A Dad’s and Grandad’s Manifesto from The Smile Collective
** This giveaway has now closed. Congratulations to the lucky winners – Nicole L and Monica S **
The Smile Collective is my kinda place. It was established by the incredibly creative Kelly Exeter who recognised how important it was for us all to have a Smile and a bit of Happiness in our lives.
Over the past few months, I have looked on in awe as Kelly has created some of the most beautiful Manifestos, dedicated to honouring ourselves as well as the most special people around us. Kelly has an innate ability to reach into our hearts, and put into words the way we feel, and she has done it again with two of her most recent additions to her Manifestos collection – ideal gifts which are sure to make any Dad or Grandad to feel loved, valued, and understood.
The first is the Dad’s Manifesto. I love how it looks upon parenting with fresh new eyes. Quite simply – Dads are not like Mums. They have their own very special relationship with children and we, as Mums, have a lot to do with encouraging these unique relationships. The line “Watch their faces light up when you enter the room” reminds of those times my children run squealing through the house “Daddyyyyyyyyyyyyy’ssssss HOOOOME!” Surely this is both the Dad’s and the kids’ favourite time of the day.
And not to forget those very special Dads of Dads, the Grandads Manifesto is a great reflection on just how enjoyable grandchildren can be when life isn’t so busy. Grandads have all the time in the world for their grandchildren (which they often didn’t have the luxury of enjoying as a Dad). There is nothing quite like the cheeky sparkle in a Grandad’s eye, or the way he can gently lull a baby to sleep in his arms. I love watching my children with their Grandads and know how very much they are idolised by their Grandkids.
Kelly and The Smile Collective would like to help you honour a Dad or Grandad in your life, by offering an A3 print of both the Dads and Grandads Manifestos for giveaway. They are valued at $35 each. You can enter by following the details in the Rafflecopter below, including leaving a comment telling me which is your favourite part of either of these Manifestos, and which you would most like to win. Entry is open to Australian residents only and all entries must be received by midnight, Sunday 26th August.
There is also a special discount for all Mummy Smiles readers who wish to purchase a Manifesto from The Smile Collective. Simply enter the code MSFD2012, and you will qualify for a 10% discount storewide!