Growing up did you have something special your parents brought out for you each birthday? I didn't think much about doing something like that until recently when I was at a 30th birthday for a friend and her mom decorated using paper lanterns and a music box that had been at every single birthday of hers since her 1st. Even though the lanterns were showing their age and the music box had tape on it, I just loved the tradition of it.
Sure, we had colorful trees, handmade ornaments, and the holiday carousel for Christmas, but my family was really lacking a birthday tradition I could pass down to my children. But, just because I didn’t have a tradition to hand down doesn’t mean I can’t create one for my own family that my children can count on each and every year.
That new tradition will be to celebrate birthdays with the coolest little Birthday Train from Vilac Toys that we found at Goblin Kids. It’s one part train, one part educational toy, and a very cool tradition for both boys and girls. Besides being really, really cute, the added bonus of the Birthday Train Set is that it already looks vintage and could easily be mistaken as something from my own childhood. Anyone who knows me already knows how much I love heirloom quality European wooden toys, so it’s really not a surprise that I fell hard for this little wooden train set from France.
The Vilac Birthday Train Set comes with 5 cars, which includes three cars that can hold candles, one engine, and a train car that holds a wooden number for the special birthday year. The train is colorful and detailed, as are the wooden numbers that go into the number train car. Each of the numbers has a different pattern or design painted on them to make them even cuter.
The numbers 1 through 6 are included with the Birthday Train, so you can celebrate all the way to age 6 with this adorable little set. Although I wish the set went all the way to 10 so I could celebrate every birthday with the Vilac set until my kiddos were tweens, I will have to find some other way to expand the set to keep the tradition going throughout the first decade.
In the meantime, I look forward to my other new tradition for our family, shopping at Goblin Kids and finding all sorts of awesome toys and gifts for my little ones. If you are looking for truly unique baby gifts, kids toys, or even educational infant toys, look no further than Goblin Kids for every little goblin in your life. They have a great selection of all the biggest names in kid’s toys, including Haba, Plan Toys, and my new favorite European toy company, Vilac.
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