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  1. Happy Midsummer!

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    June 16, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

    The Swedish tradition of holding a Midsummer Party is a lovely way of bringing family and friends, young and old together. In Mid-June, school is out and nature has burst into life. It seems like the sun never sets. In fact, in the north of Sweden it doesn’t, and in the south only for an hour or two. This calls for celebration! Whatever the weather decides to do, the celebration goes ahead all across Sweden on Midsummer Eve which is the Friday closest to the summer solstice, this year it is Friday June 23rd. Swedes love Midsummer, and here we’ll show you how to hold a Midsummer party of your own! Midsummer Pole The essential item, and takes some effort but believe us it is …
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  2. ROCK YOUR SOCKS – LET’S CELEBRATE OUR DIFFERENCES!

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    March 29, 2017 by Polarn O. Pyret

    In honoring our diversity and all people’s equality of dignity and rights, we encouraged everyone to wear non-matching socks on March 21st – to celebrate our differences! World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), observed on 21 March every year, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date for WDSD being the 21st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signify the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21st chromosome which causes Down syndrome. Rock your Socks is an American initiative that the Swedish National Down Syndrome Association adopted when in 2015 ten-year-old Nathea went on Facebook to ask people to mark the day by wearing non-matching socks to school or work. Nathea has an …
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  3. Swedish Wooden Toys

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    August 27, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret

    On view September 18, 2015 – January 17, 2016 Bard Graduate Center Gallery 18 West 86th Street New York, NY 10024 www.bgc.bard.edu The exhibit, Swedish Wooden Toys explores Sweden’s long and enduring tradition of designing and making wooden toys. It examines the cultural embrace of the wooden toy as a sign of timelessness and quality. Bard Graduate Center Gallery has loads of fun family programming planned around the Swedish Wooden Toy exhibit. Email us at press@polarnopyretusa.com and be entered to win 1 of 3 exhibition catalogs; or 1 of 2 free passes for the Kids’ Workshop on November 21st. Be sure to put Swedish Wooden Toys in the subject line! Good Luck! FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS Family Festival: Swedish Wooden Toys Saturday, October 24, 2015 …
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  4. Swedish Midsummer

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    May 21, 2015 by Polarn O. Pyret

    The Swedish tradition of holding a Midsummer Party is a lovely way of bringing family and friends, young and old together. Whatever the weather decides to do, the celebration goes ahead all across Sweden on the Friday closest to the summer solstice, this year it is Friday 19th June. Swedes love Midsummer, and here we’ll show you how to hold a Midsummer party of your own, but because we have school and work on the 19th we’ll be celebrating on the 20th June…will you? Midsummer Pole The essential item, and takes some effort but believe us it is worth it! We have created a great little instruction card here. PO.P Tip: Invite your guests to help you make the pole upon arrival and in addition …
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  5. Limited Edition Festive Kitchen In-Store Offer

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    November 14, 2014 by Polarn O. Pyret

    Please join us this Saturday November 15th at all our stores for the launch of our latest limited edition collection. A wonderful range of great clothes and accessories for fun times in the kitchen. We call it the Festive Kitchen Collection! We will be serving Swedish style refreshments all day and handing out balloons. You will also have a chance to create vegetable figures and fruit kabobs and to receive your very own Planetbox Shuttle with any purchase of $150 or more*. Fill it with fun food! Post a picture of your finished, fun food craft at our Facebook page and be entered to win great prizes from PO.P & Planetbox! The party starts when we open and ends when we close and the food …
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  6. One on One

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    November 3, 2014 by Polarn O. Pyret

    We at Polarn O. Pyret are very proud to have Melissa working in our store in Edina, MN as an assistant manager. She is a great addition to our team and has lent a very thoughtful perspective to our team about relating to kids with special needs — and their families. Shopping with kids who do have special needs can be stressful for families and PO.P wants to make shopping in our stores a happy and pleasant experience for all. Melissa brought us a wonderful proposal for how to make this happen — we are happy to be launching our One on One Shopping Program for Families with Special Needs primarily due to her initiative. Read a little more about Melissa’s story in her blog …
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  7. Freshly Picked Pop Up Shops!

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    May 20, 2014 by Lauren Donnelly

    Polarn O. Pyret is thrilled to be partnering with the new darling of the children’s shoe world, moccasin brand, Freshly Picked, for several Pop Up Store Events in the New York City area. We are hosting these events at our stores in Manhattan as well as in Greenwich, CT.  The Freshly Picked Pop Up Stores will take place on May 27th from 10AM – 2PM at the PO.P Columbus Ave store, May 28th from 10AM – 2PM at the TriBeCa store and May 29th from 10AM – 2PM at our Greenwich, CT store!   Polarn O. Pyret is convinced that a Freshly Picked moccasin is the perfect finish to a Polarn O. Pyret outfit.  The colors and styling and functionality are absolutely in tune with …
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  8. One Hungry Mama Makes a Pie

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    November 23, 2013 by PO.P Press

    By Stacie Billis, One Hungry Mama Baking with kids is a holiday tradition for many families—but, sometimes, the reality isn’t as much fun as the idea of it. The mess and stress of baking with kids can take away the fun, so being prepared is a must. Depending on your child’s age, prepping just a few things ahead of time can make all the difference and bring joy back to a family tradition. One of my favorite things to make ahead is pie dough. When it’s time to get in the kitchen to make Thanksgiving pies with my kids, I pull out one or two rounds for “serious” pie making, and another one that my littlest can play with. My older son and I get …
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  9. The Clog Lady

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    October 7, 2013 by Linda Kerr

    We want to introduce you to Cecilia Tidlund, the clog lady. She brought clogs to the U.S. from Sweden long before clogs were, well, cool and mainstream. She began her company Clogmaster fitting the perfect shoe work shoe for nurses, doctors and chefs. Little did she know that clogs would be become popular for anyone wanting comfort. She’ll be joining us in Chicago for our Sample and Warehouse Sale to fit your feet and your children’s for the perfect shoe.
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  10. Cinnamon Bun Day

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    October 3, 2013 by Linda Kerr

    Traditions are fun, especially when they involve food. Tomorrow is Cinnamon Bun Day in Sweden. We’re sure the thought of “cinnamony” warm pastries just makes you want to find the closet bakery and indulge. If you’re not lucky enough to live near a bakery that sells Swedish cinnamon buns, we have a few recipes that we’re sure will warm your heart and belly. Live near a Polarn O. Pyret store? Tomorrow we’ll be serving cinnamon buns and coffee in the morning to celebrate the day.

    Swedish-Cinnamon-Buns_6 Photo by: Donal Skehan