Whenever I'm in Easton, I have to visit The Crayola Store at Two River's Landing, Lehigh Valley's most colorful retail outlet. Just walking through the doors puts a smile on my face!

I love to watch families marveling at the world's largest crayon then searching for that perfect souvenir to bring home after their factory tour. I usually seem to find something I'd like to buy too.

I collect lapel pins, which I display in my office, so I always check for any new ones I can add to my bulletin boards. I have about twelve from The Crayola Store already.

Another item in my Crayola collection is a bright orange coffee mug. You can't possibly have a bad morning with a mug like that.

My "it's easy being green" t-shirt from the store features "Tip", their mascot, in green along with a recycling symbol made from crayons. It's a big hit at my gym!

I would have to say my favorite item is probably my Crayola toothbrush. It has rainbow colored bristles, a crayon-like handle and a suction cup base. I guess some kids just never grow up.

My son Jimmy will be 22 this month, and I don't have any young nieces or nephews around so I don't have many occasions to buy arts & crafts supplies right now. I guess I'll just have to wait for grandchildren so I'll have someone to color with again.

Out of all the new and creative products Crayola makes, what is your favorite?

This post was written by Nancy Signorovitch and originally published on June 10, 2009. Photo credit: James Benetzky.