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Allow Me to Introduce You to Pippin

Allow Me to Introduce You to Pippin

We’d like to introduce you to Pippin, a curious little squirrel always up for an adventure and good company.

Where did the name Pippin Toy Co. come from, you might ask. We were looking for something sweet that wouldn’t give you a toothache. Someone searching for us online would need to spell it phonetically so it couldn’t be a clever spelling or from another language. Gender-neutral was a bonus. It had to feel childlike while still appealing to adults. And, as a mom of two, I wanted it to have a little personal touch. 

Pippin has different definitions and meanings. According to…

Pippin refers to a seed, which is ideal imagery for children. But my favorite use is that of someone who is unique, usually in a pleasant way. How delightful is that?! To me it is exactly what children are and grow up to be. Just like Mr. Rogers said, “You are a very special person. There is only one like you in the whole world. There's never been anyone exactly like you before, and there will never be again. Only you.” 

It's also a gender-neutral name and, on a personal note, Pippin is the youngest of the hobbits in Lord of the Rings, my kids’ favorite book.  He is sweet, loyal, naive, curious, and mischievous. Much like our Pippin.

I’m happy to report that construction is coming right along. If all goes well – fingers crossed! – we look to be open before Plaid Friday.

Now we just need to hire an entire team! If you are kind, generous, considerate, enthusiastic, detail oriented, and friendly, then drop us a line! You can start by filling out our short application. We will be in touch soon after! And make sure to follow @pippintoyco on Instagram to stay up to date on all things Pippin.

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