Brighten Up Toys & Games Blog

Makin' Faces Returns with "Off the Face" Painting!

We are continuing our safe, cautious return to business. July 2nd stores resume regular hours. Makin' Faces Returns with "Off the Face" Painting! And, we bring back some contactless demo products in the coming weeks. 

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We Have Re-Opened.... What's That Like?

What’s it like to re-open?I’ve been asked this question fairly regularly over the past week. Some people are concerned for us, others curious, and the rest likely think it’s what they should be asking right now. Whatever the case... thank you for asking!For us, the re-opening was hardly a ‘back to work’ moment. Stephanie and I - along with sidekick Cassandra - have been working as much, if not more than ever, during this crisis. Everything takes longer, is less impactful and seems to take more brain power than it used to. We spent a lot of time planning for...

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Brighten Up Update: A Few 'Thoughts' From an Entrepreneur

I want to share a few 'thoughts' with you on my own personal experiences as we navigate through this challenging time. You might ask, isn’t a little soon to be writing this? You bet! However, it doesn’t hurt to think ahead and I anticipate that my next few weeks are going to be very busy as we get ready to operate in the ‘new normal’. I do also have a few shout outs interspersed, although his is far from an exhaustive list of the many people who have supported us!

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Updated Announcement: Brighten Up Stores Will Remain Closed. LIMITED Local Delivery Options To Be Made Available

At end of day on March 23rd Brighten Up closed our retail stores. We also made the difficult decision to temporarily suspend online or delivery options as well. While we were aware that this measure was more extensive than those taken by some other businesses, we believed it was necessary to initiate a complete shut-down of all of our operations in the short-term.

 

We appreciate that most customers have respected our decision to keep ourselves, our employees and our customers safe as a top priority without rushing into any new service options without proper time and consideration. Myself, Stephanie and Baby Cassandra have been following a strict physical and social distancing protocol since being closed. We have also used that time to consider our role and contribution to community, to engage with and understand social and physical distancing to the best of our ability, and to educate ourselves through the ever-changing information provided by health professionals and government leaders. Given the nature of our business, we were exposed to a significant number of members of the public during the days and weeks leading up to our closure, and it was very important to us to be able to monitor our own health so that we did not take any actions – including making any deliveries – that may have placed the health and well-being of others in jeopardy.

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Complete Our Easter Colouring Contest - and Follow Us On Facebook for Daily Activities and Conversation

Complete Our Easter Colouring Contest - and Follow Us On Facebook for Daily Activities and Conversation

In light of COVID-19 we have decided to move our in-store Easter Colouring contest online to give the kids (& adults) a fun activity to do safely at home! Instructions:- Print out the image- Colour, decorate, design... have fun and be creative!- Snap a picture of your finished result and post it to our Facebook page. Make sure to tell us whether you are from Erin or Fergus! All entries must be submitted by Easter Sunday (April 12th). Draw winners will be announced April 14th.   Age categories are: - Kids Age 6 and under - Kids Age 7-12 -...

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