Tag: parenting

Inspiring Little Citizens: Thank you for your support!

Thank you for supporting our Inspiring Little Citizens finalists. Together we donated over $37,000 to five amazing kids!

From painting and delivering 150 pictures to a local nursing home, to collecting pop tabs to help support the medical programs provided to families by the Ronald McDonald House, these kiddos are changing lives for the better. And thanks to the Tea community (all of you), they each now have $7,451.65 to make an even bigger difference.

Click their photos to read more about Cash, Lilyanne, Savannah, Bridger and Lillian and the good they’re doing in their communities. We can’t wait to see what they do next with their donations!

 

 

 

 

 

Keep tagging #InspiringKids2017 on Instagram & Facebook…we want to celebrate every act of kindness from all little citizens!

TEA’S 2017 BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY

Tea Back to School Giveaway

It’s that time of year…Summer is winding down, and kids across the country are starting to file into their new classrooms. To help you prepare for another exciting back to school season, we’ve teamed up with a few of our favorite back to school partners to put together the ultimate back-to-school prize pack.

We have over $1,000 worth of goodies up for grabs! Here’s a sneak peek of what’s inside for your little citizens:

PUBLIC Bikes

A Mini or Sprout Bicycle from PUBLIC (Up to $249 total value)

Send them cruising back to school in style with a cool new set of wheels! PUBLIC is a design-oriented city bicycle and gear company based in San Francisco. Featured in Vogue, Dwell, Wired, Vanity Fair and more, PUBLIC’s bikes are designed for all sizes and ages.

May Designs

$200 worth of May Designs notebooks + stationery 

They’ll be at the top of the class with these noteworthy notebooks. Perfect for jotting, doodling and sketching, May Designs’ custom notebooks and stationery have been featured on Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, and were named as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things!

Clif Kids

On-the-go adventure essentials from CLIF Kid

CLIF Kid® knows it’s hard to get kids to eat the right snacks. But you can feel good knowing that all CLIF Kid recipes come in kid-friendly flavors—made from nutritious and organic ingredients—to keep them going, growing and exploring. Perfect for adventures big and small, this kid-friendly assortment includes a CLIF Kid Zbar Filled, a pair of sunnies, a water bottle, band-aids and stickers.

Yumbox

A delicious snack pack from Yumbox

Pack them up with a variety of healthy foods for school, work, daycare or sports. With sizes to fit any appetite, there’s a Yumbox leak-proof bento lunchbox for everyone in the family. Our lucky winner will take home two Yumbox Originals, two Yumbox MiniSnacks, and two cooler bags ($126 total value)!

Tea Back to School Giveaway

$300 Gift Certificate to Tea Collection

At Tea, we create globally inspired styles for little citizens of the world. And this back-to-school season, we’re visiting the charming country of Scotland. With so many great prints and patterns, there’s a lot to love about our back-to-school collection and you could score a whole new wardrobe!

All of these amazing back-to-school essentials will go to one lucky winner. It could be you!
Enter here for a chance to win!

The winner will be notified via email by September 29, 2017.

Scotland: A Land of Wonder | Coloring Activities for Little Citizens

Tea Little Citizens

At Tea, we strive to make learning about different cultures FUN for children.

Each season, we create engaging activities for you and your little citizens to do at home. We’re really excited about our new Scotland coloring activities and wanted to share them here with you so you can print them out to enjoy again and again. So grab your favorite pens, pencils, paints or markers and dive in with the whole family!

Color in Scotland – a land of rolling green hills, deep blue lakes and some very cool stone castles!

Scotland Kids Coloring Map

Bring Scottish folklore to life:

Scotland Kids Coloring Activity

download here

Head on over to our post about Scotland to get a behind-the-scenes look at all the fantastic places we went! There’s more to come in the months ahead, so be on the lookout!

Making The Foreign Familiar Every Day :: Meet Amanda Freerksen

Here at Tea, we believe in making the foreign familiar, across the globe and across the street…Opening children’s eyes to the wonder of the world around them. Showing kids that, when you get down to the heart of things, we have a lot in common with other citizens of the world. And while a trip halfway around the world might instantly make the foreign familiar, it’s important to remember that you don’t have to go far to experience new sights, sounds and tastes!

Amanda Freerksen, of the blog Queso Suizo, (and one of our Tea Ambassadors!) shares with us a bit about her family, how they came to love Tea and how she strives to make the foreign familiar for her two kiddos at home.

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT: A FAMILY DREAM TRIP TO AUSTRALIA

Tea friend and Foreign Correspondent Terumi Pong, of An Emerald City Life, spent 6 weeks traveling through Australia with her husband and two littles. Follow along as she shares adventures from her family’s dream trip on Studio Tea. 

FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT: THE CHEUNG FAMILY TRAVELS TO PARIS

Meet Marcie Cheung, mother of two and author of  Marcie in Mommyland, a family travel blog featuring tips and tricks for parents adventuring with littles. Follow along as she shares with us her family’s recent journey through Paris.

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY: CELEBRATING DADS OF TEA

On Mother’s Day we took you behind the scenes, introducing you to some of the superstar moms here at Tea Collection. So, we thought it only fitting to shine a spotlight on dad on his special day.

To all the dads of Tea, Happy Father’s Day—today, we’re celebrating you!

The Tea dad encourages his kids to explore and discover…to seek out adventure. He’s always ready to lend a lap, or give a giant bear hug. He loves teaching new things, and tells the best stories. From shoulder rides to a shoulder to cry on, dads are always there to lift us up. So, thank you dads for all that you do to help raise little citizens of the world!

We asked Tea employees to share some memorable moments of the father figures in their lives, and today we’re sharing them with you!

Meet Papa Jones, father of Carli Jones, Tea’s newest Campaign Marketing Associate. Often mistaken for Mr. Claus, Papa Jones has no need for helpers – he is armed with the creativity of a thousand elves. Growing up, he was always there to put an artistic spin on daunting school projects, share his snacks on long day hikes, and fix every flat bike tire in record-breaking time.

While Carli won’t be able to join him this Father’s Day, he’ll be in good company, spending the day with his seven grandchildren in the Utah summer sun.

 

Next up, meet Josh – husband to Brooke, our East Coast Regional Sales Manager, and rock star dad to their three adorable kiddos.

To sum him up, Josh is all things to everyone. Whether it’s the middle of the night or the middle of the day, he always puts his kids and their needs first. He has such a positive outlook on the world, and loves his family more than life. This picture perfectly describes how his kids feel about him: they just can’t get enough!

Next up, meet Bob – husband to Anna (Tea’s Technical Design Director) and loving father of their two grown children. Bob enjoys traveling the world with his family. Now that their kids are grown, he is more than just their father, but a close and loving friend. Today he looks forward to a delicious gourmet meal cooked by the kids, and enjoyed together as a family.

Meet Robert – father of Emily, our fabulous Community Coordinator. Growing up, Emily’s mom would always joke about how stoic and serious Robert can be, but over the past couple of decades (and by the looks of these photos) he’s really learned to let loose and channel his inner goofball. Oh, the power of daughters!

    

Help us celebrate all the great #dadsoftea on Instagram by sharing a favorite memory of yours. Share photos of your fathers, grandfathers, husbands, uncles and favorite father friends with #dadsoftea.