The joy of giving back

Firstly, thank you for purchasing our Old Toys For Santa sack or our Night Before Christmas Box.

With this purchase alone, $1.00 is going directly to ALNF. 

Niall and I hope joy is sparked in your home from giving your outgrown toys a new life and giving those less fortunate and vulnerable a Christmas they deserve.

It’s been a tradition we have wholeheartly embraced in our home. 

We have created an easy guide on best practice donating right here and our chosen partners. 

 

Peek below for Night Before Christmas Box story and video. 

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Our proud charity partners

ALNF 

Proud Partner

Australian Red Cross

Proud Partner

These charities have been contacted by Petite Maison Play and have provided their requirements for donated items along with approving to be listed here. 

Please follow the guidelines below as valuable resources can be wasted on sorting inappropriate donations from wonderful gifts. 

ALNF – Preferred Charity

Share-A-Book program

We accept new or pre-loved books in excellent condition for children aged 0-12

We are unable to accept books that are damaged, mouldy, yellowed or torn, books with owner’s names in them, encyclopaedias, library books with tags, textbooks, adult books or books with any religious themes (including Christmas)

Petite Maison Play will be accepting donations at their warehouse (50 Lexton Rd, Box Hill, Front Office – box provided) and sending them to ALNF during December. 

They can also be posted directly to ALNF at Unit 1, 80 O’Riordan St, Alexandria NSW 2015

Why your preloved books are so valuable!

“We would like to thank all the students and schools in Sydney for sharing their favourite books with us. Our kids devour everything they can get their hands on!” Teacher, Elcho Island, Northern Territory.

ALNF

Australian Red Cross

Australian Red Cross – Preferred Charity

Australian Red Cross accepts quality toys such as teddy bears, puzzles and board games. 

Red Cross also accepts preloved clothing, accessories and shoes in good condition. We encourage parents to donate too! 

If you would gift it to a friend, Red Cross would love to accept it. 

Unfortunately, toys that are battery operated, have missing or broken parts, or that may be a choking hazard cannot be accepted. 

Items can be donated to Red Cross nationwide Find your Red Cross Shop here 

Funds raised from donated goods help Red Cross teams help people facing tough times in our communities, 

Thank You for donating to Australian Red Cross. 

Be part of positive purchasing

At Petite Maison Play we are fiercely proud of helping create a better world for the next generation. We wholeheartedly believe in supporting childhood literacy and so we donate $2.00 from every cubby sale and $1.00 from every Christmas sale to our chosen charity partner The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation (ALNF).

We encourage a circular economy with all our products and want our children to understand the value of passing on their toys when they are outgrown. Join us in being part of a positive change with our little people.

Night before Christmas box

The night before Christmas Box – A new tradition

Our 2021 Christmas collection celebrates traditions! Old and New. I am thrilled you have joined our family to become part of these small yet joy sparking traditions. 

Are you the proud owner of a Night before Christmas box or thinking about snapping one up? 

I come from a long line of tradition passionate women. My mother, My Nana… the genes are strong and I wont disappoint!  ​

The Bedtime Bell? The greatest parenting hack my mother has bestowed on me as a (newish) Mum.  ​ ​

A bell to ring when Santa is on his way. Weave a story all day about the elf or fairies watching over your children and when they hear that bell tinkle, that’s the signal Santa is en-route and will only deliver presents to little ones tucked up in bed and sound asleep. Trust me when I say “watch them bolt to bed” ​ ​

Many a bell was tinkled in the process to find the perfect one!

We have started this tradition with Rosie last year and just love it! The sense of magic brewing all day really ignites the Christmas spirit as your spin the tale your little ones are being watched over and I can’t tell you how quickly they head to bed when they hear the ring. 

Thank You for being part of a long loved tradition from my family.  ​

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Thank You for choosing Petite Maison Play

A little about us just in case you have missed our story!

In 2017, I was a new mum who had a very big idea from my very small home.

My apartment of 13 years had been perfectly suited to life as a singleton and then later a newlywed, but I hadn’t anticipated it would also become our first home as a family of three, when our gorgeous daughter Rose arrived a little earlier than we’d planned!

I identify with parents who want to provide imaginative and stimulating play, with pieces that pack away easily, and will become a treasured part of each child’s toy collection for years to come.

At Petite Maison we are championing an heirloom approach to toys with our signature TableTents and PopUp cubbies – something that is beautiful, will last well beyond childhood and is one toy for infinite play possibilities!

We have now added Christmas heirlooms and hope to just keep on growing! We are now a wife and hubby team who run this small family business and can’t thank you enough for your support. Thank you for choosing to shop with us – the appreciation is real.