Category Archives: holidays

Halloween Costume Contest from SmartKnitKIDS

Hey Kids!  Question: What’s better than Halloween AND SmartKnitKIDS seamless socks!?!?  Answer: Winning a $100 gift card to www.smartknit.com just for wearing your Halloween costume.

We LOVED seeing SmartKnitKIDS fans in their adorable or scary Halloween costumes last year.  And we want to see them again.  To participate in our contest, just post your Halloween costume photos to SmartKnitKIDS Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #scaredseamless and you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift card to smartknit.com.  Winner is chosen at random.

We can’t wait to see all the princesses and goblins of 2015!  And from all of us at SmartKnitKIDS, we’re wishing you a safe and happy Halloween!

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16 Facts about Labor Day

The 121st observance of Labor Day is Monday, September 7, which means Labor Day weekend is only a day away.  Although Congress first voted to make Labor Day a holiday in 1894, the story is so much more than just that.  This weekend as people around the country are celebrating the American worker with one final picnic, barbecue or lake retreat before the fall, we’ll give you a few facts about Labor Day and its history in our country.  Just in case anyone asks!

  1. Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday of September each year in the United States.
  2. Labor Day actually began in Canada in 1872.
  3. Twelve years before the Congressional declaration of the Labor Day holiday, Labor Day was first celebrated in New York City on September 5, 1882. It was actually a Tuesday.
  4. The first Labor Day was observed with a parade of 10,000 workers who took unpaid leave and marched through the streets of New York ending with a concert, speeches and picnics.
  5. Oregon was the first state to make Labor Day a holiday in 1887.
  6. Labor Day celebrates the approximately 155 million men and women currently in the U.S. workforce.
  7. In the 1800s, Americans worked 12-hour days and seven-day weeks to make a basic living. Children as young as 5-6 worked in factories and mines.
  8. The 8-hour work day was established in 1916 when the Adamson Act was passed. The Adamson Act was the first federal law regulating hours of workers in private companies.
  9. The first person to propose a Labor Day holiday is disputed. Some say it was Peter McGuire, a carpenter and the co-founder of the American Federation of Labor.  Others think it was Matthew Maguire, a machinist.
  10. New York City still hosts a Labor Day parade taking place 20 blocks north of the original 1882 labor march route.
  11. Many other countries celebrate a holiday honoring working people on May 1st.
  12. California has the greatest number of union members – 2.4 million.
  13. Teachers are the largest group of union workers nationwide.
  14. Grover Cleveland was the President who declared Labor Day to be observed on the first Monday of September.
  15. Labor Day is the traditional end of summer around the U.S. Many parts of the country begin school after Labor Day.  Most pools close after the Labor Day weekend.  It is typically the beginning weekend for college football games.
  16. Traditionally, Labor Day is the last day to wear white. This tradition is said to come from members of the upper class who would return from their summer vacations and put away their white and lightweight summer clothes.

It’s a good thing we don’t practice that last one anymore, because the SmartKnitKIDS team would hate to tell you to put away your white SmartKnitKIDS socks!  But, in case you want to bulk up on your socks of other colors for your post Labor Day wardrobe, you know where to find them!  Save 20% when on your orders this weekend!

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Father’s Day Coupon Book Download


Hi Kids!  Do you want a great way to show your dad how much you love him this Father’s Day?  Bugsley and the SmartKnitKIDS team made up some super cool Coupon Books that you can download, color and personalize, cut out and give to your dad!  And what dad wouldn’t love this great homemade gift from his kids?

It is very simple to put together.  Click on the link to download.  Print off the pages.  Let you child color and personalize them.  Cut out and staple together.

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Send us your photos of your dad cashing in those coupons.  We would love to share them with our SmartKnitKIDS family.

Happy Father’s Day from SmartKnitKIDS!

Lost Sock Memorial Day

Lost Sock Memorial DayWhat to do when you lose one sock to a matched pair?  Such a common problem, right?!  Did you know there is a Lost Sock Memorial Day?  On Saturday, May 9th, the SmartKnitKIDS team will observe Lost Sock Memorial Day.  We thought a Eulogy to the Lost Sock would be appropriate.

 

Eulogy to the Lost Sock

One lone sock was lost today in the same horrifying way that socks are lost every day across this country and the world: the dryer.  

 

This sock started out being perfectly knit with its “sole” mate.  After an adventurous beginning that included being the center of attention through processing and packaging at the production plant, a wild ride across the country on a delivery truck and a brief stay on a local store peg, this pair settled into a quiet life warming the feet of their owner.  

 

They enjoyed being part of their owner’s everyday activities from school to sports and just plain fun outside.  Each week, the sock pair would participate in the laundry cycle – usually such a fun experience.  Imagine a roller coaster ride through a car wash.  

 

It was during one of these weekly laundry trips that the tragedy occurred.  Upon being tossed around in the hot air of the dryer, one sock then searched out its mate.  And that mate was missing.  Vents were checked.  The insides of other clothes were checked.  Nowhere to be found.  After all the weekly laundry loads were complete, the sock was declared MIA.

 

The sock is survived by its loving mate, as well as many friends at the resident sock drawer at the owner’s house.  Its mate requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to the Lost Sock Memorial Fund.

 

But, dry your tears SmartKnitKIDS fans!!  You can always order more socks from us!  We’ll keep makin’ ’em!

Win McBugsley’s Pot o’ Socks

Hi Kids!  Do you what today is?  St. Patrick’s Day!  It’s one of my favorites.  What bug doesn’t love a day dedicated to wearing green!  You know what else St. Patrick’s Day reminds me of?!  A big Pot o’ Gold!!

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At SmartKnitKIDS, seamless socks are as good as gold.  So, to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Bugsette and I put together a big Pot o’ Socks for one lucky kiddo out there!  We’re so excited about the Pot o’ Socks and hopefully you are, too.

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Here’s how to play.  See the photo of the big Pot o’ Socks?  Guess how many individual socks you think ol’ McBugsley was able to fit in the pot.  Click on the link below and have Mom and Dad help you make your guess.  The closest guess without going over wins the pot!  (Ties will go to the earliest guesser.) ***

(Mom and Dad, the Pot o’ Socks will also include a $25 gift card to
SmartKnit.com.)

Let the guessing begin!

Seamlessly Yours!

McBugsley

*** Entries will be taken until 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, March 22nd. US Residents only.

ENTER HERE

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Lucky Wishlist Giveaway Official Rules

And the winner is . . . Tracie Dugdell! Congratulations for winning your own mini-bundle of SmartKnitKIDS seamless sensitivity socks!

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Remember, to claim your prize you must email us at info@smartknitkids.com within 72 hours.

How Do I Enter? Pin your favorite item from our Sensory Solutions Pinterest board to any one of your own Pinterest boards to enter.

What Do I Do Once the Contest Is Over? The winner’s Pinterest ID will be posted here on this exact blog post on Friday, March 21st, 2014, so be sure to check back! Once the winner is announced, he/she will have 72 hours to email us at info@smartknitkids.com to claim his/her prize!

For more information, carefully read the Official Rules below:

You may not enter if you are not eighteen (18) years of age or older as of 3/17/2014.  Open to U.S. and Canada residents only.

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHEREVER PROHIBITED.

1. TO ENTER: Entrants must have a valid Pinterest account at the time of entry, must pin an item from the Sensory Solutions Pinterest board to one of his/her Pinterest boards to be considered. Entries become property of Sponsor and none will be returned or acknowledged except as provided herein.

2. WINNER SELECTIONS: One (1) winner will be selected in a random drawing from pool of valid email opt-ins we receive.  One (1) will be chosen on Friday 3/21/14. Odds of winning depend on the total number of acceptable pins in accordance with these Official Rules.

3. PRIZES: One (1) prize will be awarded on Friday, 3/21/2014.  The winner will receive the item pinned to the appropriate Pinterest board. Prizes for this contest will be available for US & Canadian shipping addresses only. Prizes are non-transferable and no substitutions will be made.

The winner must email info@smartknitkids.com to claim his/her prize within 72 hours to receive prize. Winners’ entries and acceptance of prizes constitutes permission for the Sponsor to use their name, photograph, likeness, statements, voice, and address (city and state) on a worldwide basis, and in all forms of media, in perpetuity, without notice or further compensation.

4. ELIGIBILITY: Giveaway open only to those who are 18 years of age or older as of 3/17/2014. Employees of Sponsor, advertising, promotion, and judging agencies and members of the immediate families or households of any of the above are NOT eligible to participate. For purposes of these rules, “immediate families” means spouse, parents or legal guardians, siblings, children, step-parents, step-siblings, step-children, and the spouses of each of the foregoing.

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, WordPress or Pinterest. We hereby release Facebook, WordPress and Pinterest of any liability. Winner(s) will be announced on this blog on Friday, 3/21/2014. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send us an email at info@smartknitkids.com.

A BIG Thank You to Everyone!


We all here at SmartKnitKIDS wanted to take a minute and thank all of our followers, fans, and customers. We wouldn’t be here without you! We hope your holiday season is filled with fun, family, friends, and good food. (we’ll keep Bugsley away from your feast as he’s known to walk off with some goodies!) All of your reviews, comments, tweets, and posts mean the world to us and we want to thank everyone from the bottom of our big bug hearts! Happy Holidays!

Bugsley