reflect our program and personality so maybe the fact that the prize is a YEAR-LONG spot in the program has helped get everyone motivated. 
You can still enter the contest by sending an email with your suggestions to by Friday Dec. 20.

We've still got spots available for our Winter Season, too, and you can find all the program information on our newly created webpages.
The Gift of Giving - December is Celebrations Month
Thank you to all the families who have brought in donations for our toy drive for our friends at Easter Seals House, which we're collecting until Dec. 19. We also wanted to let you know about 2 other programs we think are pretty cool. 
Consider sponsoring a child through World Vision this year. You and your family can connect with children from distant locales, write letters, receive photos, and get updates on the difference a small monthly donation is making in their communities.
For the friend on your list with a sense of humour, and a big heart, consider a useful item from Oxfam Unwrapped, like bicycles, school books, and... goats, donated to community programs that help create sustainable employment and relevant supplies in communities around the world. 
Buddy Bibs - The Fashionable Way to Teethe
Buddy Bibs
With over 150 families registered with us, we know a lot of kids, and we've seen a lot of toys and accessories. One that we adore is the Bandana Bib. We love it so much, we decided to launch the Buddings Fashion Line with our own version - our Buddy Bib. 
Get first choice on our limited edition bibs and get them before Christmas. Do you or somebody you know drool a little bit, sometimes? It happens, we know! Buddy Bibs are $10 each or 3 for $25. They're great for protecting clothes and looking adorable, at the same time. :)

We've got an awesome array of colours and styles. Check out the whole line on our Facebook Page, and contact us to buy yours today! You can pick them up at Buddings until 7pm on Friday
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