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She's just a girl - living in a Pokemon world - but, in real life, my girls have always loved to play with dolls, dress them up and pretend to live in a place where fashion, games and shopping ruled the world.
Virtual worlds, collecting figures and trading cards are all the rage in the neighborhood and our house is no exception.
So, when Mini-me opened the 2 packs of Bella Sara trading cards she received, featuring some really beautiful horses, we actually got a sneak-peek of the cutest little foals included in the new Baby Bella cards coming out, next month.
I'm thinking, SCORE, there are plenty of reasons why this would make an AWESOME gift suggestion for the grandparents!
[looks left, looks right, then left, again]
Welcome to North of North, the magical online land and home to the beautiful horses pictured on Bella Sara trading cards.
I can tell my husband's parents that Bella Sara was created by a social worker, while caring for mentally disabled young people and, in keeping with her positive values and love of children, Bella Sara features inspirational, meaningful messages, like:
"If someone hurts you, tell her how you feel about it."
Now, that I think on it some more, having raised 2 girls (and 3 boys) of their own, I bet dollars to Dunkin' Donuts my in-laws would probably want me to frame that little piece of advice, too.
Raising 3 girls (and a son) I can't say as I blame them, either.
BellaSara.com offers interactive stables, games, puzzles, coloring pages, storybooks and customizable cottages.
I can tell my parents that Mini-me collects horses (the toys, not the, you know, real ones!) and absolutely loves owning her own ranch and feels like she's actually, you know, taking care of her horses.
Her favorite is Moonsprite (pictured above) and I love, Love, LOve, LOVe, LOVE the fact that this game doesn't make ANY noise!
Just dreamy sort of music, that you can always, you know, turn off.
I can tell my husband, Garth (not his real name) that, since its debut, Bella Sara has received the "Seal of Approval" from the National Parenting Center, the "Toy of the Year" from Creative Child Magazine, the "Excellent Product" and "Outstanding Product" desginations from iParenting Media!
Of course, I think that all of those wonderful things are very important. But, what if I told you that the new Baby Bella collection includes a total of 129 new cards and that each card pack (of 7 cards) retails at $2.99, per pack?
But, wait - there's more - you're also invited to a Baby Birthday Party!
On November 6th, Hidden City Games (publisher of Bella Sara) is kicking off a celebration of the launch with a 10-day promotion. BellaSara.com will introduce Bella's new new baby and daily gifts for Bella Sara fans. The foal's gender will remain...shhhhh...a secret until the launch of the promotion, when kids will be able to download the foal for a limited time.
We already opened the 2 packs of Bella Sara trading cards we received (thank you, Team Mom) but, Mini-me is really excited about BellaSara.com (okay, so, like, I like playing along, too) and I want to be able to share good things, with you (yes, YOU!) so, we'll arrange to get five (5) of our readers a pack of Baby Bella cards, too!
Somehow - why? - because, we roll like that.
Each card includes a unique code that activates a virtual version of the horse pictured on the card at the Bella Sara website.
[Retail Value: $2.99)
FIND IT HERE: BellaSara.com
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