Earth Day Every Day: Being Environmentally Responsible As A Green Business

Earth Day Every Day: Being Environmentally Responsible As A Green Business

by Kathleen Smith

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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Meet Justin (a Father's Day tribute)

Meet Justin (a Father's Day tribute)

by Kathleen Smith

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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Our Commitment to Sustainability

Our Commitment to Sustainability

by Kathleen Smith

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.

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Happy 7th birthday to us!

Happy 7th birthday to us!

by Kathleen Smith

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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The Heart of Smiling Tree

The Heart of Smiling Tree

by Kathleen Smith

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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PRESS | We're the Etsy Featured Shop!

PRESS | We're the Etsy Featured Shop!

by Kathleen Smith

Several weeks ago, we received notice that Smiling Tree Toys had been chosen as an Etsy featured shop! We've shared a short video and 

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New Look, Storewide Sale!

New Look, Storewide Sale!

by Kathleen Smith

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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ABOUT US | homegrown wooden toy finish

by Justin and Kathleen Smith



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ABOUT US | a day in the life

by Justin and Kathleen Smith

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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