Springbok Puzzles

Jigsaw Puzzles to Combat the Winter Blues

puzzleOnce the holiday celebrations are over and the New Year festivities are done, winter can get a bit dull and gray. There’s not much to do outdoors when the mercury drops and cabin fever doesn’t take long to settle in. What’s there to do? Everyone, young and old, feels bored. We have an idea—jigsaw puzzles!

You can find an endless array of jigsaw puzzle themes online, with a wide variety of difficulty levels so that you can enjoy hours of family fun! We carry 3D puzzles that are sure to offer a challenge to even the most experienced puzzlers. Some have 500 pieces to help you while away a Saturday afternoon, while a 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle may have you working all week. There are holiday themes for those that aren’t quite ready to close that door, as well as fruit themes and scenes from nature that may get you excited about the impending spring and summer season when you’ll be ready for that summer vacation.

Jigsaw puzzles are perfect—they are affordable, simple, and readily available to enjoy. Generations of family members can enjoy time together, having lovely conversations and appreciating their completed works of art. Encapsulate this activity with a bit of puzzle glue and frame your masterpiece to enjoy for years to come.

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Enjoy a Lazy Saturday in the Sun with a Springbok Puzzle!

Springbok Puzzle

When we think of putting together puzzles, we often imagine a snowy evening spent by the fire with a cup of cocoa (extra marshmallows!) wearing flannel pajamas and snuggly slippers. And, to be fair, this is a perfect puzzle-putting-together scenario that I’ve happily enjoyed more than once! But there is no reason that the puzzles have to get tucked into the far depths of the closet when the first rays of spring sunshine smile upon us. In fact, putting puzzles together can be just as fun in the spring as the winter, and make a wonderful way to spend a Saturday relaxing alone or with family and friends.

I know I am not alone in often forgetting that weekends are designed to be a time to decompress. The work week is full of frantic, with everything from deadlines to oil changes to getting the kids to dance class and soccer practice on time and with all their necessary equipment. Add the fact that we have to eat and shower at some point every day, and that whole sleeping thing, and it feels like one long day from Monday morning until 5pm Friday. And what do most of us do on Saturday and Sunday? Pack them just as full as we did Monday through Friday until our brains can barely breathe. And that is precisely why you need a Springbok puzzle!

Chances are good that you’ll be prepping your porch or patio for spring soon, stowing away the shovels and pulling the lounge chairs from the corners of the garage. Why not make this task more fun by giving yourself a reward when it’s all done? Instead of rushing to the next item on your to-do list once the lawn chairs and patio table are cleaned, pour yourself a fresh glass of iced tea, turn the radio or iPod up to your favorite station or song, and get ready to relax away the day with a Springbok puzzle from Coppin’s superior selection! Reclaim your Saturday while keeping your brain alert and your eyes scanning the pile for the corners. Remember the time-honored puzzle tradition of finding all the outside pieces first. Give yourself a break from the endless loads of laundry and dishes, while giving your car a break, too! Put together a puzzle, and see how something so small can make such a big difference in your well-being. Welcome back…the weekend missed you. :)

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