Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Maccabeatle Hug + 2 Coloring Pages!

I can't believe it - the final day of Chanukah posts! I hope that you enjoyed your holiday and all the hugs and coloring book pages we posted here.

Here's one last Chanukah hug - so, last but not least, here's the Maccabeatle Hug! Remember, all you need is hugs. =0) Below find the coloring book page (and hi res link to download), as well as the 8th day of Chanukah chanukiah hug plus coloring page.

Until next year - You say goodbye, and I say Shalom. =0)

Maccabeatle Hug hi res download:

Chanukah Day 8 Coloring Page hi res link:

Monday, December 22, 2014

Gelty Hug + 3 Coloring Book Pages!

Here's one hug that you don't have to feel too Gelt-y about! Anyone else love these chocolatey Chanukah Gelt coins? Here's the coloring page version of it, as well as the Day 6 & 7 Chanukah hugs (plus coloring pages)! That's three hugs and three coloring pages. Hi res links to download included below each black & white image. It's hard to believe tomorrow night is the final night of Chanukah already!

Gelty Hug Coloring Page hi res link:

Chanukah Day 6 Coloring Page hi res link:

Chanukah Day 7 Coloring Page hi res link:

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Happy Chanukah Day 5 Hug + Coloring Page!

Happy Day 5 of Chanukah! Here's today's Chanukiah hug plus its coloring page counterpart below. Hi res download link of image can be found under the black & white image below. Have a lovely weekend!

Chanukah Day 5 Coloring Page hi res link:

Friday, December 19, 2014

Happy Chanukah, Day 4 Hug + Coloring Page!

Hope you are having a wonderful Chanukah! Here is a post covering day 4 of the holiday that begins tonight, featuring the Day 4 Chanukiah hugs and its Coloring Page counterpart. Hi res files ois found immediately after the black & white image. Have a wonderful Chanukah weekend!

Chanukah Day 4 Hug hi res download:

Link Hug!

Here's a hug for all you Zelda fans - specifically, those of Link! More specifically, fans of Chibi Link. Even more specifically, this hug is for one of my best friends, Jeremy Linder - the biggest Link fan I know - in honor of his engagement to the wonderful Julie Greenberg.

More Chanukah posts to come! For now, congrats and mazel tov, Jeremy & Julie! =0D ^_^

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Jelly Doughnut Hug!

Happy second day of Chanukah! Here's a hug from Sophie the Sufganiya (aka Jelly Doughnut). Hope you all are having a happy, sweet Chanukah!

Here are two new coloring pages; one of our friend Sophie here, and another in honor of the third day of Chanukah tonight. Hi res links for downloading are below each image.

Sophie the Sufganiya hi res download:

Chanukiah, Day 2 of Chanukah hi res download:

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Dreidel Hug + THREE Coloring Pages!

It only seemed natural to follow up the Latke & Applesauce & Sour Cream and Chanukiah hug with a dizzy dreidel hug! So meet DZ, the Dizzy Dreidel. Feel free to give him a hug - it would probably be a good way to steady him anyway!

I hope everyone is enjoying their first day of Chanukah. In addition to this hug, I'm also including not one, not two, but THREE bonus coloring book pages, below! One is of DZ the Dreidel, above. The other two are of Chanukiah with two candles in anticipation of the second day of Chanukah tonight. The other is of our Latke, Applesauce & Sour Cream trio. I hope the kiddies enjoy them! And remember, feel free to send over any finished coloring pages to be featured on the Hug O' The Day Facebook Page to share the hugs!

DZ the Dreidel hi res download:

Chanukiah, Day 2 of Chanukah hi res download:

Latke, Applesauce, & Sour Cream hi res download:

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Chanukiah Hug, Day 1 + Coloring Page!

Tonight begins the first Day of Chanukah! So it's time to reunite with our Chanukiahs, who have been waiting a year to be brought out, dusted up, and decorated with beautiful candles in order to celebrate the Festival of Lights. Who else is excited??

Stay 'tooned to Hug O' The Day for our special Chanukah posts and freebies, such as daily free Coloring Pages! In fact, here's a coloring page in honor of Day 1 of Chanukah! (link for hi-res file to download included below). Feel free to share photos of your kids' finished masterpieces on our Facebook page! The more hugs shared, the better. =0)


Monday, December 15, 2014

Latkes & Applesauce & Sour Cream Hug!

Tomorrow is Chanukah! And you know what that means... the latkes are coming, the latkes are coming! No matter if you prefer applesauce or sour cream, now is your time to enjoy those potato pancakes to your heart's content! (Just make sure you balance the rest of your meals accordingly so that your heart will continue to beat contently! ^_^)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Sequential Numbers Hug!

If you're like me, you enjoy noticing fun numerical dates on the calendar. We've got to experience 9/9/99, the year 2000, 1/1/01 through 12/12/12, etc. Well, tomorrow, December 13, is the final day to experience a sequential date for this century. (At least if you live in the United States. In Europe, the final year for a sequential date was last year, with 11/12/13).

So, happy 12/13/14 everyone! And if you're a math lover (or just straight out nerd), you can read about upcoming fun dates (11/13/17 has a prime number sequence and 8/13/21 has a Fibonacci sequence)!

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Guardian Angel Hug!

I drew this one for personal reasons, but it's dedicated to everyone who lost someone important to them in 2014. May 2015 bring everyone much joy and happiness - especially with your new guardian angel watching over you. Hugs. <3

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pomegranate Hug!

Anybody else a fan of Pomegranates? Here's a Pomegranate hug for you! As requested by Melanie Leitman.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Thor Hug!

Here's a hug fit for the gods - specifically, the god of thunder. So, here's a Thor hug! As requested by Avi Soroka. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Brownie Hug!

Since the last couple of hugs were filled with Cookies and Cotton Candy, I figured keeping the sweet trend going was a good idea. So here is a Brownie hug for National Brownie Day! And what Brownie hug would be complete without a glass of milk to go with it?

Friday, December 5, 2014

Cotton Candy Hug!

December 7th is National Cotton Candy Day. If anyone else loves this yummy, sweet, sugary treat, this hug's for you! =0)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cookie Hug!

C is for Cookie Hug! December 4th is National Cookie Day, so make sure to celebrate by snacking on some of your favorite cookies! In the words of Cookie Monster, "Nom nom nom...."

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Umbrella Hug!

'Tis the season to be rainy! As a SoCal resident, we've been hit with a ton of rain the last couple of days. Since we are in the middle of a severe drought, this rain is very much welcome, a hug for the land. So here's a happy umbrella hug! Hugs wherever there is rain today and this week!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thomas the Train Hug!

If you have or know a toddler in your life, this is the hug for them! I don't think I know any little guy who is not enamored with Thomas & friends. This one was requested by Melanie Leitman in honor of her nephew's birthday.

Monday, December 1, 2014

Red Apple Hug!

Today is Eat a Red Apple Day! Apples are yummy and healthy, so let's all hug our tummies by eating some apples today in celebration!

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Laurel & Hardy Hug!

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving are the fun family traditions acquired over the years. Growing up, the staple in our household was watching March of the Wooden Soldiers (although you may know it as "Babes in Toyland", "Laurel and Hardy in Toyland", or one of the many other alternate names). No matter how you call it, it's a true Thanksgiving classic that I can now enjoy with my son. So here is a Laurel & Hardy hug for all those who love all things Thanksgiving! What Thanksgiving traditions do you celebrate?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Melissa McCarthy Hug!

Since Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful and kind, I was thinking of people I've met and stories I've heard that have inspired me lately. In light of the Stephen Collins and Bill Cosby scandals and other difficult news as of late, I've been extra happy when I do read about feel-good stories and celebrities who do good and kind things, such as the Tom Hanks/cab driver story that was floating around a few weeks back.

So I'm planning to start a new feature called "CELEB-rating Kindness", in which you can dedicate hugs to celebrities who continue to inspire me to be a kinder, better person. If you have your own celebrity encounter of kindness, or would like to dedicate a hug to a celebrity who has inspired you through acts of do-goodness, please do let me know and I would be more than happy to draw and share your experience.

My first Celebrity "Do-Gooder" I would like to highlight is Melissa McCarthy. She's on my mind a lot these days because I am in the middle of binge-watching the entire series of Gilmore Girls (which I had no idea she was on before I began watching it on Netflix). I had the pleasure of meeting her once, but my parents got to encounter her another couple of times. For those who are in L.A. and are lucky enough to catch a taping of the show Mike & Molly, the entire cast (except for Swoosie Kurtz) stays after the show to meet and greet EVERY...SINGLE...fan who attends the taping. I mean, the whole cast is insanely kind and nice. The reason why I chose to just draw Melissa here, is because when I met her, she had just come off an Emmy win, and was also nominated for an Oscar for her part in Bridesmaids. However, she seemed like such an incredible, kind, genuine person, who was truly thankful to meet every fan. When we thanked her for being so kind and taking the time to meet us, she responded, "Without my fans, I'm nothing."

My parents went to two other tapings of Mike & Molly. One of them was on Halloween, and Melissa came out to address the audience directly and apologize profusely that she couldn't stay to sign autographs as she normally does because she has to take her kids Trick or Treating. The third taping was best of all. My parents went with some close family-friends, one of which was my 21-year old former-bridesmaid who I love like a sister and who had just had undergone a life-saving heart transplant about 4 months prior. My dad went over to Melissa and specifically asked her to meet her and give her an autograph because of her transplant. Melissa responded, "I sign for EVERYONE here, but point her out to me and I'll go now." My dad did, and Melissa took the time to meet my friend and leave her her with the newly-Sharpied message, "I <3 you. Melissa McCarthy. --Get it?" =0)

Celebrities don't have to be kind. They will have followers and fans who love them based on their works and whatever they read in the tabloids. However, when you truly get to meet someone who you look up to and it only continues to inspire you more, that needs to make headlines more than all the scandals and sad headlines that swallow up the news. So I will try to make a conscious effort to put more of THOSE kinds of stories back into the world. Are you with me?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Hug! + Coloring Page

Thanksgiving is my absolute FAVORITE holiday of the year. I love everything about it; the bringing together of people over food, the being thankful for what we have, the excitement over watching the parade (on TV or in person if you're in NY and insane), TV marathons and specials, and the opportunity to love or hate Black Friday shopping. For my family it was always about which movie we would get to go out and see that evening (the newest James Bond film trumped anything else that was out in theaters), and if we were lucky we'd catch a second movie later that weekend.

So that's why I'm posting the Turkey hug a couple of days early; I'm eagerly anticipating the arrival of my favorite day! Also, for all the kiddies out there, I've included a coloring page version of today's hug (link for hi-res file to download included below). Enjoy, be happy, and of course, be Thankful!


Monday, November 24, 2014

Batty Hug!

I've done a Batman Hug, and now it's time for a Battier hug - a real bat hug! As requested by Lara Taylor for Nina Kester! <3

Friday, November 21, 2014

Mockingjay Hug!

Have you been eagerly anticipating the return of Katniss to the big screen? If so, here's a hug for all the Hunger Game fans out there! Today is the release of Mockingjay, Part 1! May the hugs be ever in your favor...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pumpkin Hug!

If you're like me, then your favorite thing about fall is not the changing of the leaves, but the fact that Fall = Pumpkin season! It's time to stock up on all things nice, yummy, and pumpkin-y. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bagels, and pumpkin specialty drinks at your local coffee & tea shops - all ripe for the eating! So let's rejoice this fall and enjoy all things Pumpkin - including this Pumpkin hug! ^_^

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hot Cocoa Hug!

As the weather gets colder, I'll continue to draw warm weather food/drink hugs for another couple of days! Today is my most favorite drink, Hot Cocoa Hug! What's your favorite warm weather fare?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Hot Tea Hug!

After yesterday's Matzo Ball Soup Hug, I decided that having a Hot Tea & Lemon hug would be a good follow-up. I personally prefer Peppermint tea. ^_^ What's your favorite tea or warm beverage for cold days?

Monday, November 17, 2014

Matzo Ball Soup Hug!

With the weather turning, lots of people are beginning to feel under the weather. Since you may not want to physically hug anyone feeling particularly yucky, feel free to send them a matzo ball soup hug! (Or if you're a REALLY good friend, give them matzo ball soup in real life! The ultimate hug for the throat).

Friday, November 14, 2014

Shazam Hug!

In the mood for a hug? Shazam! Here you go - a hug from the former Captain Marvel himself! As requested by Shlomo Zachary Snyder.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

World Kindness Day Hug!

Today is World Kindness Day. Let's celebrate the day today by being exceptionally kind; do random acts of kindness - whether it's holding a door for a stranger or giving an extra hug to someone in need! <3

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Tardis Hug!

Here's a hug for all you Dr. Who fans out there! So, who's interested in a Tardis hug?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Anna Frozen Hug!

Of course, upon the release of the Elsa hug, I immediately received a swarm of requests from parents for an Anna hug for their little Frozen fans! So here's an Anna hug (my personal favorite Frozen character). The first request for this was from Naomi Burgher for her daughter Katie.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Buzz Lightyear Hug!

Last week, Disney announced that Toy Story 4 is coming to theaters in June 2017. In celebration of this news, here's a Buzz Lightyear hug! It's also quite befitting, as our home is brimming with all-things Buzz Lightyear, as Buzz is currently my toddler's hero obsession. So three hugs for Buzz Lightyear!