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As someone who is incredibly passionate about the environment, I believe in a future where we all treat EVERY day like Earth Day. At Smiling Tree Toys, we are a green business who makes every effort to ensure our family's business is as environmentally responsible as possible.
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Happy Father's Day! On this very special day, I (Kathleen) want to give a special shout out to Justin: father of four, husband, my partner in life and business, and the talented woodworker behind Smiling Tree Toys
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Earth Day is like Christmas to those as passionate about the environment as we are. But it's only one day, and we believe in treating EVERY day like Earth Day. This holds true in both our personal and professional lives. When it comes to Smiling Tree Toys, we make every effort to ensure our family's business is as environmentally responsible as possible.
We can hardly believe it's been 7 years since we opened our Etsy shop with a small collection of originally designed, handmade wooden toys.  We're so incredibly honored and grateful that our family has been able to play a small part in your  family's childhood learning and memories.  To show our appreciation, this week we're celebrating 7 years of business with 7 days of fantastic sales on our keepsake wooden toys!
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This is where we bring your keepsake toys to life! Our wood shop. It's the heartbeat of Smiling Tree. The place where Justin spends endless hours planning and making and dreaming.

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Several weeks ago, we received notice that Smiling Tree Toys had been chosen as anEtsy featured shop! We've shared a short video and 
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Have you seen our new look lately? Not only did we introduce a fresh, new logo for Smiling Tree, but we also gave our website a face lift. It felt SO GOOD. Kind of like spring cleaning (that we finally finished mid-summer).
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Small Business Saturday is just a few days away. We pride ourselves on being a family owned business and the fact that we create all our toys right here in our little corner of the Minnesota prairie. This Small Business Saturday, we'd like to give you an inside peek at what daily life is like for us right in the midst of our busiest time of the year!

Justin, Kathleen, & Amana 

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