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Thanksgiving Gratitude to Our Military and First Respond-ers

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas with  * money saving offers – and I’ll still processing he 4th of July in my heart.

Tomorrow is Thanks giving day, already. I know many families are hustling and bustling or Thanksgiving stuff to kick off the holiday season – as our cities’ first respond-ers are standing by to help us when emergencies happen, and they respond at a minute’s notice.

We have men and women who are serving or have served  our country on foreign shores or are  fighting fires while many of us fuss about how much longer before we can feast. Our military sacrifices their lives and time with their families in order that we American can enjoy holidays in peace. Police officers, fire fighters, ambulance and emergency rooms do not take time off for Thanksgiving.

On this Thanks giving please remember to thank the men and women who are and have served this country and our first respond-ers are the “minute men” that allows America to we what it is today.

 

Before you put the turkey in the oven, cut the pumpkin pie, or make of list  of all the places you will hit up for bargains on Black Friday – may we pause to thank all the men and women who serve our country.

May we pause before carving the turkey to thank all the men and women who sacrifice for this country; military and first respond-ers ‘thank You” for your service.

Thank you for serving.

Years have passed since I said goodbye to one of my children who deployed leaving a  pre-school child at home. I still feel the awful feeling in the pit of my stomach. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to say today, “thank you for serving.”

As I wipe my nose, I know that eCommerce world and the big box stores are quietly preparing for shopping craziness on Black Friday.

And, small business owners are hoping that their neighbors have not spent all their hard earned cash impulsively buying bargain they don’t need… and forget their neighborhood small businesses to take care of them on a regular basis. Many of these small businesses owners and employees are people who may have served our country at one time and they are now trying to make a modest living.

I feel disrespectful:

I spent a chunk of my summer planning stocking stuff-ers and large plush animals for gift giving for my eCommerce store’s busy Christmas season…and now it is the eve of Christmas holiday season…men and women are serving far from home. And first respond-ers are working- waiting for a 911 call for help while their families dish out mash potatoes into a left-overs container for their loved ones who are serving our community instead of saying grace over a turkey diner.

Here I am, a small business owner, struggling with a lap top that keep shutting off, dishes in the sink and 13 boxes of merchandise cluttering my hall way, my bedroom and the Heart Felt Play Store eCommerce store’s office space…because Friday and Saturday I will be out in public ready to sell my fun stuff for kids with an educational twist- all because Friday  after Thanksgiving has been declared a shopping holiday. And, Small Business Saturday is set aside to remember our neighbor hood businesses.

No matter how I strongly feel about respecting all the reasons for why we Americans are free to celebrate holidays I am an entrepreneur who is anticipating 80% of her yearly sales in the next few weeks… so I have to jump into the sales fighting ring to shout over the big guys, “Hey, Buy from me, a small business owner who does a jig every time  someone in America buys from my eCommerce store or local pop ups!”

Before I post my Heart Felt Play Store local pop up locations I want to give a small token of my appreciation to our military men and women and first respond-ers.  A tiny 10% discount to use on my eCommerce Store today thru’ November 26th. 

*Simply type ThankU in the promo area of Heart Felt Play Store check out for stocking stuff-ers and Christmas gifts of Melissa & Doug toys and plush animals

Stuff you kids’ Christmas stockings with fun stuff with an educational twist form HeartFeltPlayStore.com has been planning all summer long for Christmas shopping season- check it out, Colorado and families with kids in the United States- we are an eCommerce store

 

  • I have no way to separate military and first respond-ers from the civilians. So, I am extending the discount offer of 10% off to the general public with one stipulation…
  • THANK a VET. Thank your first respond-ers.
  • Post a big Thank You on social media. Wave at the officers who has his radar pointed at your car and mouth thank you.
  • Enjoy the discount

I know 10% is pretty small when the big guys had raised prices so they can slash for Black Friday craziness. I’m a small business owner who cares about every costumers who is looking for valuable learning tools and high quality gifts to help their children have fun learning while they grow. My profit margin slim – my “corporate office ” is my lap top and lazy boy recliner by my disabled son’s bed. I’m like most American families on a budget – just like most of us small business owners. I can’t compete with the big boys. I can offer  my customers loving care at my Heart Felt Play Store

Please take a moment to think about your neighboring small business before you shop till you drop from phone aps or the the shoving and pushing crowed discount stores.

Black Friday at Citadel Mall Colorado Springs

Heart Felt Play Store will be near the Santa Station on the lower level of Citadel Mall only on Friday, November 22, 2018

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  • I am selling Ears, noses, and Tails from kids favorite animals like dinosaurs and unicorns.

Sorry no images- my lap top is freezing up when I tired to load photos. New computer on the way.

  • Cash & Carry Discount

or

  • pay thru HeartFeltPlayStore.com secure ecommerce payment portal. Use the code ThankU for 10% off order of $50 or more. One per IP address. Expires 11/26/18
  • POP UP shop special offer- spend $20 Cash & Carry  and get a $2 pocket pal free. Keep the little stuffed animal or give to a child in need at the hospital, or maybe include a little snugly in a soldiers care package.
  • Be sure to remind me when you see me at a POP Up.
  • Free stuffed animals with purchase only while supply lasts.

Small Business Saturday at Tantrums Resale in Colorado Springs

Tantrums Resale, 511 North Union, Colorado Springs, Colorado is proudly located across the street from the Olympic Training Center

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Pretty much the same offer from Heart Felt Play Store vendor at Tantrums Resale Pop Up. I’ll have some stocking stuff-ers and free with purchase pocket pals in reserve for Small business Saturday.

  • unicorns.

Sorry no images- my lap top is freezing up when I tired to load photos. New computer on the way.

  • Cash & Carry Discount

or

  • pay thru HeartFeltPlayStore.com secure ecommerce payment portal. Use the code ThankU for 10% off order of $50 or more. One per Ip address. Expire 11/26/18
  • POP UP shop special offer- spend $20 Cash & Carry  and get a $2 pocket pal free. Keep the little stuffed animal or give to a child in need at the hospital, or maybe include a little snugly in a soldiers care package.

No Non-cents Nanna final thought:

After the turkey and stuffing- how about making some turkey sandwiches, and a slice of pumpkin pie to hand out to the folks who have no dining room table or a roof over their heads to feast. Is sharing your bounty not what Thanksgiving is supposed to be all about in the first place?

While you are out bargain shopping, remember to pick up something warm for our vets in a homeless shelter or trying to survive on the streets

Grab some silly stocking stuff-ers to slip into a care package for a deployed soldier.

Please find a way to give back to those who pay it forward for we Americans.

This is Malika Bourne the No Non-cents Nanna saying, as always, ” Make good choices.”

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