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Laugh Bead

Special 2-for-1 Offer!  Buy One, Give One!

March is Child Life Month, a time to honor and celebrate child life specialists and the child life profession. Through this special limited-time offer, you will receive two pewter Laugh Beads, for the price of one. We hope you'll be inspired to keep one and give one to your favorite child life specialist or another special person who plays with you and makes you laugh.

The Laugh Bead was created from an original drawing by Christy Hogan, a child life specialist at Children's Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha. It was translated into glass by Margie Shanahan, a bead artist from the Midwest Lampworkers Guild, and formally dedicated in her honor in 2018.

Christy was asked, "If laughter was a bead, what would it look like?" She said, "When I was drawing the bead, I wanted it to be whimsical and fun. I wanted children to smile when they saw it. In my work as a child life specialist, one of our goals is to encourage healing through play. Children heal when they are laughing and playing. The body heals with play; the mind heals with laughter."

Shipping is FREE in the continental US. Please select "International" when ordering if recipient is located outside the continental US.



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