Our book turns two years old today, and for its second birthday, we gave it a video! It seemed like the least we could do after it has given us so much. From. . .
. . . the early days of making and imagining. . .
. . . to the beautiful, humbling, and inspiring journey of seeing it out in the world. . .
. . . to sharing it with new friends in big forts. . .
. . . and big forests. . .
. . . this adventure has been nothing short of amazing.
But, the book really only deserves a small portion of the credit. Without you it would have just been a pile of paper and ink, a hope and a dream. You have made this book come alive. Seeing it become a part of your lives, hearing your stories, and watching that beautiful spark come into a child's eyes as they take one of the projects and make it their own. . . and make it better. . . has been one of the best journeys of my life. So, truly, and deeply, thank you. As I look back over the past few years, my heart is full.
So, now it's time to celebrate! Since this is our second book birthday, today we're giving away two different prizes! You can either enter to win one of the three copies of Imagine Childhood that we're giving away, or if you already have the book, you can enter to win a $50 gift certificate to the shop!
Simply leave a comment on this post to enter. Winners will be chosen by random number and announced next Thursday 10/23/14. Giveaway closes 1pm MST on 10/23/14.
If you have read the book and are entering to win the gift certificate, we'd love to hear any stories you'd like to share from reading it (no pressure, you can also just post a comment that says "enter me"). And if you're feeling very kind and generous, we'd love for you to share your experiences by reviewing the book on Amazon or Goodreads. The comments and stories you've shared with us over the past few years are so inspiring. We think other people would like to hear them too :)
And the winners (chosen by random number) are:
Sara who said:
It's a beautiful book. Congratulations on 2 years!
Laura who said:
Happy Birthday! Would love to win the book, been eyeing it for awhile.
Katie who said:
Congratulations on turning 2! My two children, husband and I love your book. We put it on a wish list a last year and received it as a gift! Your blog is a complete inspiration too every time I visit it. I'm not joking when I tell people that discovering imagine childhood has made me a better parent! Around the kids' birthdays and holidays, I make wish lists as a helpful resource for grandparents and relatives. Imagine childhood offerings are always heavily represented in the mix. Simple, beautiful play things and high quality art and handwork supplies that inspire imaginative play, nature exploration, creativity and wonder. We are always referring other parents from our children's Waldorf school to your site. Whenever we have friends over for finder or playdates, a frequent refrain is "where did you find this?" Our reply most often is "from imagine childhood." But my favorite is when my kids answer with "We made it together from imagine childhood!" Happy Birthday and thank you!
Brittany who said:
Our family has been enjoying your store and blog for over a year now but we don't yet own the book and would really love to. Thanks for the chance!
Thanks so much everyone for participating! Here's to a new year in the life of a book and all of the new adventures it will bring!