One of the best gifts my son received when he was born was a Radio Flyer wagon. Yes, it might sound a little odd- giving a newborn a wagon that he won’t be able to use for a solid year or so. For me, this brought back so many memories of our family wagon- we used to line it with blankets for long walks, put soil in it for planting our garden, carefully place all of my favorite stuffed animals in it for a “field trip” and so much more. Now, my kids use their wagon for parade watching with their friends, trips to the park and picnics.
Radio Flyer is actually a local company that is celebrating 99 years of making smiles :). Antonio Pasin, a 16 year old boy from Venice born into a family of cabinet makers, came to Chicago without a penny in his pocket. He built his first wagon in 1917, and a successful company was born. He even built a 45 foot statue for the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, and sold miniature souvenir wagons for 25 cents.
In addition to wagons, Radio Flyer also has trikes, ride-ons and more! Charlotte got her first trike last year from my parents, personalized with her very own license plate.
I just dug out this photo of my first trike, and love making the same memories with her that I enjoyed as a kid.
Radio Flyer has come to the North Shore- they are opening a pop up shop at Westfield Old Orchard this summer, and you are invited to celebrate with them. The grand opening is Saturday, May 7th from 10am-9pm in The Cube and includes some fabulous family fun:
- Free shipping for Build-A orders placed at the store in its very own Build-A-Product Center
- On-site photo booth wagon
- Comfy backyard theater
- Test track to try out various Radio Flyer products on-site
Giveaway: One lucky mom will win a Radio Flyer Mother’s Day Gift Bag, just in time to welcome summer! This great giveaway contains:
- Radio Flyer branded swag
- A $50 gift card good towards a personalized Radio Flyer wagon, trike or ride-on in the NEW Radio Flyer Build-A-Product Center at the Westfield Old Orchard pop up store
To enter, simply leave a comment on this post, my Facebook post, or Instagram post about what your favorite summer memories as a kid are. Winner will be chosen at random at 9pm CST on Thursday, May 5th and can pick up their prize at the new Radio Flyer pop up store at Old Orchard. Please make sure to leave your e-mail address so I can contact you if you win!