Gifts of Faith
For many customers, God is present in all aspects of their daily lives, making them appreciate visual reminders of God’s goodness. Retailers can tap into the spiritual needs of customers by offering brands that inspire, with a lively spirit of practicality and fun. Dedicating and reflecting a family’s faith on baby’s clothes and other items is a way parents celebrate and give witness to their beliefs. Products from LittleDisciples, Wee Believers, Band Angels and Dicksons, Inc., proclaim a Christian message.
LittleDisciples Proclaims God’s Message
One of the newest additions is a spacious diaper bag with a fully vinyl-lined main compartment and an adjustable shoulder strap. The bag comes with coordinating accessories including a padded change mat and an accessory case for keys or money. The bag has two embroidered Bible verses with the front proclaiming tongue-in-cheek: “We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,” I Corinthians 15:50-52, and the back imparting the maxim, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it,” Proverbs 22:6.
The new baby bodysuit design “Made in Heaven” comes in a heavenly navy blue with the words accompanied by an angelic halo and wings. The suit is made of soft, comfy 100% ringspun cotton and joins other bodysuits with Christian sayings, including “God Made Me Special,” in orange, and “Proof that Miracles Happen” in white with short sleeves.
Fall 2012 introduces the new Baby Hooded Towels line, with the first design matching best-selling bodysuit “Born to Love Jesus,” made of soft, pure cotton to be sure they are ultra-absorbing and gentle on baby’s skin.
Spread faith and comfort: www.little-disciples.com
Wee Believers Sees the Fun in Faith
Display the Noah’s Ark Matching Game and Kaleidoscope that features Noah’s lively animal friends stored in a clever, reusable container that doubles as a kaleidoscope when empty. The game includes suggestions for extended play ideas that will keep youngsters busy for hours.
For bath time ballyhoo, stock the Noah’s Ark Foam Tub Toys with playful animals including sea turtles, dolphins, penguins and more, as well as a suction-cup mesh bag to store the entire group. Another winner is the Noah’s Ark Sticker Set of more than seventy-five colorful creatures that need only active imaginations to find a home on the cheery fold-out scene measuring 7” x 7. Little hands will find these stickers a great pastime at home or on the road.
For a new twist on a classic, check out the Joseph the Carpenter’s Apron and tool set, a keepsake for any budding builder. The eight-piece wooden tools come with a washable canvass work apron for dress-up delight with the story of Joseph handily screen-printed on the back of the apron, a great way to get across the idea that working hard is an important part of life.
Wee Believers’ mission is to inspire children in their faith, helping them build character and virtue while having fun. Founders Joni and Steve Abdalla, parents themselves, have been designing and delivering top-quality inspirational gifts, games and toys for over five years.
A high five for Noah and his gang: www.WeeBelievers.com
Band Angels Applies God’s Message to Life’s Scrapes
Families of faith love the little guardian angel design and the healing scriptures are a great way to teach children about the promises of God by applying His word to the everyday cuts and scrapes of life. The bandages come in boxes of twenty, with three different messages that relate to healing. To comfort little ones in the night, the company also offers a Band Angels night light with a Psalm and images of three charming angels.
The company was created by Tim and Tami West whose granddaughter was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes at the age of four years. One night, when placing a cartoon bandage on the child’s arm after her evening injection, the Wests thought it would be wonderful to have bandages that would help teach the promises of God. Not too long after, they applied a Band Angel and since then, merchants and shoppers alike have been snapping up these heavenly wound dressings.
As of fall 2012, all Band Angel bandages will be made in the U.S.A. and will be entirely latex-free. Also new as of October 2012, welcome the Pink Band Angel, a sweet –obviously angelic—young miss.
Don’t miss a heaven-sent opportunity: www.bandangels.net
Dicksons Surrounds Baby with Gifts of Bible Verses
Among the offerings are Cherishables, a line of silver-plated gifts for the newest arrival, including rosaries, tiny baby bracelets and necklaces. A night light for a little boy proudly proclaims “Jesus Loves Me” and features tiny footprints and a baseball cap. The girls’ version has a pink hair bow and brown and pink dots all over. To light up the nursery, display a twelve and three-quarter inch lamp with Noah and his gang adorning the base, topped by a blue, yellow and white shade.
Fun is part of the faith-driven life as exemplified by games such as the Apples to Apples Bible Edition card game. Bible Scategories plays off the original game as players answer questions about Bible categories. The new Bible Trivia game, for ages seven and up, promotes learning and laughter as players compete to win.
Dicksons offers gifts for baby, Confirmation, Communion, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Graduation and every blessed day in between.
Truly inspirational gifting at www.dicksonsgifts.com