Archive for November, 2018

Giving Tuesday: Spreading the Love of Reading

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Love of Reading

Giving Tuesday encourages a global day of charitable giving at the beginning of the holiday season. It’s a great way to focus on helping others, whether that be through your time, donations, goods or your voice!

At MarbleSpark, we are big believers in giving back and wanted to find a special way to celebrate this day.

What better way than to share our love of reading with others!  (more…)

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Entrepreneurship: There’s No Such Thing As a Bad Idea

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

Entrepreneurship

Have you ever had an idea and dreamed about making it into a business? Or wanted to turn your passion into making a change in the world?

Today is National Entrepreneurs Day. It’s a day where we honor those who have built something from nothing. Those who have identified a need — any need — and filled it.

Dictionary.com defines entrepreneurship as “a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.”

But we like to think of an entrepreneur as more than business, it’s a person who is called to change and create. He or she wants to do something good in the world.

If you know the MarbleSpark story, then you know entrepreneurship kinda fell into our lap. We didn’t set out to create a personalized children’s book company. But that’s exactly what happened. (more…)

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids, Ages 0-6

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Christmas gift ideas for kids

Are you stumped on Christmas gift ideas for kids in the 0-to-6 age group?

If so, we’re here to help!

The holiday season is such a magical time for these youngest family members. But choosing the perfect gift can sometimes be a challenge.

You want something that is going to stand out from everything else in the overstuffed toy room and not just get tossed aside once the holidays are over.

Here, we’ve put together our short list of kids gift ideas that we think will inspire creativity, learning and the magic of the Christmas season.

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How To Create Blessing Bags

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

Blessing bags

In our recent post, Teaching Kids Gratitude, we wrote about ideas to get kids involved in practicing gratitude.

One of our favorite ways is through volunteering as a family. With younger kids, volunteer options can be a bit limited so when a friend mentioned their family had made blessing bags to give away to those in need, we wanted to learn more. (more…)

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