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Okay mamas, I know many of us aren’t ready for the reality of it BUT – Christmas is coming. I know, it may sound far away still, but with everything between now and then, it’ll be here before we know it. It sneaks up on me every year, so I’m trying to be on-the-ball and plan ahead so that I can better enjoy the actual holiday season instead of running around in a crazy mad dash checking things off the to-do list. The gift shopping seems to be the biggest & easiest thing to get done in advance, and today I’m telling you about an amazing option that would work for pretty much anyone on your list! And the best part is, it’s not a toy or more ‘stuff’ to clutter the house – it’s The Ultimate Gift That isn’t ‘Stuff’!
I’m thrilled when I can find something that’s more of an activity or event – something they can DO, especially if it’ll be lasting. You know what I’m talking about – not something the kids will play with for a week then forget about. I’m talking about Bluprint – NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s new and expanded subscription service! It’s the premier digital destination for lifestyle learning, and offers online classes that focus on legacy crafts PLUS new complementary categories that help promote and facilitate self-expression in areas such as writing, music and dance, yoga and fitness, home decor, entertaining, plus plenty for kids and family. I was amazed with how many online classes were available, and the variety of topics is fantastic!
The extensive categories make this a perfect fit for practically anyone on your holiday list – from sewing classes for beginner kids just starting out, on up to complex pattern making or highly skilled sewers. Don’t worry, there’s also plenty for the guys in your life, too – such as woodworking, photography, cooking, healthy eating and much more. I love the idea of taking some of these classes TOGETHER – sharing a new hobby or skill with your special someone sounds like a super fun and unique date night!
Bluprint has an incredible content library with over 3,000 HOURS of original classes, and they produce original entertainment series featuring creative experts. They’ll not only provide a fun time, but will help inspire, empower and entertain everyone, form the experienced creator to the everyday doer. My kids are going to LOVE the kid-focused cooking classes, as they’ve been learning a few basic things to do more on their own in the kitchen. Since my girls are almost teenagers (YIKES!), and fashion is a main priority for them, this Fashion Attic series will be perfect for them – and other classes can help them learn to make their own bags!
As for myself, the fitness classes (especially the ‘Boost Your Physical and Mental Energy‘ one – I’m sure all of us parents would appreciate this one!) and tons under the Cooking category will be great fun. And my fellow busy moms – there’s plenty of cooking hacks and tips, plus easy recipes to help us on those busy weeknights! Hubby will go crazy for the DIY Sushi or How to Make a Comic Book, of course.
I love that Bluprint offers a place for families to turn online inspiration into offline ways to imagine, play and grow – whether individually or all together! You get 24/7 access to exclusive series and easy-to-follow classes, so it works with everybodies schedule. Your family can learn and try new things together (great family night activities!), and it doesn’t matter what skill level you are. With kid-friendly content made with ages 6-12 in mind, plus trusted, family-friendly experts, you don’t have to stress about what your child is doing online with Bluprint’s family content.
Another fabulous benefit of giving the gift of Bluprint this holiday season? The subscription is only $14.99/month or $120/year ($5/month savings!) and is accessible on both desktop and mobile – either go to http://www.mybluprint.com/, check it out through the Bluprint app or on Roku. Already, Bluprint serves a passionate and engaged community of millions, and that’s growing all the time. They keep them informed, and one step ahead of trends. Members with similar interested can connect through premium and enhanced original editorial content, social media engagement and live, one of a kind events.
By planning ahead, you can get an even better deal: starting now through October 12th, Bluprint is hosting its Get Started Event – allowing makers, doers and creatives alike to stream unlimited classes and series for FREE with registration! Also, now through October 20th, visitors have the option to choose one of two limited time offers: Monthly subscription for $9.99 (normally $14.99) OR select an Annual Subscription for just $100 (normally $120) + a free Bluprint Box of your choice! The holidays just got even better.