Introducing “Scrabinoes” a Baha’i Word-Matching Game

Scrabinoes Baha'i Word Matching Card Game I sent sample decks of Scrabinoes to communities all across the country to see what people thought. The reviews are in, and people loved it! Scrabinoes is an entertaining Bahai card game that combines elements of Scrabble and Dominoes for a unique and challenging evening of fun. Perfect for Family Games Nights, Jr. Youth gatherings, College Clubs, Holy Day Parties and the Social Portion of Feast. The Bahai Writings contain many repeating themes and words. Finding those common words on the Scrabinoes cards earns you points. The more connections you can find, [...]

By |2019-04-16T15:53:30+00:00April 16th, 2019|0 Comments

25% Off Our Hidden Words on its 25th Anniversary

Hidden Words mini-book Twenty-five years ago Special Ideas took the bold step of moving from pamphlets and T-shirts to full books. Our first major publication was a pocket edition of The Hidden Words. We had been told by other publishers that "the last thing we need is another edition of The Hidden Words," but we decided to print one anyway. The "Chickadee Edition" was an instant success, with the first 20,000 selling out within a year. Many additional printings followed, with total sales approaching half a million copies. To celebrate this milestone in our company - and in [...]

By |2019-04-09T15:38:37+00:00April 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Introducing “A Mine Rich in Gems” Downloadable Feast Activities Workbooks

A Mine Rich in Gems is a completely different company, run by Wei and Lili Shang and their daughters. I'm devoting this week's post to their work because I think it is valuable (and because I'm a nice guy). Lili and Wei are creating 16-20 page full-color downloadable Feast Activities Workbooks for children ages 4-14. They have been at it for over a year, and are creating very useful and fun materials. Their first year's workbooks were made available for free, but now they are ready for business, and are making them available for $2.95 each - with discounts for [...]

By |2019-04-03T02:27:23+00:00April 1st, 2019|0 Comments

The Secret of Emotions

It has been quite a while since I published my groundbreaking book, The Secret of Emotions. If you haven't read it yet, it is worth taking another look at. Here is the beginning of the first chapter: Secret of Emotions We are all born with an innate longing for God—not a god with a long white beard who shakes his finger at us, but the Divine Creative Spirit that blessed the universe with breathtaking wonder and touched our hearts with limitless grace. This God filled His creation with His most noble attributes—and then placed the potential for each [...]

By |2019-03-26T17:33:16+00:00March 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Joyous Naw-Ruz – Calendar Sale

As the Fast comes to an end tomorrow night, we hope you begin the new year with joy and celebration that lasts all year long. Oh, and if you haven't yet purchased a calendar for this year, we still have a few left. They are all on sale now. Remember, our wall calendar is good through December of 2020 and our pocket calendars are good through March of 2020. American/Baha'i 2019-2020 Wall Calendar  

By |2019-03-19T01:39:33+00:00March 19th, 2019|0 Comments

New “God Loves All Colors” 4-color Stylus Pen

4-color God Loves All Colors Stylus Pen I love 4-color pens. They are really handy for taking notes, highlighting information, or just doodling with flair. We have sold 4-color pens in the past, but they were not nearly as nice as these. Take a look. They are sleeker, with a nice rubber grip for easy handling. The iridescent teal color is rich and elegant. The metal clip and accent at the top give it a quality feel, and the stylus tip makes it incredibly useful when you are using your phone, tablet or any touch screen device. This [...]

By |2019-03-11T20:27:54+00:00March 11th, 2019|0 Comments

Baha’i Prayer Beads on Sale

Order any prayer beads between now and March 12th 2019, and you will receive a coupon for $5 off for every set of prayer beads you order. Like magic, the coupon will be waiting for you in your cart. Just click on it during checkout to apply the discount. You may remember that last month we introduced several new prayer bead stones.  So why are we putting them on sale so soon? It is because during the Fast, people's thoughts turn to the power of prayer and meditation, and from there, they turn to prayer beads.  We want to give [...]

By |2019-03-05T03:06:26+00:00March 5th, 2019|0 Comments

Happy Ayyam-i-Ha. 10% Coupon Ending Soon

Happy Ayyam-i-Ha everyone!  If you still have people to buy for, remember that we have gift certificates that don't require mailing. Also, if you haven't ordered from our new website this year, you have until Friday to get our "thank you for re-registering on our new site" 10% discount on your entire order.  If this is your first order this year, you have to register from the beginning, with a new password and everything. It may take a few minutes to figure out, so that is why we are giving the discount. A 10% discount is a good deal, so [...]

By |2019-02-26T19:10:18+00:00February 26th, 2019|0 Comments

Special Ideas Gift Certificates don’t require shipping!

We have a full week before the official start of Ayyam-i-Ha, but many communities have decided to celebrate early.  If your community is celebrating on Saturday or Sunday, then it may be too late to get anything in for your party.  Sorry. BUT, if you are ordering presents for friends and family, there is plenty of time to get them in by next Tuesday if you choose anything other than 1st Class for your shipping option. If you need ideas, visit our Gift Ideas for Adults or our Gift Ideas for Children pages.  Right now, our Flash of Inspiration Flash [...]

By |2019-02-19T15:29:52+00:00February 19th, 2019|0 Comments

NEW! Animals Building Character Coloring & Activities Book

Animals Building Character Coloring & Activities Book I don't usually post twice in one week, but I've been waiting so long for these beautiful books to arrive that I couldn't wait another minute! It has taken over a year to commission all of the artwork and then create all of the activities pages myself, but it was worth it. Animals Building Character took all those months to develop because we wanted to create something special that the whole family could enjoy.  Young children will love coloring the charming pictures of animals and the use of alliterative virtue and animal [...]

By |2019-02-14T23:16:05+00:00February 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Ayyam-i-Ha Gift and Decoration Ideas

With exactly two weeks to go before the beginning of Ayyam-i-Ha, I thought I'd remind you that we have a lot more than books and teaching materials.  In fact, we have 5 Categories of Ayyam-i-Ha Gifts: Community-wide Gifts (low-to-medium cost gifts for everyone in your community), Special Gifts (hand-picked for family and special friends), Party Favors (even lower-cost for gift bags at parties), Children's Gifts (books, crayons, blocks, magnets, the list goes on) and Games (for your family or to play as a community). We also have a bunch of great Holiday Items like flags,  Ayyam-i-Ha ribbon, cake stencils and cookie cutters. If [...]

By |2019-02-11T22:42:18+00:00February 11th, 2019|0 Comments

New Baha’i Flash Cards and Other Games

Flash of Inspiration Baha'i Quote Flash Card Game Flash cards are a great educational tool. They can also be turned into fun games for groups or individual. This set of 52 cards has a well-loved Baha’i quotation with several words missing on one side, and the same quotation with those words highlighted on the back.  Click here to see all of our games and activities. A few months ago, I put out a call on FaceBook for people to comment with their favorite "one liners" from the Baha'i Writings. Friends from around the world offered dozens and dozens [...]

By |2019-02-05T04:52:19+00:00February 5th, 2019|0 Comments