And here are a few more fun “facts” about our fourth Smile Artist, aka Seeds of Happiness Guy’s dog…
Something people might be surprised to find out about you: I am the model and inspiration for the SOH Happy Dog Big Seed.
Favorite Smell: Hotdogs!
Favorite person to sit next to at lunch: Sophie 🙂
How would you describe yourself: I have a DOGGED determination to play ball all day long.
Your favorite food: Chilidogs
Favorite song: “How Much is That Doggie in the Window?”
Your biggest fear is: Being an underdog
Your favorite sport: Dogsledding
Favorite things about working at SOH: Lots of neat friends to play ball with me. (And there is no DOGMA except to have fun and create stuff that makes people happy!)“Properly trained, a man can be dog’s best friend.” — Corey Ford
Have fun. Raise money. Cure childhood cancer. —St. Baldrick’s Foundation
Worldwide, 175,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year. And in the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease—more than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and diabetes combined.
Why the shaved heads? Volunteers shave because kids with cancer often lose their hair during treatment, and they stand proudly bald beside them. “Shavees” sign up on the website, collect money from friends and family and show up at an event to take their turn in the barber’s chair.
It’s fun, it’s emotional, and it’s for a crucially important cause. Every St. Baldrick’s event needs a strong volunteer committee. Get registered.
Seeds of Happiness offers a special St. Baldrick’s Seed. The cost is $10 of which, we donate $9 to The St. Baldrick’s Foundation. During the past year we have raised almost $600 for childhood cancer research.
Children with cancer need your help.Join the fight. Donate.
“On the road again, goin’ places that I’ve never been, seein’ things I may never see again, and I can’t wait to get on the road again”. –Willie Nelson
We have heard from a lot of our friends who take Seeds of Happiness along on trips across the U.S. as well as abroad. So far, the Smiles have been to six of the seven continents. (If you or anyone you know is headed WAY down under to ANTARCTICA, please take a Seed of Happiness, or two, and send us a photo!)
Since Monday is President’s Day, we are again featuring Abraham Lincoln. Our friend Kelly and her daughters took a road trip to Springfield, Illinois, home of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. As you can see, there is a diorama of the Lincoln home. It was a very educational and very fun time for ALL!
We really enjoy seeing our friends’ travels, adventures and Smiles. Please send us photos of your traveling Seeds of Happiness. Bon Voyage!
“Whatever you are, be a good one.” — Abraham Lincoln
We are featuring Abraham Lincoln in our salute to President’s Day. He is considered by many scholars to have been the best President. He is credited with holding the Union together and leading the North to victory in the Civil War. Further, his actions and beliefs led to emancipation of African-Americans from the bonds of slavery.
In addition, here are few other facts about our favorite President:
* Lincoln was an accomplished WRESTLER and was defeated only once in about 300 matches.
* At 6’4″ he is our TALLEST president.
* Lincoln was the first President to have a BEARD.
“Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally.” — Abraham Lincoln
July 2nd is “Made in the USA” Day. This is a day to encourage U.S. manufacturing and the purchase of made in the USA products. Here at Seeds of Happiness in Kirkwood, Missouri (suburban St. Louis) EVERY DAY is “Made in the USA Day”! All of our Smiles are handmade here at our studio and, not only THAT, but we also use materials which are USA made: glazes, Missouri mined clay, as well as packaging materials.
We are very proud to have even a small effect on America’s economy. Our employees’ income goes back to local local businesses through their purchasing power, as well as through state and city taxes on payroll and property.
We encourage you to buy American…Share the Smiles, Show your patriotism!
During the summer of 1776, some colonists celebrated the birth of independence by holding mock funerals for King George III, as a way of symbolizing the end of the monarchy’s hold on America and the triumph of liberty. Festivities including concerts, bonfires, parades and the firing of cannons and muskets usually accompanied the first public readings of the Declaration of Independence, beginning immediately after its adoption.
Over the years, Independence Day has remained an important national holiday and a symbol of patriotism.
Falling in mid-summer, the Fourth of July has, since the late 19th century, become a major focus of leisure activities and a common occasion for family get-togethers, often involving fireworks and outdoor barbecues.
In addition to bbq, fireworks, and parades, this year we are celebrating and commemorating Independence Day with our very special UNCLE SAM SEED. Our patriotic Seed is a BURST of red, white, and blue! This is a limited edition so order before we sell out.