As you know my blog is all about sharing the moments in life, and moments like these are the ones that mean the most! Meet Lupita! When I first saw her I immediately thought… finally, a tradition the Latino culture can relate to. You will notice her to have the similarities of Elf on the Shelf or Mensch on a Bench, after all every faith has similar values that we want to carry on in tradition for generations to come.
The amazing woman behind this project is Leslie Guzman from Cincinnati, Ohio who is the creator of Lupita, a friend to all children that tells the story of the Virgin of Guadalupe and Juan Diego! Leslie is a mother herself of 3 beautiful children and she felt the inspiration to create a tradition that her children and many other children can relate to. But Leslie’s purpose and drive goes further as the proceeds from Lupita Tradition are donated to the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy fund which is an incurable disease that Leslie’s oldest son Diego suffers from. Lupita’s encouragement to do good and treat others with kindness and respect is intended to bring awareness of the need for friendships for special needs children, and with that the Lupita Tradition was born!
Lupita’s purpose is very inspirational, she arrives on Dec.12, Our Lady of Guadalupe Day, and she encourages children to do good deeds and tell her about them for the following 25 days. On January 6, 3 Kings day, a special visit is made to the children who were good!
Lupita comes with a beautiful bilingual book, that tells the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Juan Diego through her eyes.
Lupita the doll, is a soft beautiful doll that has velcro praying hands, she is meant to be held and cuddled. Each doll also has a special little note from Lupita asking the children to do good and tell her about their good deeds each day! Lupita even has an app that your child can write the good deeds in and send them to her. She comes with a wonderful keepsake box with a magnetic closure to keep Lupita safe throughout the year. Each box also has a Lupita Tradition calendar for every child to follow along.
Lupita is bringing joy to children around the world and most importantly reminding them about the reason for the Christmas season! Lupita is sold in 3 editions Red, Silver and Gold, but each of them is truly a gift any child would treasure!
We are so excited to have our own Lupita, I truly believe no matter your child’s age, Lupita is something that means so much because of her purpose and her story about faith, values and friendship.
Lupita will make the perfect gift this Holiday season and a wonderful tradition for your family to celebrate for years to come!
I want to thank Leslie for being such an extraordinary person in creating Lupita and sharing her vision, all while creating awareness for children with special needs and raising funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
Watch Leslie’s video introduction below!
Thank you so much for your support!
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