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8 Funky Piggy Banks for Your Child

A piggy bank is the perfect gift for any child because it teaches them how to save money for a rainy day and looks pretty cool on their dresser. There are traditional types of piggy banks but there are also all sorts of funky designs out there that can perfectly describe a child's personality and be completely personalized. Here are eight great and unique piggy banks any child will love.

  1. Animal Piggy Bank. From monkeys to cats to forest critters, an animal themed piggy bank is perfect for the animal lover in the family. It can even be personalized with the child's name, too.

  2. Sporty Piggy Bank. For the children who love being outside and playing sports, this piggy bank can be covered in baseballs, basketballs, footballs or many other sporty activities that are completely hand painted.Custom Piggy Banks

  3. Butterflies Piggy Bank. Cute and handcrafted, this piggy bank can be used for vacation fund or birthday money while featuring fluttering butterflies.

  4. Lady Bugs Piggy Bank. Another piggy bank that is perfect for your little girls. This one features cute little lady bugs and pretty flowers. This is perfect for a spring time gift!

  5. Airplane Piggy Banks. Perfect for the boys who love planes, kites and exploring the skies, this piggy bank has hand painted airplanes and clouds.

  6. Princess Piggy Banks. Great for the little princess in the family! This hand painted piggy bank features girly motifs such as tiaras, wands and all things “girly”.

  7. Flower Piggy Banks. Painted peonies, daises and other cute flowers can be found on this piggy bank made for little girls. Their name can be surrounded in beautiful flowers for an absolute gorgeous handcrafted bank.

  8. Ballerina Piggy Banks. Tiny dancers will absolutely adore this piggy bank which features ballerina slippers, hearts or an adorable dancer.

About the Author

Cody Taylor is the owner of Personalized Piggy Banks, a company that specializes in creating customized piggy banks and kids’ money box. Personalized Piggy Banks is known for their originality. Taylor believes that giving a personalized gift will never lose its value and puts a lot of energy into the company to ensure that every child gets a one of a kind gift. Each gift is hand painted with great detail by artists Dodo and Channi and promises child safeness.

Prevent Summer Hazards! 6 Tips to Stay Safe When You Are in the Sun

Warmer days and brighter nights are on their way.Evenings spent outdoors around a bond fire surrounded with family and friends can’t come soon enough for some of us, while others are perfectly content drinking hot cocoa by the fire. Regardless of whether you are welcoming summer with open arms or not, the fact of the matter is it’s on its way and you’ve got to take steps to make sure you are beating the heat and stating safe.

Summer Guide For Kids

These six simple guidelines will help you safely enjoy this summer’s heat:

  1. Set a timetable. It’s easy to allow mealtimes to drift over the long summer holidays. A good idea is to give a child their first watch at the start of the summer break. Allowing children the freedom to roam and knowing that they can be trusted by adults to return home at set times gives peace of mind all round. If they aren’t back for dinner, someone will come to look for them.
  2. Drink water. An important rule for all ages no matter what time of year it is, is to drink lots of water.With the dead heat of summer, dehydration can happen fast and lead to heat exhaustion which can be life-threatening. Fill pitchers with iced water and if children are playing away from the yard, make sure they have bottles of water with them.

  3. Check things over. If summer play equipment is only used for a few months of the year and spends the rest of the time in the garage, it’s important to check it over before use to make sure that nothing is loose and all is in proper working and safe conditions.

  4. Cover up. Not just in cool clothes but with sunscreen or even sunblock. Reapply frequently and pay special attention to areas that frequently get missed. The Australian way, slipping on a shirt, slopping on suncream, slapping on a hat etc are good rules to follow anywhere in the world during the warmer months.

  5. Learn to swim. Teaching your children to swim is especially important. Make sure an adult always has their eyes on them on if they’re in a river instead of a pool. Make sure you test out the currents to be sure they are not strong.


About the Author

Cody Taylor is the owner of Personalized Piggy Banks, a company that specializes in creating customized baby gifts and piggy banks for kids. Personalized Piggy Banks is known for their originality. Taylor believes that giving a personalized gift will never lose its value and puts a lot of energy into the company to ensure that every child gets a one of a kind gift. Each gift is hand painted with great detail by artists Dodo and Channi and promises child safeness.

Grandparents Promote Healthy Eating Habits in Kids

One idle activity when browsing the internet is to graze. Grazers, as a rule, don't think about what they're putting in their mouths and unintentionally consume many more and usually less healthy - calorie choices than conscious eaters. If those grazers are grandparents minding the kids whilst their parents are at work, they could unintentionally be teaching poor eating habits to their grandchildren.

Learning by imitating.

A child's job, simply put, is to grow up; however, children learn by copying adults and their eating choices can be directly influenced for the better by setting a conscious example. For instance, instead of snacking on a plate of cookies, opt for apple slices instead. This will send the message that this is a good food to snack on while relaxing.

Healthy food during fun activities.

The natural leisure time a grandparent has with their grandchildren shouldn't be underestimated either; fun picnics in the garden don't have to be chips and cakes. Salads and grilled chicken are a tasty alternative and again enforce the association that these foods are connected with fun activities.

Serve presentable food to the picky eaters.

Having said that, some children are naturally picky eaters - the texture or color of some foods may put them off or be unsettling to them. It's worth trying to hide vegetables in chili or pasta sauces to make sure that children are getting essential nutrients. Teaching children to cook is another activity that can help them open their minds towards different foods. For example, mushrooms might be off limits in a salad but perfectly okay on a pizza.

Inspire for fresh food.

The best activity of all for a grandparent to help promote healthy eating habits in their grandchildren is to give them an understanding of the growing process of fresh food. Even if garden space doesn't extend beyond growing cress on the window ledge, kids will learn the satisfaction of growing something that ends up on their own plate.

About the Author

Cody Taylor is the owner of Personalized Piggy Banks, a company that specializes in creating adorable baby gifts and piggy banks for kids. Personalized Piggy Banks is known for their originality. Taylor believes that giving a personalized gift will never lose its value and puts a lot of energy into the company to ensure that every child gets a one of a kind gift. Each gift is hand painted with great detail by artists Dodo and Channi and promises child safeness.

Piggy Banks and Money Pots:Wishful Saving

Wishing on a star is common to many cultures around the world. In fact, many traditions and myths, dating back thousands of years, are connected with wish making. For example, Terramundi money pots have been the traditional keepers of wishes in Italy for over 2,000 years, with their basic design remaining unchanged today. These lovely terracotta pots,sometimes plainor more often, beautifully-decorated, have money slots but no plug to remove the money, unlike modern piggy banks.

Make a WishTerramundi Money Bank

It was thought essential to spend the money saved from Terramundi money pots, as these would bring good luck to the hoarder. Often, the first coin would be accompanied by a written wish and the owner would then be under an obligation to feed the wish until the pot was full, finally smashing it to gain access to their savings, whilst making another wish, of course. However, if smashing something, even of the simple beauty of a plain pot isn’t appealing, it’s reasonably simple to chisel the top off with gentle hammer taps around the money slot; not dissimilar to removing the top from a boiled egg! The body of the pot can then be used for storage, even for a pile of loose change ready to start the next fund.

Terramundi Money Pot

The modern version of the money pot is the ever-popular piggy bank. Requiring neither wishes nor a hammer to start or end the process, the echo of the traditional money pot is very much in evidence, with the appearance of slogans painted across money boxes, spelling out the owner’s wants and needs – car fund, holiday fund, college fund. The list is endless.

In a world where everything has to be now, saving for what we wish for, from a tradition dating back thousands of years, is inspiring. Whatever shapes our modern day money pots may take, making a wish and saving to fulfill it is an excellent habit to get into.

About the Author

Cody Taylor is the owner of Personalized Piggy Banks, a company that specializes in creating customized piggy banks and kids’ money box. Personalized Piggy Banks is known for their originality. Taylor believes that giving a personalized gift will never lose its value and puts a lot of energy into the company to ensure that every child gets a one of a kind gift. Each gift is hand painted with great detail by artists Dodo and Channi and promises child safeness.