Once upon a hot summer's day in 2010, there was a craft fair in Westlock, Alberta. Deep in the back corner of the craft fair sat an artisan selling her handcrafted jewelry and mixed media art canvases. She was having a great time talking to customers when one in particular caught her attention: a little boy around five or six years old, whose face looked so sad. His eyes downcast and mouth about to quiver, he held his mom's hand while she went from table to table. The more tables she stopped by, the sadder he got: there was nothing for him at the market. That night when Miriam Handfield got home, she sat down and did a little soul searching. She was a mother of two young boys and she too could never find anything to bring home to them. She took out her sketch pad and started brainstorming. This is how the educational, solid wood toy brand, MDH Toys, was born.
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