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Christmas In July

Hand-Me-Downs FTW

It was late last night when we got the call.

Good friends of ours had been in town for the day and they had a surprise for us.

A trunk-full of hand-me-downs.

Do you get excited about second hand stuff the same way I do? You should.

Babies? They are expensive yo. Nothing beats the passage of quality books, toys and clothes from friends.

So it was with great pleasure that we gave some choice pieces to our littles this morning. It truly was like Christmas in July people. Brand new is over-rated. The little grils who passed on their treasures and frocks to us are very special indeed, and we admire the great strength and maturity they showed in passing their things onto us.

Upon watching the exchange scene, and the girls having some last precious moments, (with toys they hadn’t played with in eons), the mister said, ‘Awe…it’s like that last scene in Toy Story 3!’ Indeed it was.

We plan on paying it forward  to with all of the baby clothing and gadgetry and toys our littles have outgrown (save for some outfits I can’t bear to part with), to some friends of ours with wee babies.

It happens so quickly in the land of baby and toddler; the accumulation of stuff. We’re fans of rotating what we have when it comes to books and toys and even putting some of it away to bring  alternate in rotation. That way it’s like it’s brand new again! (Really. Try it.)


Selena is a crafty, culinary mom. Creative Director. Social Media & Branding Consultant. Regular writer on Disney Baby. Part-time big-mouth & frequent foot-eater. Proud of her Anishinaabe roots.

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