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The founder of Budsies realized something most parents do when their kids bring home art – it often get lost in the shuffle, stuffed in boxes or folders, never to be seen again. This was the inspiration for starting Budsies, a creative company that turns children’s art to life into custom stuffed animals.

Budsies makes it simple to send in the artwork. You can take a photo on your phone and either email or text it to Budsies, as well as download a photo from your computer. The team at Budsies will send confirmation and approval of the artwork. The typical turnaround time is 5 weeks until you receive your personalized plush animal.

If your child is a bit on the younger side or needs inspiration with drawing shapes and characters, Budsies has a set of helpful templates to get the imagination going.

In case you’re wondering, Budsies prides themselves on quality. Each stuffed animal (about 16″ in size) is handmade by a team of artists, designers and seamstresses using hypoallergenic material, and products are tested by a Consumer Product Safety Commission.

You can order a Budsies for $69 with a flat shipping rate of $9.95 (domestic in U.S). The great news is that Budsies is offering hello, Wonderful readers a discount of 20% through 12/31/14! Use code HelloBudsies at checkout.

Keep in mind it takes an average of 5 weeks to receive your order and the holiday shipping cut-off to receive by Dec 24th is Nov 14th.

Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.