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WATCH: Hobby Lobby Lights Up Mom Hearts With Viral Christmas Ad

On any given day, walking into a Hobby Lobby can be inspirational, what with all the wall decor with positive messaging for sale up in there. And after all, Hobby Lobby is basically the Chick-fil-a of decor stores, so they generally keep it pretty light and bright, especially around Christmas season. But recently the store went way above and beyond serving up picture frames, wreaths, and craft supplies with an absolutely beautiful Christmas ad.

Has Hobby Lobby entered the world of emotionally persuasive holiday short-form cinema? It would certainly seem so! And their Christmas ad effort is 100% geared toward what is undoubtedly their most loyal customer: busy (exhausted, out-of-time) moms.

And wow, did they hit the mark!

The ad opens with what is surely a familiar scene to many of us: a mom in scrubs getting ready for work early in the morning, while her teenage son still snoozes on the couch. She stacks dishes in the sink, throws some laundry in a basket in the living room next to a very non-festive, undecorated Christmas tree, and realizes she needs to head out the door. She pauses before she does, though, to plant a kiss on the sleeping teen’s forehead. Then she’s gone.

In the next scene, we see her son has roused himself and watch as he pours a bowl of cereal. As he settles himself back on the couch to eat his breakfast, he looks around. You can see realization spread across his face as he looks at the living room: “Mom was here. But she hasn’t had time to do anything to get ready for Christmas.” (Credit to the young actor, you can actually see the wheels turning in his head, I swear!)

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The light bulb that went off in his mind propels this young boy, and we see him spring into action. Soon we see him on his bike, headed to the pawn shop, where {frantically gulps back tears} he sells his video game controllers and pockets some cash.

Cut to mom working in a busy hospital hallway, writing charts, unaware of what her son is doing.

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapsonhttp://www.foreverymom.com
Jenny Rapson is a wife and mom of three from Ohio and the editor of For Every Mom. You can also find her alternately griping and gushing about her kids at her own blog, Mommin' It Up. You can email her at jrapson@outreach.com, or follow her on Twitter.

San Francisco 49ers Brock Purdy Takes His Faith in Christ to the Super Bowl

Brock Purdy, only in his second year in the NFL, was selected dead last in the 2022 NFL draft, earning him the nickname "Mr. Irrelevant." Now, he's the youngest quarterback in 49ers history to lead his team to the Super Bowl.

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Allison and Eric Blosfield were excited to welcome their third child to the family when they got some scary news early in the pregnancy. Doctors told Allison that their baby, a boy, had a 77% positive test for having Down syndrome.

Our Daughters are Listening: Dad Has a Message for Men Criticizing Taylor Swift Ahead of Super Bowl LVIII

"Those of you people out there, especially grown men, expressing all this nasty, ridiculous hate for Taylor Swift just for existing and supporting her boyfriend in the NFL, keep in mind, Taylor Swift’s not gonna see or hear any of that," he said in the video. "But you know who will? Your daughters.”