Sorry to break it to you, folks, but now that Halloween is over, it’s officially Christmas Season (Argh!). No worries. We have everything you need to make the shopping holiday season as painless as possible. Need family photos and holiday cards? Check. Great deals on holiday gifts, including kids clothes, toys and books? Check. Fun and funky opportunities to burn off those holiday pounds? Check. A place to drop off the kiddos when you need to get serious about running errands? Check. You’re welcome.

Pssst… before the holiday feeding frenzy begins, check out a really cool Dia de los Muertos Open House and Party on Saturday (tomorrow) from 1 -3 pm.

Shortcuts: Photography & Holiday Cards, Food, School & Classes, Health & Fitness, Home & Finance, Shopping & Sales, Playtime & Drop-Off Childcare.

Truly Fine Art Prints Framed – on sale, Nov 1-Dec. 15
marygracelongYour image, your choice of 3 sizes in warm tone black and white or rich color, beautifully printed on German photo rag paper. Framed and delivered to your door. This is your chance to purchase this print quality at this low a price. A work of art. A gift to last a lifetime.
Mary Grace Long Photography
Never offered at this price. You love it or your money back.

Hurry for Family Photography before the leaves are gone!
Anita NowackaAnita Nowacka will photograph your family in the stunning Seattle Arboretum while the colorful autumn is still here. Take advantage of the fall special price of $385 for a Family Photo Session (regularly $450- discount ends Dec. 1).
Price includes: 90 minute natural light photography session,
Disc of 50 high resolution images, 1 custom print 8 x 10
See you and the kids in the Arboretum!
Anita Nowacka Photography

Janet Klinger Photography offers RT readers an amazing package!
janetklingerJanet Klinger Photography invites you to come experience a custom designed, two hour photography session including two popular art products when purchased prior to 2010. Share 10 Art Cards with family and friends for an enchanting glimpse of your extraordinary life. Indulge yourself in a collection including 16 heirloom photographs bound in a custom designed 5×5 Uno Album. For new clients, the cost is only $899. For details, please visit our Blog.
Voted Best Photographer 2008

Alyssa Rose Photography Holiday Mini Sessions
alyssaroseAlyssa Rose Photography is now booking Holiday Mini Sessions for the weekend of November 14th-15th. Mini session fee is $195 plus tax and includes a 30 minute session at the Greenlake studio, 25 Holiday Cards OR a digital file to make your own PLUS a $150 print credit. $50 Deposit to hold your session date, email or call 1.866.417.0072 to book your session now!
Alyssa Rose Photography

Hottest New Must Have For Families!
227Shutterbox Photos has taken its passion for documenting
families to the next level! Video meets photographs and makes
The Modern Reel! Imagine a keepsake for not only your family
but for generations to come! Remember how they laughed,
danced, and played! Check out the Modern Reel! Schedule your
Modern Reel session by October 31st and get an 11×14 free!
Visit Shutterbox Photos!

Santa Baby!
sandracoanJust in time for the Holidays, Sandra Coan Photography is offering by appointment Santa Photos! This one day only event will take place on Friday November 27th from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Sandra’s Greenwood studio. Packages start at $20.00. A % of the proceeds will be donated to the Ballard based foundation, Soulumination.
Sandra Coan Photography
Spaces are limited and filling up fast, so call and make your appointment today!

The Perfect Holiday Card – here’s a simple way to check this off your list
paperlocketprofileMaking a list and checking it twice? Trying to figure out just how you’ll send the perfect holiday card this year without exhausting your mind or budget? Paper Locket’s cards are highly personalized, ultra stylish and luckily simple to order! Their hand-touch design process ensures that all your photos (1 to 6 of them) are sized, edited and artistically arranged in any one of their customizable 2-sided card designs. And finally your holiday greeting will say exactly what you want it to say. Click on a favorite design, pick the online proof you love, and in only a few days you’ll have impressive cards arrive at your doorstep filled with your very own holiday cheer. Order by November 11th and enjoy 20% off! Or use coupon red10 and receive $10 off your order any other time.
Paper Locket

Holiday Snap Shoots with henninger photography
HenningerThe holiday’s are around the corner! Jump into action and beat the rush of the season with a Fall family photo session. Just grab the kids for a one-of-a-kind experience that fits your schedule, in a natural location. Let the family be who they are. Run, climb, throw leaves, but most of all have fun. And the photos are yours for keeps. No kidding. “Snap shoots” are 25-minutes at an outdoor park and you will receive 25 images for unlimited usage in about 2 weeks. All for $125. (Private 1 hour shoots are also available). Call or email to book your Snap photo session with Melissa!
Henninger photography

Cooking Class – Holiday Morsels!
canape_chefjayNovember 19, 2009 at 7pm in West Seattle. Holiday Morsels Chef Jay DeLong demonstrates a variety of tasty morsels that are great for holiday entertaining… or year round! Space is limited, register now. Save $5 with discount code: REDTRI
Thursday, November 19th @ 7pm
Code for $5 OFF: REDTRI

Music for Everyone, Now enrolling for the Winter session!
music1Drop a line to enroll in Music for Everyone’s winter music series for parent/caregiver. Taught by early childhood music educator Jana Vitols, these classes engage 2-5 year olds in musical exploration. Jana’s decade of teaching experience is evident as she inspires a love of rhythm and melody. Kids (and caregivers!) move to the sounds of live accompaniment: they stomp like elephants, shake like a rain cloud, leap like a frog, and sway like the wind. Jana uses Eurhythmics which aligns movement and music, to teach music fundamentals in a super-fun way.

Music For Everyone

Register Now for Winter Language Classes!
pgtotsLa la la language learning through music is guaranteed to entertain your children as they grasp new words in French, Spanish, Mandarin and Japanese at Polly-Glot Tots. Now you can practice new vocabulary by downloading music for free on our website. We offer caregiver/child and drop off classes in Seattle and the Eastside (drop off classes coming soon). Winter quarter starts November 30th. Mention Re-Tri at registration and get 10% discount. More information, registration and details on our free story times on the website,
Polly-Glot Tots
206 861 9698

Zoom is having an Open House
F0004Zoom Language Center specializes on Spanish language classes for children ages 1 to 10. Zoom is very excited to announce their annual Dia de los Muertos Celebration.
Zoom Language Center
1116 NW 54 street
Ballard-Fremont area

Spruce Street School hosts an Open House on Sat, Nov 14, 10:00 am
sprucestreet100Spruce Street School is hosting an Open House on Saturday, November 14 at 10:00 am. Located in Downtown Seattle, Spruce Street School offers kindergarten through fifth grade students highly personalized instruction, supporting their social-emotional development as well as academic excellence. We encourage students to anchor their learning in real-world applications, preparing them to be enthusiastic lifelong learners and able contributors to society. Come meet the teachers and staff, and learn about our program. Children are welcome.
Spruce Street School Open House
November 14, 10:00 am

Holiday Gifts with Personal Flair at Paint the Town
painttowHandprints/footprints on plates, frames, mugs…; A wide variety of ornaments; Charming Holiday Figurines; You/your child’s artwork on any of our hundreds of functional household items – vases, cookie jars, platters, butter dishes…; Several pieces of Judaiica, including menorahs and kiddush cups. There’s something for EVERYONE on your list at Paint the Town, made with love by YOU!
Get your holiday painting done early – 15% off for all Red Tricycle Members during the month of November!
Paint The Town Ceramics Studio
University Village

We now have preschool at PlayMatters
playmattersSmall Class Size: Space is limited to 8 Children. Ages 3-5 years old 3 Hour Afternoon Program 12:30pm- 3:30 pm Holistic LearningPrint rich environment with literacy program, themed units music program, healthy snacks and highly qualified teacher M-F $550 per month MWF $350 per month. A Great Experience! Join us for an enriching preschool program designed to spark imagination and creativity while fine tuning cognitive, fine/gross motor and social development. Preschool is geared for children three to five years old. For more information please visit PlayMatters Preschool or visit our location 7720 Greenwood Ave Seattle 98103
Greenwood Ave

Get Creative with Crafts at Whirlwinds Drop-In Playcare!
whirlwindsBrighten up your rainy days at Whirlwinds breeze-in, drop-off playcare! Now offering weekly creative crafts to keep your kids having a blast with masks, jeweled crowns, paints, stickers and more! Thinking about where to host your next birthday party? Our huge indoor play space with high ceilings, colorful décor and countless toys make Whirlwinds the perfect place to bring all of your closest pals! Introducing a new south Lake Union location in early December, just in time for holiday shopping! Check out our new Web site for more about us!
206-729-WIND (9463)

Great Play is offering Drop-N-Shop on Black Friday (11/27)
greatplayGreat Play of Redmond is offering a Special Drop-N-Shop Session on Friday, November 27th from 1:30pm to 5:30pm. We’ll entertain the kids all afternoon while you take advantage of the great holiday deals, run errands, see a movie, take a hot yoga class, or whatever your heart desires. Drop-N-Shop is open to children ages 3 to 6 and will cost $12 per hour (20% discount for siblings). We are now accepting reservations (drop-ins will be accepted on a space available basis). Great Play is a unique new gym for kids and the perfect place for active children.
Call for a FREE trial class!

Spread thanks this holiday season with NW Pediatric Dentistry
236-1Every family deserves an amazing holiday season. NW Pediatric Dentistry would like to invite our families (and all who are interested) to participate in NWPD’s First Annual Food Drive. NWPD has partnered with Hopelink to extend a helping hand to community members in need. Drop off non-perishable food items to our Bellevue office during November and December, and we will make sure donations are delivered to Hopelink. Together, we can spread joy and thanksgiving to families throughout our community.
NW Pediatric Dentistry
Bellevue, WA 98033

New Indoor Intensives at Power Lab Seattle
swlbcCheck out the Power Lab Seattle website in mid November for all the details on our new, indoor Extreme Scultping Fusion Intensives. These 4 week long sessions build shapely muscle quickly while burning off fat FAST! Coming in early January, just in time to help you meet your 2010 fitness goals. All equipment is provided at our Wallingford studio. Mention Red Tricycle for free one-on-one nutrition coaching when you sign-up, a $100 savings.
Power Lab Seattle
New 9:45 a.m. class time.Great for Moms!

New Run Club For Moms
mcaravanNew Run Club with (or without) your jogging stroller in a class that is geared for new moms with babies or toddlers in tow. This is for moms who have a little mileage under their belts. We’ll start at 2-3 miles, and of course we’ll stop to attend to a thrown toy or thirsty mom. We’ll keep each other company and get to 4 miles. When: Classes start the week of Nov. 9th Daytime and night classes available Where; Green Lake and Bellevue How much: 6 week session/$65 or call 206-291-7513 for more information. $10 off for RT readers
Mommy Caravan

Mockingbird Books Offers Chance to Win $25 in November
mockingbird-logoA mom’s dream. A child’s delight. $25 of books could be yours
when you purchase a book in November and win the monthly drawing.
Mockingbird Books in Greenlake

The Original Children’s Shop Holiday Specials
207Holiday Dresses are in from designers Florence Eiseman, Frances Johnston, Susanne Lively, and Sarah Louise. New this month is a clothing section dedicated to women’s apparel from Petit Bateau and Lilly Pulitzer (Pssst…these are lines you cannot find anywhere else in Seattle).
Stop by and shop to support local schools. 10% of the day’s sales will go to the school. Come show your school spirit!
Nov 7th- – Epiphany, Nov 14th- – St. Josephs, Nov 21st – McGilvra
Good Dog Carl author Alexandra Day will be signing books and Carl will be doing tricks, Saturday, Nov. 21st from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Their new book, Carl’s Snowy Afternoon, will be available. Looking forward to seeing you!

The Original Children’s Shop

Merry Go Round November Events
216Merry Go Round children’s store is the one stop location for top-of-the line children’s goods, clothes, furniture, accessories and toys. The month of November is filled with great savings. So shop local and get a jump on your Holiday Shopping!
Nov. 1-9th sale on Dutailier and Best gliders and chairs
Nov. 14-15th Car seat sale, pick any and save
Nov.20-22nd Sale on Pali & kidkraft furniture
Nov. 27-30th Shop for the holidays and save 10% on anything in the store!
Catch us on twitter!!
Merry Go Round Kids

Celebrate National Recycling Day with Childish Things!
childishthingsCelebrate National Recycling Day this month with Childish Things by doing one better and re-using, the ultimate green activity. At Childish Things being green is what its all about. They make it easy for you to participate, buying all seasons Mon-Sat with no appointment needed. You’ll find environmentally friendly new products, like Haltey raincoats sans the PVC, and BPA Klean Kanteens among others. Bring your own shopping bag, but if you forget you will be offered a recycled and bio-degradable shopping bag, and by paying cash or credit on the spot they save mountains of paper (formerly known as trees). You’ll find it easy to re-use with one of the best selections of carefully chosen gently-used merchandise.
Childish Things
See What the Buzz is About
Crown Hill – Seattle

$25 Gift Card With Stroller Purchase at Once Upon A Time on Queen Anne
onceWe have Bob, Uppababy and Phil and Ted Strollers. Get a $25 gift card with a stroller purchase to help with that holiday shopping. Follow us on facebook to find specials, new products and events.

Once Upon a Time on Queen Anne

Sole Food Boots Were Made for Walking Save 15% Now!
210Sole Food Boots Were Made for Walking Save 15% Now! The rainy season’s upon us and our boots are going fast! From rain boots to waterproof Gore-tex boots, we’ve got the whole family covered.
There are great styles from Hunter, Camper, Merrell, Keen, Primigi, and more. Looking to protect and preserve the boots you already have? We’re freshly stocked with our favorite products like Kiwia’s All Protector Rain and Stain and Mink Oil Leather Conditioned.

Sole Food, University Village
(206) 526-7184

0026BUMP Maternity/Pop Tots-Seattle is seeking pristine and fashionable maternity and kids clothing for consignment. 50/50 split. Must be recent and washed in unscented detergent. Talk to Debi Boyette at (206)522-BUMP to make an appointment. Bump/Pop Tots and Bump Bellevue is also proud to be selling Phil and Teds products. Try our free “loaner” buggy program to give the ingenious design a whirl.
Bump Maternity Seattle  -Ravenna


We’re Getting Ready for Holiday Shopping at Nico & Zoe Toys!
293Our popular $10 & $20 gift giving sections are stocked up and ready to go. And, we’ve added some great new toys too – arts & craft kits, sewing kits, sock animals, classic games, and push & pull toys. Visit see this selection for yourself. Spend $100, and shipping is on us! Be sure to mention RedTriHoliday09 to take 10% off your holiday order.
Nico and Zoe Toys
Founded in West Seattle.
Ship out of Pasco, WA.

Kid’s Club’s Holiday Favorites! Save 20% through Nov 21st!
kidsclubhlPlaymobil Advent Calendar $22.99 Ages 4 and up. Enjoy the 24-day countdown to Christmas Eve. Qwirkle $26.99 Ages 6and up. Simple matching of colors and shapes that requires kids to think strategically. Astronaut Costume $49.99 Sizes 2-8. Dress up all year long! This cool suit even has an official NASA logo! Eco Dollhouse $199.99 Ages 3 and up. This ‘green’ house is equipped with solarpanels, a wind turbine and more! Save 20% on your next toy and/or clothing purchase when you mention this Hot List Deal! Offer valid through November 21st, so hurry in!
*Restrictions may apply. As always, enjoy complimentary gift-wrap and starting Nov 27th extended holiday hours 9am to 9pm!
Kid’s Club, University Village
(206) 524-2553

Great Holiday Gifts for those TinyTrekkers!

tinytrekkerTons of great Holiday gift ideas for those TinyTrekkers in your life. Looking for child snowshoes or a great down jacket? We have plenty of both! How about a great backpack for that aspiring Scout? We have some great options by Osprey! Maybe you just need some fun toys and games for your next outing. We have plenty of options there too like PowerPoppers, Mega Ice Cream Ball or even Jarts! Check them all out today and get 15% OFF your entire order!

Big Gear for Tiny Trekkers!

Calling All Scientists- Big and Small!

CF KidsDid you ever wonder what a brain cell looks like, or what shape the common cold is? CF Kids is your place to go for GIANT MICROBES!! These stuffed animals look like microbes, only a million times bigger! From the flu virus to a bed bug to a bookworm, each microbe comes with information on what it is and does… mention this ad and save 15% on Giant Microbes… great for blossoming teachers, doctors, scientists, or just for curious little ones!
CF Kids at Crossroads Bellevue


Hook a happy loan before mortgage rates swim upstream!
salmonbayAt Salmon Bay Community Lending can help you take advantage of the first time home-buyer tax credit, or refinance you into a loan that better suits your needs. We don’t think you should have to hold your breath to fit into your home financing. That’s why we work the other way around. We meet you where you are and match you with a loan that fits your circumstances today, as well as your plans for tomorrow. Salmon Bay Community Lending has built a strong reputation for providing creative solutions and exceptional, personalized care. Whether it’s your first home, or your third refinance, we’ll give you what you need to keep your goals in sight and your feet on solid ground.

Salmon Bay Community Lending


To explore your options, call us today at 206.789.8629

On-site childcare provided.