Make the Holidays Special – Pinterest Board Highlights

Have you entered our inspirational “Make the Holidays Special” Pinterest challenge yet? We have truly enjoyed experiencing all your beautiful boards so far! From gorgeous decorations to scrumptious treats, the ideas you’ve Pinned will certainly help make the holidays special for many.

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As part of our challenge, we’re awarding four winners with $200 each to spend on Melissa & Doug gifts – gifts that our winning Pinners have included in their boards as ideas for a special child in their life.  So far, we’ve randomly selected two winners: Christy L., and Kelly R. Here’s an overview of what you can find on their “Make the Holidays Special” boards!

Kelly’s Sweet Treats!


In Kelly’s “Make the Holidays Special” board, she share some gift ideas for people across all ages, including silky scarves, a Smarty Pants set, an Easel and plenty of food play toys.  In addition to yummy pretend food, she shares some REAL food favorites as well, such as hot cocoa treats and minty snowmen.

To see Kelly’s inspirational board, click here.

Christy’s Stylish Holiday Décor!


Winner number two, Christy, shared some amazing holiday decoration ideas on her “Make the Holidays Special” board, as well as some truly unique gifts.  Her photo-themed gift ideas, map ornament and pine cone-inspired decorations were just some of the many inspiring ideas she shared. In addition, she picked a few Melissa & Doug favorites as her gift ideas, including music instruments, a pretend kitchen, and adorable “Mine to Love” doll!

To see Christy’s board, click here.

We can’t wait to see what “Make the Holidays Special” boards get created next! Don’t forget to send us the link to your board using this form when you’re finished. If you have any issues or questions, please review our initial post, or contact us at For all the contest rules, click here.

Happy Pinning!


  1. Making Holidays special should be from the Heart. We have all forgotten what Holidays or everyday life is about. We need to remember what it was like when we growing up. What was more specil to us the Quilt that your grandma work hard on to give you for christmas or the Carved or whittled animal. car your grandpa made for you. Not the store bought expensive toys we give out now. We forget little things like this. The big thing is the true meaning of Christmas our Good Lords Birthday.

  2. jenny cawrse says:
  3. Erin Timmins Nay says:

    Thank you for the opportunity! With three little one’s we have always loved Melissa & Doug toys. They are colorful, fun and very well-made. Here is the link to My Pinterest Board!

  4. Debra Sauvageau says: