Momma Holiday Giveaway

The holidays are not just about giving or receiving, they are about celebrating and this year, we want to celebrate all you amazing mom’s out there who work hard all year round.

We have partnered with some pretty amazing brands to spoil one lucky mama this season with a variety of goodies we know they will love and deserve. Read below about all the amazing brands and make sure to enter at the bottom! All you have to do is subscribe to our email list & show all paticipating brands some love!

Soy Candles : Simply Curated is a sweet little business located in Grand Rapids, MI that provides an assortment of candles, paper goods, and home goods. Their candles are 100% soy wax and blended in small batches with fragrances and essential oils. The candles are 100% phthalate free and will burn cleanly all the way down. Each candle is poured, labeled and packaged by hand. Double bonus: once the candle is done, you can use as a cocktail glass. #AMAZING What mom doesn’t love candles & cocktails?

Show some love: Website // Instagram // Facebook

Merkato Signature Tote : Parker Clay was started after discovering there were over 160 million orphans worldwide. Husband and wife duo, Brittany and Ian, set out to change this and moved to Ethopia with their family and adopted two daughters. Moving back in 2015, they were inspired to create an opportunity to empower vulnerable women through enterprise, with the idea of leather products in mind. Parker Clay hand selected the highest quality leather to make timeless products – all while creating opportunities for vulnerable women to become economically independent. The bag they are donating is perfect for all your momma belongings!

Learn more about their company here: Website // Instagram // Facebook

ESCAPE Bag: Cloth and Cabin provides tasteful products for your home, fashionable styles for your closet and everything in between. We are so happy to partner with Cloth and Cabin, another great Grand Rapids business. They have the trendiest options for all the ladies – and so honored they donated a weekender bag because sometimes us mom’s need a vacation!

Check them out: Website // Instagram // Facebook

Chevron Necklace:  Purpose Jewelry provides products beautifully crafted by young women rescued from human trafficking. By purchasing with Purpose you are providing freedom, dignity, and hope for amazing artisans. We are thrilled to have them apart of our giveaway this holiday, as we absolutely adore social enterprises. If you have a chance, please read the story behind the brand. It is so beautiful. The necklace they are donating is the perfect accent to any outfit.

Show them some love: Website // Instagram // Facebook

Natural Body Care Products: Fox Naturals provides simple, modern and organic products located right in Grand Rapids, MI. Each product contains ingredients with a purpose, and can be tailored for those with widely different skin types and needs. They have provided us with Face Mask, Body Lotion and Handmade Bar Soap to include in our giveaway bundle. They smell amazing and the perfect self-care treat to yourself!

Check them out: Website // Instagram // Facebook

Delicious Chocolates: Divine Chocolate is co-owned by cocoa farmers and provides rich & seriously smooth tastes! We have partnered with this amazing brand to give one mama an assortment of chocolate flavored bars because no bad day ends with chocolate.

Check out their sweetness here: Website // Instagram // Facebook

Square Scarf : Anchal Project provides eco-friendly products handmade from vintage sari and organic cotton. Their mission is to address the exploitation of women around the world by using design thinking to create employment opportunities, services & products that support empowerment. They have donated a beautiful scarf for one lucky mama to sport all winter long!

Check out all their styles: Website // Instagram // Facebook

2018 Planner with Accessories: Bloom Daily Planners creates planners that are committed to helping women bloom into the best versions of themselves through the power of organization. Women love being organized and these products are made by women, for women! They have provided a wildflowers planner, to-do pad, and some accessories! New year resoution, stay organized? CHECK.

Check em’ out! Website // Instagram // Facebook

Nail Polish Collection: Gabriel Cosmetics is beauty brand that started with a vision of natural beauty and has evolved into a brand that is an NPA certified, vegan skincare brand that provides vegan & gluten-free cosmetics, both created to bring out a woman’s natural exisiting beauty. How beautiful are these colors?  

See what they’re all about: Website // Instagram // Facebook

The giveaway runs from December 5th – December 10th!

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Gio’s First Pair of Glasses

Guest post from @KatieKruithof.

 
“I knew having glasses wasn’t a big deal,
but it was hard for me to imagine this face I loved
so dearly changing in such a dramatic way.”
 

When my husband and I first started dating, I was amazed to learn that he was legally blind. He had detached lens since birth, which required REALLY strong contacts and eventually lens replacement surgery at age 28. We were told that it wasn’t a genetic condition, but when my firstborn, Gio, was a few months old, we noticed that his lens shook in a similar way.

At 2.5 years old, the ophthalmologist confirmed he needed glasses. It was a strangely sad day for me. I knew having glasses wasn’t a big deal, but it was hard for me to imagine this face I loved so dearly changing in such a dramatic way.  

I posted on IG that Gio would be needing glasses and several friends recommended I check out Jonas Paul Eyewear. As I looked at the stylish options, my heart shifted. I actually got excited about picking out glasses for him. When the try on kit arrived, we had a blast taking pictures of him in each style and posting a collage on IG for friends to vote for their favorites. We ended up with two pairs because we couldn’t decide!

“It didn’t take long before he realized how much better he could see with them.”

We were worried Gio wouldn’t like wearing his glasses since he was so young, and the first few days he kept trying to take them off. But it didn’t take long before he realized how much better he could see with them. Then he NEVER wanted to take them off! He even wears them to bed every night so we sneak in after he’s asleep to take them off.  

Strangers tell Gio how much they like his glasses almost every time we go out. Sometimes I see two people walk by and nudge each other, whispering “aww.” I know Gio feels very special in them. We are incredibly thankful that JPE made this transition so easy for us!

If you are new to Jonas Paul Eyewear, I only have one recommendation for you! Go for the anti-reflective lens upgrade. It makes a big difference in pictures! Using a little “nerd wax” on the nose really helps it stay up on their nose, too. Gio is now 4 years old and we’ve owned multiple pairs of JPE glasses as his prescription has changed. It looks like our 2 year old will have a similar condition, so I’m sure it won’t be long till we get a try on kit for him. This time, I’m actually looking forward to the process though!

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Step-By-Step Guide to ordering glasses

You might be here for a variety of reasons:

-Your child needs glasses.

-All other options for your child are are too “childish.”

-You don’t have time to shop around at every optical store.

-You’re worried about spending hundreds of dollars on the frame alone.

Whichever one it is, we are glad you found us! But now you might be thinking… okay, now what? And that’s why we’re here.

Together, we will find the perfect fit for your child! LET’S GET STARTED.

STEP 1: Order a Home Try-On Kit

This is such an important step. We do not recommend ordering a frame with prescription without having your child try on the frames beforehand!

Important Information about our home try-on kit:

-Two sizes available: SMALL or LARGE kits in either black or tortoise.

Small ranges from 4-7 years old: 44mm lens   //   15mm bridge   //   125mm temple arms

Large ranges from 8-12 years old: 48mm lens   //   16mm bridge   //   130mm temple arms

DUE NOTE: Black and Tortoise are the only colors we offer in our kits, not the only colors we have available for purchase! *Limited Edition colors are not included in the kit.

STEP 2: Find the “Right” Fit!

Your home try-on kit should arrive in 3-5 business days! And from there, you are able to try on our 6 different styles, in the comfort of your own home.

While trying on the different styles, feel free to bend the adjustable temple arms to create that perfect fit behind your child’s ear.

You can find the name of each frame inside the temple arms. Once you find your favorite(s), write down the names of the frames.

After 7 DAYS are up, send us back the kit with the return label we included, and order your frame(s) online.  

Jonas Paul Eyewear Home Try-On Kit

Jonas Paul Eyewear Home Try-On Kit

STEP 3: Place your order online

Head to our website at jonaspauleyewear.com, click the frame that you would like to purchase (make sure to select PRESCRIPTION FRAME if you are ordering prescription glasses).

Select: ADD TO CART

After you have added the frame to your cart, make sure to select the appropriate lens upgrade. This part can be tricky, so we put together all the information for you to find the appropriate lens upgrade: Lens Upgrades & Pricing Information for Jonas Paul Eyewear

Once you select your lens, select: ADD TO CART, then you are ready to complete your purchase.

Still have questions? Email us at orders@jonaspauleyewear.com with your prescription and we can tell you what lens upgrade you will need.

Jonas Paul Eyewear Home Try-On Kit Stylish Kids Glasses

STEP 4: Send over Prescription and PD

You placed your Jonas Paul Eyewear order. YAY! Now there is ONE LAST STEP.

Make sure to send over your child’s PRESCRIPTION and PD to orders@jonaspauleyewear.com as soon as possible!

This will ensure you receive your frames even quicker! Just place your order # in the subject of your email, and snap a pic your child’s prescription with the PD written on it, and you are all set!

This is an important step. We cannot fufill your order until we have these two items.

Need help measuring your child’s PD? Here is how to do so: MEASURING PD

Your order should arrive in 3-5 business days!

Now let’s see those photos!

Once your child receives their new glasses, tag us at #jonaspauleyewear so we can share!

Jonas Paul Eyewear Kids Glasses

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Finding the perfect frame for your child’s face shape

Jonas Paul Eyewear Home Try On Kit

FACE SHAPE GUIDE

Nothing quite makes your day like seeing your child’s smiling face. With mom’s eyes, dad’s nose, and hair that’s always adorably unruly, your little one is absolutely perfect. So when you begin the search for the perfect pair of kids’ glasses , it’s best to find frames that compliment, not contradicts, their faces.

We have put together a face-shape guide to help you and your little decide on which frame looks best accordoing to their face shape.


SQUARE

Jonas Paul Eyewear Maddie Girls Glasses

The Miles // Maddie

OVAL

Jonas Paul Eyewear Boys Edward Glasses

The Edward // Elsie

ROUND

Jonas Paul Eyewear Ruth Girls Glasses

The Ryan // Ruth

HEART

Jonas Paul Eyewear Paul Boys Glasses

The Paul // Paige

OTHER GREAT OPTIONS AVAILABLE:

Jonas Paul Eyewear Jonas Boys Glasses

The Jonas // Joyce

Jonas Paul Eyewear Dorothy Girls Glasses

The Edward // Elsie

Totaling up to SIX different styles, with multiple color options available with each frame.

All of our frames are gender-neutral. So if there is a pair that you like on the girls page, look for the similiar frame option on the boys page.

DUE NOTE: Before ordering a frame with your prescription, we first recommend ordering our home try-on kit, as this guide is just recommendations – and it’s best to try the frames on first before you place your order!

Jonas Paul Eyewear Home Try-On Kit

Order our home try-on kit and have your child try on our six different styles, in the comfort of your own home.

 
*Limited Edition colors are not available in our home try-on kit.
 
Choose from small or large in either black or tortoise.
 

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Little Givers Campaign

NOVEMBER IS A MONTH OF BEING GRATEFUL.

And we believe you are never too young to make an impact and show gratitude. 

 

We believe there is something powerful in educating children about giving back at such young age. 
We want to SUPPORT them!

 
Have a child who is giving back to their local community and making a difference?

Enter our “LITTLE GIVERS” Campaign! 

 
Throughout the month of November, we encourage your children to tell us how they are making an impact at such a young age.

In return, we will choose three littles to help continue their efforts with a $100 reward (each!)

After three children have been selected, we will check-in with them a few months later to see how our contribution has helped continue their impact. 
 

READY TO GET STARTED?   

There are two ways for your child to enter: 

1. SHARE ON FACEBOOK
Create a video of your child in 60 seconds (or less) of them telling us how they are making an impact. Tag us on Facebook so we can see! 
*And tell your friends to share & support!
*These do not need to be fancy videos! Just of your child explaining their impact! 🙂 
 
2. CREATE A VIDEO & SUBMIT FORM
Submit a video of your child in 60 seconds (or less) explaining to us about they are making an impact.
Afterwards, fill out the form below and submit. 

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Ideas on what to include in your child’s video:  

-What does “giving back” mean to your child?
-Provide a brief background on your child’s unique mission / organization.
-What was their inspiration? 
-If they were given $100 towards their organization, what do they hope to do with it?

*They do not need to answer each question specifically, this is just guidance on what we are looking for in the video!!
*Simply, provide a summary of what your child is doing to make an impact! 
 
 
The campaign runs from November 1st – November 20th!
All submissions must be sent in by November 20th.
Winners will be announced on Thanksgiving Day! (So make sure to check your emails!) 

Spread the love and share with friends using #JonasPaulLittleGivers

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Unite Against Bullying

10.25.17 is UNITY DAY. 

WHAT IS UNITY DAY? 

It is a day to stand together against bullying. United for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion. 

By wearing orange on this day, you come together and send one large message of support, hope, and unity to show that you stand with us. 

WHY ORANGE? 

ORANGE provides a powerful, visually compelling expression of solidarity,” said Paula Goldberg, Executive Director of PACER Center. 

At Jonas Paul Eyewear, we wear orange.

We wear orange because children are still being bullied about wearing glasses.

We wear orange because we stand united.

We wear orange because many children who wear our glasses have a disability.

We wear orange to let children know they are not alone. 

FACTS: 

One of every 5 school-aged children reports being bullied.

Over 50% of students do not report being bullied

Children with disabilities are 3x more like to be bullied than their nondisabled peers

Students who experience bullying are more likely to experience poor school adjustment, sleep difficulties, anxiety or depression. 

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Articles Every Parent Should Read: 

“Being bullied can have traumatic consequences for a child, leading to poor school performance, low self-esteem, anxiety, and even depression.” –  Parents advisor David Fassler, M.D.
 
Steps to Identifying a Bully: Parents.com has a great article. 
How to Help When Your Kid is Bullied: Empowering Parents
Why do some kids turn to bullying? Read on Why and How to Stop.
Always Promote Kindness amongst your children. 
An Open Letter to Kids bullying their daughter. 
Great articles on special needs and bullying: Friendship Circle

 

Want to learn more? 

Visit PACER for more information on Unity Day and how you can help. 

 

Wear orange: Make a statement. 

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World Sight Day

How much do you know about blindness and visual impairment? 

There are approximately 285 million people who live with low vision and blindness. 

90% of blind people live in low-income countries.

There are an estimated 19 million children who are visually impaired. 

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Visual impairment plays a big role in our lives. Jonas Paul Eyewear began because of our own experience with visual impairment. 

When our son Jonas was born blind, we felt a sense of helplessness. We were so blessed to have access to some of best eye care in the world and this resulted in our son having some sight. Which is why we chose to pass this blessing along with our company. With each pair purchased, we aid in the help of providing sight to a child in need through our Buy Sight, Give Sight program. 

In addition, every second Thursday in October, we celebrate World Sight Day. A day to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. 

Because this day is so near and dear to our hearts, we wanted to give back in a new way. Every purchase you make on October 12th, you will save $10. In addition, this $10 will go towards 10 Vitamin A supplements (1 year supply) that will help prevent blindness and disease for children in the developing world. 

What’s the importance of Vitamin A Supplements? 

Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable childhood blindness. 

World Health Organization estimates that as many as 190 million children, especially in Africa and Southeast Asia, suffer from VAD.

Every year is it estimated that 670,000 children will die from VAD and 350,000 will go blind.

With just one dollar, you can supply a year’s worth of Vitamin A supplements for one child. 

By helping your child with sight, you are helping a child in need. 

Shop our styles & make a difference!

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“Helping Students See a Better Future”

We recently sent frames over to Rochester, NY where they personally have helped over 950 students in Rochester City School District, with doctor visits at East School 9 times and 13 times at local elementary schools. 

We were so happy that we were able to partake in part of this contribution! 🙂 

  

 She is rocking her new frames! 

Every purchase you make, you are making a difference in a child’s life. #BuySightGiveSight

Learn more at Our Impact page. 

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Down Syndrome Awareness Month

October is Down Syndrome Awareness month. 

A month to raise awareness of others with down syndrome. Not to celebrate their disabilities, but to celebrate their abilities.

Down syndrome plays a big role in our lives, as many of the kiddos who wear our glasses have down syndrome and bonus, many are brand ambassadors for us! 

(Zoey from @itsabellazoey, Sofia from @thesanchezsix, Caleb from @karenjp0915, Macy from @macymakesmyday and Ruby from @rubysrainbow !! We adore them.) 

Many parents choose our glasses for their kids with down syndrome because they’re stylish AND offer adjustable temple arms to create that perfect fit for children with low bridges. And boy, do we adore seeing your kiddos in our frames! 

Children with down syndrome are changing the world. If you follow any of the above Instagram handles we shared, you will see what a difference they are all making.

Down syndrome kids simply reach goals at a different pace — which is why it’s important not to compare a child with DS against typically developing siblings or even other children with the condition.

Kids with DS have a wide range of abilities, and there’s no way to tell at birth what they will be capable of as they grow up. (And from what we see, they have so many abilities thus far!) 

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To honor this month, we wanted to raise more awareness of Down Syndrome. Which is why we were so excited to have the pleasure of collaborating with Littlest Warrior. 

Littlest Warrior was inspired by a mother’s son after he was born with Down Syndrome. She wanted to make a difference and celebrate Down Syndrome. And she did just that with the cutest tees. 

 

 

How cute are these photos? They’re wearing the Littlest Warrior tees and our Jonas Paul Eyewear glasses. You will be seeing a lot of these photos all month long! 🙂

We can’t wait to honor all these cute kiddos and celebrate a beautiful month of awareness. 

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Share Your Story

B A C K G R O U N D ::

Jonas Paul Eyewear was started by parents, Ben and Laura, and inspired by the birth of their son, Jonas Paul who was born visually impaired. While searching for fashionable eyeglasses for their son, they noticed limited options and decided to launch their own business focusing on creative, fashion-forward eyewear.

 M I S S I O N ::

Inspire children to feel beautiful in their glasses while providing sight to children in need with every purchase.

A B O U T  Y O U ::

Do you have a story to tell? We would love to hear.

Follow along these questions below as a guideline and share with us your journey.  

  • What was your initial reaction when discovering your child may need glasses?
  • How did your child respond to the news?
  • How has the journey been?
  • What was your hardest moment?
  • Why does your child need glasses?
  • What helped you to accept the news?
  • What advice do you have for other parents
  • How have our frames helped with your child’s confidence?
  • Do you find there is a struggle for them to wear their glasses?

We would love to feature your story! Email us at lisa@jonaspauleyewear.com with your story written in a story-like format with a few photos to share.

-the JPE team

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Jonas Paul Eyewear :: Summer Essentials Giveaway

Not only can we believe it’s already 2017 – but we can’t believe it’s already the end of June and Summer! Where has this time gone!? If anyone has the answer, let us know. 

But rather than dwell on where this year has gone – let’s celebrate that it actually is summer and we survived another winter (especially if you live in the Midwest!) 

So we decided to host a “Summer Essentials Giveaway” with 6 total brands ($700 value!) that will be sure to get you and your kiddo ready for the summertime. 

Here is what you could win:

Birdling Bags :: These bags are adorable! They were designed by two moms who wanted to make quality products for home or travel that are stylish and functional enough to pack all of their kiddo’s belongings while staying organized. Major plus!

They have donated two bags for us to giveaway to one lucky person! 

The Day Tripper ($95):  Perfect for your everyday excursions & The Stone Essentials Tote ($195): This tote is major organizational goals. With a labeled spot for all your daily essentials – say goodbye to the bottomless pit and hello to perfect organization and finding what you need in just a few seconds! 

Be sure to check out their Instagram and give them some love!

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Riviera Towel :: You’re about to head to the beach in style with these towels! Created by artisans, Riviera Towels are made using traditional methods to create unique and enduring textiles. Not only are they great for the beach but they are versatile and can be used during any season, any occasion, or as any accessory. (bonfire, pool, scarf, even a tablecloth!) Yes please!

And not only are they amazing products, a portion of their proceeds help fund marine organizations to protect and heal our oceans. How amazing is that!

They were generous enough to donate TWO towels for the giveaway. The Antibes Towel ($28) – a portion of the proceeds go to support the National Marine Sanctuaries and The Biarritz Towel ($24) – proceeds go to support Wild Oceans – preserving healthy ocean food webs and critical habitats essential to the survival of all fish.  

Check them out on Instagram!

SunBum :: From suncare to tanning, baby bum products and hair care – they have all the items to keep your skin fresh all summer long! And even better, their products smell amazing! They have donated multiple chapsticks, sunscreens and tanning towelettes to be given to one lucky winner – all at a $100 value! 

Show some love on their Instagram! 

 

Jonas Paul Eyewear :: Well you know who we are! 🙂 We work to povide stylish eyewear for children, while empowering confidence in children daily. With each purchase, we donate a pair to a child in need. Because this is a “Summer Essential Giveaway,” we are giving out one our favorite tee’s – Shazam Tshirt ($19) and a pair of our RX sunnies ($178 value!) This means you will choose from a wide variety of our RX frame styles and we will include the lens upgrade free of charge! 

Continuing following our story on Instagram! 

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Headbands of Hope :: If you have not heard of Headbands of Hope, check out their page immediately. It’s an adorable headband company where each purchase made, they donate a headband to a child with cancer. How amazing is that! We recently had a collaboration with them and adored their headbands so much we included three of them in our giveaway! The Fuchsia Flower Crown ($16.85), The Light Blue Infinity Turban ($16.85), and The Dainty Mia ($19.85) 

Make sure to head to their page & check out their Instagram! We adore them. 

 

Squeaky Pops :: We are so happy to have found Squeaky Pops! Cool off the hot summer days with some delicious real fruit bars! Pops that will make kids more happy & healthy 🙂 We love that! They are giving away a variety of flavors to our giveaway winner and trust us, they’re delicious!! 

Check out their adorable page of cute kiddos on Instagram !!

How amazing are these brands!? So glad to have found them and partner with them on our giveaway. 

The giveaway starts on June 21st and will end on June 25th 11:59 PM (EST) !! All you have to do is tag a friend on Instagram (make sure they like our page!) & tell us one thing you love about summer! Bonus entry: write a review on Facebook. That’s it! 

 

Head to our Instagram page to Enter!

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