Thursday, December 16, 2010

Kaleidoscopes to You Review and Giveaway...

ABCD Diaries
2010 Holiday Gift Guide:
Stocking Stuffers for Kids

Looking for the perfect stocking stuffer for the kids and the young at heart? Kaleidoscopes to You has one of the biggest selections of kaleidoscopes we've ever seen:)

About Kaleidoscopes to You:
"Our discovery and enjoyment of kaleidoscopes is important to us and to our staff. Thank you for visiting and we look forward to sending you marvelous kaleidoscopes. Our main goal is to send kaleidoscopes throughout the world for many to enjoy. Your Satisfaction is our GOAL.

Our history involves two decades of business experience at shops you may have visited in the midwest. We started making kaleidoscopes out of stained glass at Wisconsin's #1 tourist attraction in the 1982, the House on the Rock. Karl was 16 at this time. From there, we added a second store at Mineral Point, Wisconsin, and a third in Galena, Illinois. During college, Karl opened a third location in in Red Wing,Minnesota called The Glass Scope. Karl's degree is a Bachelor of Fine arts with a Glass Blowing and Painting emphasis and ultimately decided to represent many of my friends' kaleidoscopes in our galleries. In 1994 we opened Crystal Kaleidoscope, a kaleidoscope store specializing just in kaleidoscopes at the Mall of America. We closed our Mall of America operation in 1997 as we saw the rise and potential of the internet. We went online in 1998 and own Kaleidoscopes To You. We have been smiling ever since.With this wealth of experience, we can suggest kaleidoscopes in various price ranges, or help you find a really fantastic hand made kaleidoscope by a skilled artisan.
We are members of the Brewster Kaleidoscope Society and regularly attend events to stay up to date with the latest and greatest designs and new, emerging artists. We feel we try our best to understand the entire scope industry. We've even traveled the world extensively in search of new and old kaleidoscopes, which are rather rare. We appear in various kaleidoscope books and publications as a shop featuring fine kaleidoscopes, and as Cozy Baker (a recognized authority) says in her book, "Kaleidoscope Renaissance".

About the Jazzy Fish Kaleidoscope:
"Fish" themed kaleidoscope filled with a variety of brightly colored Beads. Superb mirror and really clear image inside. Also features separate Turning object cell. Stands approx 7 3/8 inches tall and has a diameter of 1 5/8 inches at the separate moving chamber. Great Optics Inside. Highly Recommended.
Stands approx 7 3/8 inches tall and has a diameter of 1 5/8 inches at the separate moving chamber. Great Optics Inside."

About the Jazzy Butterfly Kaleidoscope:
"Butterfly Themed Kaleidoscope By Kaleido Co. Great colors and excellent detailing on this cardboard kaleidoscope. For any kaleidoscope under $10, this one has the best vibrancy and optics. Great array of colors and themes to be a favorite! Jazzy stands 4 1/8" tall with a diameter of 1 3/8" at the separate turning chamber."
What we thought: The kiddos really enjoyed playing with these kaleidoscopes. Even D, who just turned 2, really had a blast with his:) The Jazzy kaleidoscopes are really well-made and perfect for kids. They have been tested for toxicity levels and are within the limits of federal laws, so you know they are safe for your little ones. The variety of kaleidoscopes at LinkKaleidoscopes to You ranges from affordable children's toys to higher-end collector's items. There are some really artistic items if you're looking for a unique gift this holiday season. The children's kaleidoscopes would make great stocking stuffers and they come in so many shapes, sizes and colors, you are sure to find one your kiddo will love:) ABCD Diaries gives Kaleidoscopes to You an A+!

Buy It: Find these awesome kaleidoscopes at Kaleidoscopes to You!!

Win It: Kaleidoscopes to You has generously offered one ABCD Diaries reader a large Jazzy kaleidoscope! To enter, visit Kaleidoscopes to You and tell us something that catches your eye!
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Giveaway ends Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 11:59cst. Winner will be chosen via random.org and emailed. They will have 48 hours to reply. This giveaway is offered to US residents only.
Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given 2 Jazzy kaleidoscopes for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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  32. Even as a toddler, Kaleidoscopes have always been my favorite "Toy"/Escape... Kaleidoscopes To You has so many wonderful wonderful choices - if I have to name just one - how about the dazzling and amazing:
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  52. I really liked the Brass ZCD Kaleidoscope by Chesnik Scopes. It was especially appealing because of the interchangeable wheels feature.

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  102. I like the musical Kaleidoscope.

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