Color Haus was started by a new mom who knew that she wanted her children to be inspired by all that they saw — including their toys. "I never thought I would be so concerned about how or what my children play with and use, but I am so glad I looked closer at the beauty I wanted them to see. It has made them all that much more creative and enlivened," says Color Haus's founder and mom of four.
- Favorite Holiday Pick From Their Shop: "Rainbow Hand-Dipped Wooden Skittles — they are always a big hit with kids!"
- Favorite Holiday Traditions: "We didn't have many holiday traditions growing up. But as a mother now, I have enjoyed creating them along the way with my children. We love building and decorating gingerbread houses, as well as singing Christmas carols to our neighbors. It's never too late to start a lovely family tradition."
- Shopping For the Child Who Has It All: "I strongly believe that children thrive in simplicity. A few simple, open-ended, and well-made toys are key to a well-rounded child's play. Perhaps for the child who has an excess of 'stuff,' a nontangible gift would be more meaningful. Symbolically adopt an endangered species in their name, or spend the day together doing what they like."
- Her Holiday Wish List: "I am a sucker for anything handmade. Be it homemade strawberry jam, or a pair of cozy hand-knit mittens. If it comes from the heart and hand, I can't help but fall in love with it."