Dec 102013


I participated in a campaign for Mom Central Consulting (#MC) on behalf of Konica Minolta. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.

As a stay-at-home Mom, it’s easy for me to get caught up in the day-to-day chores.  I feel like most days I’m juggling a million things, and some times I forget that Kayleigh, my little baby, is growing up before my very eyes.  I can hardly believe that she will be 7 months old next week!

I think this is a common occurrence for a lot of parents.  You are just trying to make it through each day without completely losing your mind, and you forget about the big picture.  You forget that your children are growing at a rate much faster than you could ever imagine.  You forget that all too soon, they will be heading off to college. 

As for the kids?  When they are little, they have so many hopes and dreams.  Their imaginations are running wild.  They feel as though they can do anything they want.  But then, all of a sudden, those dreams are replaced by trying to get good grades in school, and preparing for college.  They get caught up in the mundane chores of life too.

Konica Minolta, an industry leader in Business Technologies, especially Production Printing, wants to extend children’s imaginations and encourage big dreaming with the “Giving Shape to Ideas” initiative. As part of this initiative, the brand created a “Dream Printer,” where children in a picturesque New York state park could approach a unique printer and share with it what they most wanted to be when they grow up.

This video is so wonderful and heart-warming.  Seeing the smiles on the children’s’ faces as their dreams came true, brought tears to my eyes.  It made me take a moment to step back from everything I have going on, and think about my sweet Kayleigh.  I wonder what she will dream of when she is older.  It inspired me to spend more quality time with her each day, to teach her new things, and to allow her to be creative and use her imagination.

Watch the video below, and share it with all of your friends.  Let’s all encourage our children to dream big!

  One Response to “Konica Minolta Brings Children’s Dreams to Life with Dream Printer”

  1. As the guy drawing the kids inside the “box” here, I have say this video job beat them all. Sometimes in my work as a caricaturist, I’m asked to do an event that’s a little unusual, but nothing like this. It was fun nevertheless and nice, family-friendly way for KM to promote its brand.

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