Sunday, November 2, 2014

Thankful for YOU! / Smiling Tree Toys Giveaway

This post was originally part of the Thankful for our Followers Giveaway Hop
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2 years ago, I began the journey of taking my blog to the next level. When I started this blog in February of 2012, my goal was to keep an online journal / baby book for Penny. After a few months of writing about topics that were important to me, I saw my stats and numbers increasing!  As an attachment and natural parent, I found that my parenting style was supported and influenced by bloggers sharing their experiences and I wanted to be a part of that. There were so many occasions where I doubted my gut and instincts because what I was doing wasn't always the way my friends and family did. I never got harsh judgement, mind you, but I would get such relief when I'd find a blog post, written by another blogger, talking about and justifying some of the choices I was making.  This experience drove me to also become a source for moms in their journey.

One of the first businesses that I worked with was Smiling Tree Toys! I approached Kathleen because I loved the esthetic of wooden toys and their approach to providing all natural, safe products for families. We worked together on my first review and giveaway - Penny's first Christmas ornament! It was only fitting to work together again on Ruby's first Christmas ornament too.

I'm happy to see that even after two years, the quality and craftsmanship with Smiling Tree Toys remains the same, even though the popularity of the business grows! The ornaments (as well as any of the other wooden products in their shop) are created from sustainably harvested American Maple trees and finished with their homegrown Camelina oil and beeswax. These ornaments will be heirloom pieces for my girls; that will be hung on Christmas trees for many decades past my time and enjoyed by future generations of my family. And I think that's root of Smiling Trees Toys goal too - to create products that will be enjoyed for years and years while being respectful to our Earth and honoring the gifts it gives.

Smiling Tree Toys is expanding their product line this season - in addition to ornaments, rattles, balancing toys, wooden blocks, wooden musical instruments(and so much more!), they are launching Smiling Tree Home. Keep an eye on their facebook for more teasers and information!

Keep up with Smiling Tree Toys 

And don't forget all the ways you can be social with
The Pierogie Mama!

This giveaway is over - thanks to all for entering! 
Keep an eye out for more Pierogie Mama Giveaways.

Disclosure: I received product in exchange for my honest review, no other compensation was provided.

192 comments:

  1. I would choose the hippo ornament because hippos are my daughter's favorite animals!

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  2. I would choose the stocking ornament!

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  3. If I won the giveaway I would choose the rocking horse ornament as the first in the ornaments I plan to buy my granddaughter each year.

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  4. If I won I would choose the squirrel ornament!

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  5. I would chose the bird ornament :) It looks like a dove and it would be perfect for little mister's first Christmas.

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  6. I would choose the Monkey Ornament

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  7. I love that they are all natural and heirlooms!

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  8. I'd pick the snowflake ornament :) Thanks!

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  9. I like the angel ornament the best!

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  10. I love the bird ornament which I would get for the new baby!
    rach62803 at yahoo dot com

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  11. I'm having a hard time picking which ornament I'd pick if I won! I like the owl, the elephant, the hippo...they're all cute!

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  12. Trisha ChamberlainNovember 3, 2014 at 6:44 AM

    The ornament I would choose is the rocking horse. We have our first grandbaby due in May and it would be and beautiful addition to our Christmas tree.

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  13. I would choose the Fox Ornament for my little guy!
    jbang0331 at yahoo dot com

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  14. I might choose the Train ornament if I win!

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  15. I think I would choose the train ornament for my son!

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  16. This is my daughters first Christmas so we would get her the baby's first Christmas ornament

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  17. I would choose the elephant! I love elephants! LILLY DILL

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  18. Either the owl or monkey .. Denise Dixon

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  19. I would pick the train ornament. My wonderful son-in-law loves trains. :)

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  20. the owl would be perfect for the new nursery.

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  21. I would choose the fox ornament for the tree in my son's room. So cute!

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  22. I would choose the train or squirrel ornament.

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  23. I would choose the Bee because we call our daughter our little bee :)

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  24. I would choose the Monkey or the Owl it would be a hard choice and I'd probably have to buy the other because they are just too sweet!!!

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  25. I would choose the angel ornament, for my little angel.

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  26. I'd love to have the heart ornament! So pretty. :)

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  27. I'd choose the snowflake ornament!

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  28. I would pick the snowman ornament for my son's first Christmas.

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  29. I would pick the snowflake ornament! This will be my husband and I's first Christmas as a married couple, and this would be a perfect addition to our tree!

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  30. There are so many cute choices! It would be so hard to choose, but I like the Owl ornament, the snowflake and the Christmas Tree.

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  31. With my baby boy due in 3 weeks, I Would chose the keepsake boy's birth block! Thanks!

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  32. I would pick the turtle because they are my fiance's favorite

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  33. I decorate in snowmen so the snowman ornament is my fav......

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  34. I would choose the Gingerbread Man Ornament with my daughter's name!

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  35. They are all Beautiful! Very hard to pick one. So I decided if I won I would pick the classic Ornament! Thankyou for the chance!!

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  36. I would choose the hippo ornament because its awesome! So cute!

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  37. I would get the elephant & train for my kids.

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  38. love the stocking ornament. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

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  39. I'd love to get the snowman! I try to remember to get each of my kids an ornament every Christmas.

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  40. The christmas tree ornament

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  41. I like the bunny ornament, so cute! It would be perfect for my two month-old's first ornament:)

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  42. I collect hippos so I would choose that one

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  43. The elephant or owl for my little girl.

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  44. http://smilingtreetoys.com/collections/ornaments/products/personalized-bird-ornament

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  45. I would select the angel ornament

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  46. If I won an ornament at Smiling Tree Toys I would choose the Owl ornament. I love that these ornaments are personalized and made of solid hardwood.

    My email address is barniebad@aol.com. My name is Marnie Ward and I commented on the The Pierogie Mama blog.

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  47. I would love to win the Monkey ornament for my son! We have always called him our Monkey Butt!

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  48. The snowman ornament would be awesome!

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  49. If I won, I might choose the Owl Ornament.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  50. I would pick the owl. So, so cute!

    Ashley Busse
    ashleybusse@ymail.com

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  51. I think I'd love to get the rocking horse ornament.

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  52. Michelle HarasewiczNovember 3, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    I would choose the snowflake ornament if I won.

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  53. I would choose the Snowflake Ornament :)

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  54. I would choose the classic bulb ornament!

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  55. I would get the angel for my granddaughter and a monkey for my grandson. They would love these.

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  56. I would select the classic bulb ornament.

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  57. I would pick the classic bulb ornament!

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  58. the stocking ornament...christmasy

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  59. I love the angel ornament or the ginger bread man ornament, cannot make up my mind

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  60. IF I am the lucky duckie winner I would choose the Angel Ornament . For our newest member of the family.

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  61. I'd choose the angel ornament. This is our first Christmas after losing a couple amazing people in our family, and the angel would be in remembrance of them.

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  62. I would choose the classic bulb ornament!

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  63. I would love to be abel to choose the owl ornament! Adorable!

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  64. I love the seven personalized blocks. Blocks are great to teach babies fine motor skills and balance, plus it teaches them to spell their name!!

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  65. I would choose the Christmas tree ornament for my newest addition.

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  66. I love them all, but I'd pick the star ornament if I was to win.

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  67. The ornament I've fallen in love with is the monkey ornament, so adorable!

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  68. I would choose the Classic Bulb Ornament.

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  69. smiling moon balancer , my kid loves the moon :)

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  70. I'd choose the Rocking Horse ornament.

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  71. I would probably choose the fox or the owl. I like them all though!

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  72. If I won I would pick the snowflake ornament.

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  73. I would choose the train ornament

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  74. Visited and I really like Christmas Tree Ornament.

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  75. I would probably choose the train ornament. I love Smiling Tree Toys. We have a teether and are waiting on some blocks with our newest baby's name and birthdate. Plus, they are local to me :)

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  76. I would pick the bird ornament for my daughter because it would be a way to honor her grandfather who was looking forward to meeting his first grand child, but passed before we became pregnant.

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  77. If I win, I think I'd choose the bunny ornament.

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  78. kelly renae baskinNovember 5, 2014 at 5:33 AM

    I'd love the Christmas Tree Ornament!

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  79. I would choose the snowflake ornament

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  80. If I won I would choose the Gingerbread Man ornament.

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  81. I would have to choose the train. #thomasparent

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  82. I think it's a toss up between the train and the sock monkey for my new nephew, Malachi's first Christmas!

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  83. I love the train ornament for my son who loves trains.

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  84. I love the monkey and the classic ornament!

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  85. I'd get the train ornament for my son.

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  86. I love the owl and the fox! Too cute!

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  87. I would love to get the Angel Ornament for my Grandson it is going to be his first Christmas! This site, Smiling Tree, is wonderful!

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  88. I would choose the Rocking Horse Ornament. Thanks for the chance :)

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  89. I would choose the Snowman Ornament

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  90. I think I would get the train ornament.

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  91. I would choose the gingerbread man ornament.

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  92. If I win this giveaway I will choose the snowflake!

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  93. I like the monkey or squirrel ornament.

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  94. Super cute! How to pick?!?! New ornaments are always a good thing!

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  95. I'd pick the rocking horse ornament for babys first Christmas. I collect rocking horses and I have a new granddaughter this year.

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  96. I would choose the snowman. This is my son's first year to understand Christmas and all he has talked about is playing in snow!

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  97. I would choose the Snowflake Ornament. So pretty! (lilbittypanda at aol dot com)

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  98. I'd pick the fox for my son - it's his first Christmas!

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  99. I would definitely choose the owl ornament! my favorite creature :)

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  100. I think I would pick the Angel for my baby girl!

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  101. I would get a baby's first Christmas ornament for my newborn.

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  102. I would choose the Snowman Ornament.

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  103. I would choose the rocking horse baby's first Christmas ornament for my nephew.

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  104. I would get the Owl ornament for my bff's new baby girl! It's her first Christmas and her nursery theme is owls. :)

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  105. I would choose the train ornament for my grandson, Nolan

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  106. I would choose the Bee ornament. Very cute!

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  107. I would pick the monkey ornament...my son collects monkeys, so he would LOVE this...it's so cute!

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  108. I think I would pick the Snowflake ornament.

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  109. The elephant is 10000000% me! I LOVE IT!

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  110. I would love the angel ornament with Aria on it <3 thank you for the chance

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  111. I would choose the squirrel ornament, I collect owls, but it's not for *me* it's for my little Eloise :)

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  112. Isn't it funny how blogs start. Just a journal and now you have an amazing blog going. Please keep up the great work and efforts.
    The Angel ornament with Grandma's Babies on it.
    Thank you. Gma Betty

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  113. I would choose the classic bulb ornament

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  114. I would choose letter A ornament as both my daughters name starts with A

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  115. I would choose the star ornament :)

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  116. I would chose the letter A ornament since my kids names start with a's

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  117. I would choose the bird ornament for my daughter

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  118. I would choose the bunny ornament, thanks!

    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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  119. Lots of great choices. If I won, I would choose the train ornament.

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  120. i like the christmas tree shaped ornament. they are all super nice.

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  121. I like two. I would chose the snowflake for my daughter for her current love of frozen but i personally love the owl!

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  122. I would choose the owl ornament.
    deannankeller@yahoo.com

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  123. owl ornament is so cute! love the state tethers as well.

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  124. I would love to have the monkey ornament.

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  125. I would get the snowflake ornament for my daughter.
    Thanks :)
    monagargATyahooDOTcom

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  126. I would choose either the stocking or the tree

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  127. I would love the angel ornament with a cancer ribbon on it. For my mom who has breast cancer.

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  128. I would choose the train ornament.

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  129. I would pick the hippo ornament which is my little girls favorite animal

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  130. I would pick the elephant ornament! My daughter loves them!

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  131. I would choose the squirrel ornament.

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  132. classic bulb ornament is my favorite.

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  133. I would definitely get the train ornament for my grandson, Carter. These are great!

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  134. I would choose the bird ornament for my Sunnie Starling's 1st Christmas!

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  135. I WOULD CHOOSE THE Christmas tree ornament

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  136. I would choose the rocking horse ornament for my baby grandson's first Christmas.

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  137. The monkey ornament for my new baby cousin who is due right before Christmas!

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  138. I would choose the present ornament!

    commonsenseandstilettos@yahoo.com

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  139. So many cute ones. So hard to pick. I will go with the very cute fox.

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  140. I would pick the monkey ornament! Sooooo cute!

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