It’s October Eve! So you just might catch a glimpse of some Switch Witches flying in their magic cauldrons tonight! Lots of little Switch Witches will hop in their magic cauldrons tonight to go visit with children until Halloween. By the light of the moon, they will land at kids’ window ledges all over the country and wait for their friends to wake in the morning! Throughout the month of October, Switch Witches will continue to fly to host families!
Did October catch you by surprise and you don’t have a Switch Witch for your family yet? Order one today!
Free Switch Witches for FARE walkers! We have donated 50 signed Switch Witch packages to FARE – Food Allergy Research & Education – a wonderful non-profit organization which “works on behalf of the 15 million Americans with food allergies, including all those at risk for life-threatening anaphylaxis”. FARE is using our donated Switch Witches as gift incentives for walking teams to raise more money. So it’s a win-win! We are so excited that 50 of our little Switch Witches will be visiting new families – and most likely families dealing with food allergies who could maybe use some help from their new Switch Witch!
We at Switch Witch know that it can be super tough during the holidays – like Halloween – when you have a child with food allergies. Switch Witch is here to help! While the Teal Pumpkin Project is doing an amazing job to raise awareness about food allergies and allowing kids with allergies to trick-or-treat more safely, there are still many, many homes that will be giving out treats with common allergens in them. What to do with that candy?! And how to do it in a way that isn’t sad or difficult for your child who can’t eat them?
Switch Witch!! After trick-or-treating, kids can pile up a bunch of their candy (including any that they may not be able to eat anyway!) and leave the pile with their Switch Witch. Then while the kids are asleep, their Switch Witches will magically (wink!wink!) turn the candy piles in to gifts! Ta Da!
To learn more about FARE, their Teal Pumpkin Project, or to find a FARE walk near you, visit the FARE website.
October 1st is only ten days away! Why are we mentioning October 1st?! “What’s the big deal??” you say! Well….Many little Switch Witches fly to their Halloween Host Homes October 1st! have you ordered your Switch Witch for Halloween?
“Through nighttime skies, they zoom and zip. Flying high, they float and flip. Switch Witches smile right at the moon, Thrilled to take their October trip”
I myself can not wait for my child’s Switch Witch to land inside my kids’ bedroom window next week.
“To a window, each Switch Witch soars, Instead of knocking at the doors. Apartments, houses, boats, and farms – They’re great at knowing which is yours.”
So let the fun begin! My whole family had a blast last October – waking each morning to see if our Switch Witch had moved or played 😉 during the night. Some mornings my kids woke up to find their Switch Witch camouflaged or in a new Halloween costume.
“Switch Witches love to switch their look, Disguised or hiding in a nook. Sometimes at night, all on their own, They may goof off or read a book!”
So if you want YOUR child’s Switch Witch to arrive for the start of the Halloween month, ORDER NOW.
Well, let’s start with the amazing mission of the national non-profit Operation Gratitude: “Operation Gratitude seeks to lift spirits and meet the evolving needs of our Military and First Responder communities, and provide volunteer opportunities for Americans to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation”. One of the ways they accomplish their mission is to annually sends 150,000+ care packages filled with snacks, hygiene products, hand-made items, and personal letters of appreciation to U.S. troops deployed overseas. AMAZING!
….And that’s where Switch Witch swoops in to partner and support! At Halloween time, when all the little Switch Witches have done their magic – and parents find themselves with lots of candy on hand, they can ship it directly to Operation Gratitude so a sweet taste of home can be included in the troops’ winter care packages! How perfect is that?! It’s a win-win-win-WIN for everyone involved: kids, parents, switch witches, and the troops!
Plus, as an official sponsor of Operation Gratitude, Switch Witch is donating a portion of every Switch Witch sold to this wonderful organization.
Here are quotes from two grateful troops: (provided by Operation Gratitude Founder, Carolyn Blashek)
“We are overwhelmed with appreciation for the box of candy provided by the Halloween Candy Drive donations. Well done and thank you so much…”
“I’m currently deployed to Afghanistan and just received a tremendously generous package from your organization!! I think perhaps it was the most fun package I’ve received to date! I’ve been hoping that someone would receive Halloween candy soon and I was quite pleased with my luck to be the first! It was hard, but I shared with my co-workers…”
Switch Witch LOVES her orange pumpkins – but she loves teal pumpkins too! Especially when they are in support of the Teal Pumpkin Project™. The Teal Pumpkin Project™ was launched as a national campaign, in 2014, by the Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE) foundation. The purpose is to raise awareness of food allergies while promoting inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout Halloween.
By offering an alternative for children with food allergies, and in the spirit of keeping Halloween SAFE & FUN, the Teal Pumpkin Project™ offers a positive experience for all. Their pledge is as follows:
Interested? Go ahead and order your Trick or Treat Goody Bag now!
Don’t be AFRAID! You can no order an official Teal Pumpkin Project™ Trick-Or-Treat Goodie Bag. The goody bags come packed with a fun selection of non-food treats, a pumpkin stencil, support poster, a cool trick-or-treat bag, and more! If you purchase through FARE, your purchase will go support their mission: to improve the quality of life and the health of individuals who suffer from food allergies – and to provide them with hope through the promise of new treatments.
Want to create your own goody bags? Here are some suggestions for allergy-safe Halloween treats!
Share your summer adventures with Switch Witch and be entered to WIN a free Switch Witch doll, cauldron and storybook.
With your permission, we would like to share your submission. Enjoy participating in this Switch Witch challenge as you read and learn of summer adventures enjoyed by children all over the country. Who knows? You might just discover an idea for your next family vacation.
Even if your summertime was spent exploring and camping in your own backyard – we would love to hear about it! Tell us about any scary (our favorite) or funny stories you may have read around the campfire! Did you participate in the traditional roasting smores over an open fire?
Whatever the adventure, travels, discoveries . . . anything you did in summertime 2015 . . . .Switch Witches everywhere want to hear about it!
That dreaded six-letter word, SCHOOL, is upon us. Yes, it is back to school time already! Switch Witches everywhere have been spending the summer to find some of the most useful articles to help prepare for the busy days ahead.
Start developing some good eating and sleeping habits now. The first day of school is no time for a drastic adjustment of household sleep schedules. Instead, ease children back into a school year routine gradually. During the last two weeks of summer, re-introduce a school year bedtime. Begin waking late sleepers earlier and earlier, closer to the hour they’ll need to rise when school begins.
Once you have gotten your school-aged children up to prepare for school. Reduce your morning chaos by following this great MORNING ROUTINE CHECKLIST!
For some, the idea of starting a new school year can cause some stress. There are several ways to mentally prepare your child for this next step in his/her life. Switch Witches liked this SOUND ADVICE, offered by the American School Counselor Association.
Be sure to bookmark our website and check back daily for our BACK TO SCHOOL countdown with additional tips and tricks to prepare for the big day!
Finally, you have followed our Back to School 101 guide and you are feeling confident with sending your children back to school. Why not wrap up your back to school preparations with a last minute vacation? Switch Witches have found these money saving deals, for those who wish to wrap up your summertime with a LAST MINUTE VACATION.
Switch Witch enjoys her summer afternoons playing a round of golf and then eating her favorite ice cream. Can you guess her favorite flavor? I will give you a hint, it is round, orange, comes in many sizes, and we like to carve them out and put candles inside! Yep – Pumpkin!
Switch Witch is so excited that today is the last day of school for many of the children in her area. She is happy because her favorite ice cream stand, White Farms Homemade Ice Cream is giving away FREE ice cream today!
If you are a student in the Triton Regional or Ipswich, Massachusetts school systems, you may visit White Farms Ice Cream and get a FREE kiddie size cone, today from 12:30 – 1:15 PM. Learn more at White Farms Ice Homemade Ice Cream
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