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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Elf Premiere Party & Book Signing

Thanks to all that attended the Elf Premiere Party and Book Signing! We are very proud to have been able to host this event for the past 2 years. For those who may have not been able to attend our event, we do have a few books that Carol Abersold was so kind to stay a little later than scheduled and sign for us!

Make your list...We'll check it twice!!!


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

"Elf" Sightings at Local Elementary Schools!

I was thankful that local elementary schools were very excited to see me this week!

We donated Elf on the Shelf books to each school to make sure the children had incentive to been good during the upcoming Christmas holiday season.

Thanks to those who were so excited to accept our gift of a "scout elf" and to be just as excited about the arrival as we were to be able to provide the delivery!

BOOK SIGNING: November 21st from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

And always remember: Make your list....We will check it TWICE!!!!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Steiff has arrived!

The infamous Margarete Steiff plush toys and collectibles have arrived
at J. Christopher Toys in Jonesboro, AR! She started her collection
with an elephant over 100 years ago. At J. Christopher Toys, we
believe and serve acording the the motto of Margarete Steiff "for
children, only the best is good enough!"

Monday, October 20, 2008

Jasper the Bear & Duncan

Duncan came into the store in September and put Jasper the Bear in
layaway and has been working diligently since to earn $ working at
home at doing good deeds for others. He arrived with his final payment
this afternoon! We are so proud of Duncan for his ability to work hard
to earn the money for Jasper the Bear!

Monday, October 13, 2008


J. Christopher Toys & Gifts can make your baby "ROCK' in style!

Ritzy Baby infant car seat covers are not only fashionable they are functional and practical. Ritzy Baby has added extra features for baby's comfort and parents' convenience! Still the same amazing reversible
infant car seat covers and toddler car seat covers, but now Ritzy Baby offers a small pocket on both sides of the infant car seat cover for keeping pacifiers near and easy for mom and dad to locate. We also added super soft neck straps for baby on both infant car seat covers and toddler car seat covers.

Packin' SMART® is a space-saving stackable storage solution for home, office, and on-the-go. Store and dispense spices, sprinkles, cheerios, candy, loose teas, office supplies, sewing kits and more in one convenient unit.

Bella Tunno binkers are now 8.5 inches (end to end with the velcro closed). We want to keep them off the ground for crawling / sitting babies!!!! As always, Bella Binkers are fashion-forward and functional! The Bella Binker is a safety-tested pacifier clip that keeps binkies close and clean. No more life-size giraffe and teddy bear clips. Binkers come in over 60 grosgrain ribbon options, making a child’s outfit funkier and a parents’s life easier.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

ROCKIN' Reductions!

ROCKIN' Reductions...30% off

We have a sidewalk full of ROCKIN' Reductions! We are making room for new arrivals and have marked our Radio Flyer Products, Kettler Tricycles, Princess/Pirate Toy Boxes, Skooch's, Plush & Thomas the Wooden Railway 30% off! Stop by and start checking off your Christmas list today!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"The Elf On The Shelf" Booksigning

> It is official! The co-author of "The Elf In The Shelf" will be
> signing books at J. Christopher Toys & Gifts again this year! Carol
> Abersold will be in autographing your Elf book on November 21st from
> 5-7 p.m.
> Just drop us an email if you would like more info on the book and
> your access to Santa's secret spy!
> Please make sure & make plans to join us!

Only treats, no tricks!

Dressed up for the upcoming holiday, these Calico Critters are sure to
be a treat...not a trick for your little one's holiday celebration! We
also received the limited edtion version of the three little piggies!
Shop early for the best selection.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

It's Christmas time!

This is just a small sample of the shipments we have received this
week! Drop in and check out Green Toys and Lauri...two of the
companies we are proud to say are made in the USA!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Awesome New Pedal Cars!

Check out our arrivals from Airflow! These metal pedal ride one are
impressive and something Santa might need in his sleigh! Shown are the
Sky Princess Trike and the Fire Truck..more choices will be arriving
soon and these can be shipped direct to Santa's drop off point :)

Friday, September 19, 2008


Just arrived today...Baby grand pianos! Beau took a minute to demo his
skills while I was trying to close up shop this afternoon :)
Market orders are arriving daily...stay posted for updates & remember
there is more ROCKIN' inside the store!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Play days ROCK

Hadley Orr took some time out to help tend to our babies today! Thanks

Friday, August 29, 2008

St.Jude 5K & Labor Day Holiday Hours

Jonesboro, YOU ROCK!

We are quite the community! Looks like the St. Jude 5K this weekend is going to be a big success!!! It has been reported that there were over 400 shirts ordered in honor of Ben Sherman.

Thanks to all those who took the initiative to participate, be it in "sporting" a new shirt and/or taking on the 5K.

LABOR DAY HOLIDAY: Just a note, we will be closed on Monday the 1st of September in honor of Labor Day.

Hope you all enjoy your weekend! Thanks Again,

Mary Horne

Monday, August 25, 2008

St. Jude Run for Ben Sherman

Join Junior Auxiliary members as they walk or run for Ben Sherman in the Chili's 5k Run/Walk for St. Jude. Race is this Saturday, August 30, 2008. Click below to order your shirt and get registered for the race! Proceeds from the race shirt will go to the Sherman Family.

Ben Sherman T-Shirt Order Form

St. Jude Race Entry Form

Ben also has set up a "blog" of his own...you can log-on to his site via the link below. It just takes a minute to register...take a minute & let Ben & his family know that they ROCK!

Link to Ben Sherman's Blog

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Parents breathing a sigh of relief over new toy safety law

Less lead, more testing, more CPSC oversight. Simple and effective. That’s what we’re getting in the new law just enacted by Congress and signed by the President. It goes a long way in ensuring that all toys will be safe. It’s also a common sense approach to the challenges faced by small businesses. J. Christopher is your neighborhood, locally-owned toy store and we’re seeing great relief among moms and dads and other customers now that these new standards are in place.

The new law puts teeth in the Consumer Products Safety Commission’s (CPSC) oversight of toy safety, giving the CSPC more authority over recalls, more funding, and more staff to monitor toy design and materials. It also mandates implementation of a certification program for manufacturing facilities (wherever in the world they are located) and increased mandatory testing of products for lead content and some other chemicals. Perhaps best of all for parents and others who buy toys, the stringent national standards will help avoid a confusing, inconsistent patchwork of state-by-state regulations that do little to reassure parents about gifts or toys in school that may come from states with low standards.

Summary of H.R. 4040

Friday, August 15, 2008

ROCK it out! & Walk it out!

International Playthings just began shipping their exercise equipment for kids! This is the first of three pieces...maybe we need to start an after school workout program!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

ROCKIN' Back to School in Style!

Still looking for the perfect backpack? The coolest lunchbox? What about a Nap Pad Mat Set for that little person in your life getting ready to start school for the first time? Stop by and check out our stock that ROCKS!

What a surprize!

Caroline stopped by the store today to pick out a backpack for her new school. She was soooo excited that we had one that would "just fit me!" She was sure to let us know she was thankful! I just could not resist taking a video clip of her playing with the Jack In the Box! It is so sweet to see the excitement in her eyes as she is anticipating the "pop" and it was so heartwarming to see how it made her laugh....EVERY time it jumped out of the box! Thanks for the laughs CooCoo (Caroline's nickname). Good luck at your new school!

Did anyone see a "Fropper"?????

Keep your eyes open for the "Fropper" by International Playthings!

We received 2 of these yesterday and sold them before we even had a chance to price them! We have several on order for the holidays...due to arrive in mid-October. Let us know if you are interested in being updated when they "FROP" into the store! :)

"Fropper" features a unique spring system that links the 2 level seat, creating a fun and stimulating ride-on experience like no other. The curved seat ensures a secure berth and caster wheels allow your toddler to easily change direction. fropper folds to a fraction of its original size making it convenient for parents to carry and store! For children 18-36 months and up, maximum weight limit 45 pounds.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

How to make Balloon Art!

One of my friends, Reid, stopped by the store today to pick up a few
things to keep him entertained while his ankle healed up from a skim
boarding accident while we were at the beach this past week. One of
his picks was the "how to make balloon animals" kit...check out his
talents! Thanks Reid & get well soon!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Horne's

We tested our travel toys & sand toys...everything received a ROCKIN' review from my family to those that we were blessed to spend time with on the journey. We are rested up and ready to take on a ROCKIN' holiday season!

The "Green Toys" Sand Bucket ROCKS for crab hunting!

Rodney, Beau & I went out for one last night of crab hunting along the beach and had quite a bit of success with the sand bucket from Green Toys. Green Toys is an environmentally conscience product made from recycled milk jugs and manufactured in the good ole' USA! Beau was a little hesitant to pick up the crabs & when he did pick them up, they tickled his hands so bad he would usually end up dropping them! :)

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Our Beach Toys ROCK!

International Playthings Sand Castle Toys ROCK! Our beach bags carried
our goodies and OGO sport disk have been awesome entertainment! Wish
you were here! Maybe we need a satellite store at the beach?!?!?

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Construct & Destruct

With a selection like this...you are going to be able to wrap up your summer with a lot of fun!

Automoblox cars too cool! You can break down the entire car and re-assemble or you can morph 2 cars to invent your own mobile creation.

Marshmallow Shooters and the Flex Blaster are two options to attack your opponent with a new twist! The Marshmallow Shooters will launch mini marshmallows or foam pellets and the Flex Blaster will catch your target off-guard.

Hope everyone is having a ROCKIN' summer and ready to ROCK into the school year.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Kitchen Littles ROCK!

Kitchen Littles ROCK!
Do you remember Kitchen Littles? They were, possibly, the coolest Barbie-sized accessories ever sold. They were detailed, adorable Kitchen appliances and tiny detailed kitchen foods sold in the mid 1990s. Kitchen Littles disappeared from the market place for nearly a decade. The new Kitchen Littles do use some die-cast metal, just as the originals did!

Ashley & Haven were on the assembly line today putting together the Kitchen Little display...check it out when loaded with the product!

Kitchen Littles will be a perfect accessory for our 4' dollhouses!

Monday, July 21, 2008

ROCKIN' Celebrations at J. Christopher

Lexa Whitley is ready to celebrate her 6th ROCKIN' Birthday this coming weekend in style! She is sporting a new pair of sunglasses by Kids Banz and ready to ROCK with her new sunglass case with built in speakers by eyePlay! Happy Birthday Lexa!

Sophie Craig left the store with quite a handful today! Sophie decided she wanted to adopt another baby from our newborn nursery!!! This time she adopted a little boy and gave him the name Aden. Congratulations Sophie on your new additon...you will be a great mother to your two little babies!

Sunday, July 20, 2008