Hello Kitty Around the World Badges are in! It seems that little girls are not the only ones who like Hello Kitty merchandise. Even moms are in on it, too. Like recently, several moms and I have started collecting and swapping Hello Kitty Around the World Badges.
Hello Kitty is Not a Cat
Today, the world was shattered by the news that Hello Kitty is not a cat but actually a little girl, as was revealed by the Japanese company, Sanrio, makers of Hello Kitty.
While this may not be life-threatening news, many people who grew up with the lovable character and who have all the while thought she was a cat, have been emotionally affected. And then of course, there is the debate about how it could be because Hello Kitty has whiskers.
But Sanrio says that Hello Kitty is an English girl named Kitty White who actually loves apple pies. And besides, they say that they have always depicted her as standing up and not on all fours. In the show, Hello Kitty has a pet cat named Charmmy Kitty. So indeed, she is a girl.
Hello Kitty Around the World Badges
Well, people can debate about it but we do not really care. What we care about now are the Hello Kitty Around the World Badges. Last December, I first got hold of three of them that were given for free when I bought some toys at Toy Kingdom. But last month, I got more because one package containing one badge was offered per P100 of toy purchase.
There are 48 designs in all. Each Hello Kitty Around the World badge is sealed and comes with a flier so that you will know the different designs available. And a few friends of mine (including myself) are racing to complete them. But we are devastated to learn that as of today, the Hello Kitty Around the World badges are now out of stock here at the Bacolod branch. buhuhu
Hello Kitty Collectors
Two of my friends are avid Hello Kitty collectors. My other friend and I are not. But suddenly, we all woke up and realized that we are collectors. haha And we are asking friends on Facebook to help us. Right now, I have 32. But I have four new ones coming this weekend. So that makes 36. I need 12 more to complete my set.
You can see my collection above. So if you happen to have Hello Kitty Around the World badges that you don’t want, please please send them to me. haha I really would like to complete my collection. Thank you very much in advance! Mwah!
Mind you, these are not for our kids but for us mommies. haha My husband has been shaking his head that now that we are Mamas, we just got crazy about Hello Kitty Around the World badges. Oh well! hahaha
Sigrid - Bacolod Blogger
Sigrid is a work at home mom and Bacolod blogger who tries to juggle taking care of the kids, homeschooling in Bacolod, covering events, designing, writing, and blogging. After finishing her degree in Mass Communications from the University of St. La Salle, she went on to become a news reporter/writer for a local daily and eventually pursued a career in advertising as a copywriter and graphics designer. After her stint in the corporate world, she became a freelance writer, contributing to national and international publications covering a variety of topics. She was a contributing food writer to COOK Magazine before she became a food and mommy blogger. She blogs at: