Category Archives: stories from you

best mom ever!

best mom ever!
We believe it’s important to celebrate the women in our lives who make this world a brighter place so we asked our firefly fans to let us know why they have the BEST MOM EVER.   We loved hearing these stories about moms who shine bright for their daughters everyday.  We hope they enjoy a little shopping spree on us so they feel extra special this Mother’s Day!   Thanks for sharing your stories with us daughters… Anyone can .

the top 3 greatest gift challenge stories

the top 3 greatest gift challenge stories
Once again, I must say reading all your wonderful gift giving stories brought a few tears to our eyes, made our hearts smile and also gave us some good laughs.  We’re truly honored to have a place in a chapter of your story.  So without further ado… here are the entries we chose as our top three. Catching Fireflies has been helping me spread smiles for many, many years.  I, honestly, enjoy giving more .

great gift giving stories

great gift giving stories
A BIG THANKS to all our firefly fans who shared their wonderful stories about receiving and giving great gifts from catching fireflies.  There were so many fantastic entries ranging from sweet to sad to funny to sentimental… it was incredibly difficult to just select the top three.  So we decided to showcase a few more stories and reward these firefly fans with $10 gift cards to catching fireflies. Catching Fireflies is a super store .

the valentines are rollin’ in!

the valentines are rollin’ in!
Wow… it's only been a couple weeks and we're thrilled with the fantastic cards that are coming in from our crafty firefly fans!  There's still plenty of time to color, cut & glue a few heart cards for our sweet seniors.     I wouldn't say our basset hound Gus is a sweet senior quite yet… but firefly fan, Mary was kind enough to bring in these hilarious dog Valentine cards plus a heart .

a positively pink october indeed

a positively pink october indeed
I'd like to thank all the women affected by breast cancer who came in for a free pink positivity bracelet last month.  It was an honor to hear some of your stories and we're glad we could play a part in your celebration or give a little light during a trying time.  One of the women brought in this inspiring poem for us to share with you.   We also received two lovely thank .

please play with your food

please play with your food
I spotted our quirky food face plate in action on the Fly to my Window blog.  Looks like Mr. F got a nice mac-n-cheese hairdo with some grill cheese sideburns.  Thanks Shannon for posting your pictures. I also found these creepy looking hotdog-spaghetti creations on her blog.  I wonder how you could use these on the face plate…maybe a runny nose – yuck -huh?  They remind me of mutant spiders – which would be .

the story of STAKE and SPLIT

the story of STAKE and SPLIT
I’ve always been a fan of transforming my flower pots into evergreen backdrops for a few fun snow stakes during the holiday season. However, I never thought about secretly surprising a friend with one until I heard the agenda of one of our firefly fans.  Every time she visited us, she left with a handful stakes and out of curiousity we inquired about what she was up to.  Turns out she was sneaking up .

a smencil story

a smencil story
My friend Amy Peters purchased these very popular scented pencils for her kiddos and raved about their magical inspiration qualities on her blog. "My kids have been going crazy drawing with them!  If they look tired in these pictures it’s because they have been waking up early to finish their pictures…I’m not joking.  To truly understand the gravity of this accomplishment you have to realize that Kyra is usually PULLED out of bed each .

thank YOU for being such wonderful customers

thank YOU for being such wonderful customers
During a recent Best Of Contest, many of you took the time to let us know why you like shopping at catching fireflies and all your wonderful compliments made us smile ear to ear! Jessica "I LOVE all the great gifts they carry!! And they LOVE their customers!! They are so personable and accommodating…it’s amazing" Sharon V "I love going into this store. Everywhere you look there is something new to explore and buy. .

keep shining bright

keep shining bright
I couldn’t resist sharing a few more submitted stories from our making days brighter contest. (I wasn’t kidding when I said they were all winners) Reading these just warm my heart! Carolyn Culvey The gift I most enjoyed giving from catching fireflies was a beautiful turquoise beaded bracelet to my good friend Lynn.  I had just discovered she had bought a new wool turquoise blazer and she loved the bracelet!  You see, Lynn and .