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Updated on December 5, 2013

Where to Buy Canadian Red Olympic Mittens

The hottest winter item in Canada is sure to be the new Striped Red Olympic Mittens released for 2013 with a cute red maple leaf in the center and are available for purchase through the Hudson's Bay Company, and on eBay. It's described as a chunky striped red and white knit lined with fleece.

When I checked out the Hudson's Bay Company store in downtown Vancouver, there were striped hats but no mittens to be found. So your best bet is to check out the HBC website or look for a pair online.

It's hard to believe this iconic mitten could get any cuter. After all, they made the cut as one of Oprah's favorite things when she featured them on her show when they were first introduced. That's back in 2010 when Vancouver hosted the Winter Olympics and the cute mitts were worn by the Olympic torchbearers including hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.

In 2012, the year was stitched onto the maple leaf and there are still a few pairs available on eBay and

On the 2011 version, instead of the white felt maple leaf on the palms, each maple leaf wraps over one side so you have to put both hands together to make a complete maple leaf. They're available for purchase on eBay.

My favorite is still the original version. Just before the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, my Mom got me one of the hottest selling fashion items in Canada -- Prada? Manolo Blahniks? Chanel? A pair of red mittens. Not just any mittens, but Red Olympic Mittens similar to the ones worn by the Canadian Olympic Torchbearers.

Originally priced at just $10 from the Hudson's Bay Company, these colorful, fun Canadian Red Olympic Mittens are no longer available through HBC. The original design which featured a white felt maple leaf on the palm of each hand is no longer sold in stores. Beware of imitations being sold on the internet which sometimes don't have the year stitched in or the Oympic rings. However, you can still find pairs being sold online under eBay listings with the description "rare" or "original". See below for listings.

Funds go towards helping support Canadian Olympic athletes. What did you think of Team Canada's 2012 Olympic Uniform at the opening ceremonies in London? Love the bold Canada stripe or hate it? If you like it and want a sweatshirt, hoodie, t-shirt or tank, check out as the official merchandise is being sold by the Hudson's Bay Company.

Source: Canadian Maple Leaf Mittens 2012-2013

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If you're collecting the entire series of Canadian Red Olympic mittens, look to Amazon or eBay to secure the last pairs left of striped 2013 mittens. Plus you still have a chance to enjoy them this year before winter's over.

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While you can purchase these striped Canada Maple Leaf Mittens on eBay, they are also directly in store at The Bay in Canada or online at

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Here are a few Canadian Olympic Mittens for sale on Click on any of the links below to see the full selection available online.

Where to Buy Original Olympic Mittens? eBay's a Great Source - And Other Original Olympic Collectibles

eBay is the Best Place to Buy the Original 2011 & 2011 Olympic Red Mittens

There are three sizes available:

1. Youth / Child's

There are no baby or infant sizes available.

2. Small-Medium / Women's

Some listings indicate youth o/s (one size) and are being touted as ladies/women's xs or extra small.That is a bit of stretch for a description. The youth size mittens would only fit a lady with very narrow, petite fingers and not meant to be sold as a women's extra small glove. These red olympic mittens are fleece lined so they do not easily stretch as a knit stretch glove. Most women would require the s/m size.

3. Large / Men's

These mittens should fit most men. A friend of mine tends to prefer his gloves to be XL and this L/XL size fits him as well.

Frequently Asked Questions About Red Olympic Mittens

Red Olympic Mittens Buying Tips

New to EBay? Helpful Hints

Shipping Prices

A word of caution to first time eBay buyers. Check then double check the shipping prices. Some prices seem low but the shipping and handling prices are $19.99. So just be sure you add both the item and shipping costs to know what you're really paying. If you're buying more than one pair of mittens, check before you place your bid to see if there's a shipping discount when you buy multiple pairs. E.G. $5 shipping for first pair, $3 for the second pair. There may be additional costs to ship worldwide.

Automatic Bidding

If you're new to eBay, there are all sorts of strategies to bidding on eBay where you can have eBay help you win an item with Automatic Bidding where if someone outbids you, eBay will automatically add a certain dollar amount up to a limit to help you win an item. If that sounds too complicated and you're like me and can't be bothered with the hassle of bidding on items, look for Buy It Now items.

How to Buy It Now

1)Just click on any of the items below to link through to eBay.

2) Click on Advanced Search located towards the upper right hand top of the page

3) Enter "red olympic mittens size" for keywords (e.g. "red olympic mitten youth")

4) Under buying formats click on "Buy It Now"

Results for Buy It Now Red Olympic Mittens sorted by the size you want will show up. Click on each item to see shipping costs.

Buy With Confidence

Last word of advice. Check the number of seller transactions, ratings and comments to make sure you're dealing with a reputable seller. Overall, I have found eBay to be reliable because of this community rating system and there are systems in place should you need to dispute charges if you are dissatisfied with the transaction in any way.

Where to Buy Red Olympic Mittens in Canada or the U.S.?

Hudson's Bay Company and Zeller's

If you do not live near a Hudson's Bay Company or Zeller's in Canada, you can purchase Red Olympic Mittens online from The Hudson's Bay Website along with plenty of other collectibles.

Where to Buy Red Olympic Mittens If They're Sold-Out At the Bay?


If you can't find Red Olympics Mittens at the Bay online or in store you'll have to turn to the other Bay -- eBay where they will have both the original and new design available from various independent vendors.

Does VANOC Plan on Manufacturing Any More Original Olympic Red Mittens?

No More of the Original Red Mitten Design With 2010 Will Be Made

VANOC - the Vancouver Organizing committee met sale objectives for these red Olympic mittens and it is unlikely they will take the risk to manufacture more of these dated souvenir items.

According to the Province newspaper, the Bay's online marketing representative indicated there are no plans to replenish stock.

3 million Red 2010 Olympic Mittens were manufactured and sales of 3.3 million have been reported.

I remember the frenzy around Obama inauguration souvenirs -- with t-shirts, bags, posters, books being sold everywhere on the Mall, but even though Obama is still President, the next day, it was a fire sale on anything related to Obama's inauguration.

Where are the Red Olympic Mittens Manufactured?


Not only are the Red Olympic Mittens souvenirs manufactured in China but some of the First Nations Olympic souvenirs as well. Click here for the story on 'Authentic First Nations' 2010 Olympic souvenirs made in China.

Over 3.3 Million Red Olympic Mittens Were Sold in 2010

That's 1 in every 10 Canadians wearing a pair of these red mittens to support Canada's athletes. Try the official Olympic Hudson's Bay website where they're once again partnering together with the Canadian Olympic team to help raise funds to support Canadian athletes by selling

Red Mitten Flash Mob

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More Information

Hudson's Bay Company Issues New Red and White Candy-Striped Canadian Olympic Mittens

The Huffington Post

Sometimes less is more. ""Scarcity can create a perception of coolness". Read more here about the Red Canadian Mittens from the Globe and Mail in an article about how HBC tries to build on Olympic momentum.

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Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! I'm so excited to receive the honor of Lens of The Day. I've been writing for Squidoo since 2008. I love the flexibility and freedom Squidoo offers to be your own boss to write about whatever you want, wherever and whenever you want. I recently fulfilled my dream to write full-time.

In the past two years, we've had the chance to live "La Dolce Vita" in Italy with my husband who's a Professor of Architecture who's taught overseas in Rome, Barcelona & Istanbul. It gave me the chance to fulfill my dream of being a writer in Europe by Squidooing while overseas. The perfect day for me here was enjoying a cup of cappuccino, indulging in pastry, shopping at the local food market & writing until I felt like napping.

As a former radio disc jockey, I've always loved music so it's a pleasure to get to indulge my passion for music and movies by writing for Squidoo about movie soundtracks. Click here to see my writing portfolio / lensography of movie soundtracks writing about TopMovieSoundtracks and TopMovieDVDs.

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Update February 24, 2011. I just had one of those Oprah "Aha" moments. How wonderfully serendiptious to win "Lens of the Day" about a lens that helps to support fulfilling the lifelong dreams of Canada's premiere athletes. In doing so, it is also helping to support my own personal dreams.

Getting to fulfill my passion for writing is wonderfully satisfying as it is also allows my husband and I the opportunity to live part of the year in Vancouver to spend extended time with friends and family. We also get to spend part of the year living overseas. In Washington, DC, our home base, coffee breaks are replaced by nap time and frequent snuggle breaks with our two fourteen year old cats.

If you're a Squidoo lensmaster who's from Vancouver or Canada or you're just someone who appreciates Canada, show your love and support for Canadian athletes here. Feel free to e-mail me a photo or video of you wearing your red Olympic mittens so I can load onto this web page.

Red Olympic Mittens - Support Canada's Olympic Dreams

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      limited279 5 years ago

      I still have mine but they are getting kinda fuzzy! Very nice work...cheers!

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      Jen 6 years ago from Canada

      I'm still wearing the 2011 mittens but I like the new 2012 design.

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      Laraine Sims 6 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      WOW! I love this lens! I enjoyed the Olympics and yes, I did buy some red mittens. 4 pair in fact. Congratulations on LOTD ,, well deserved!

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      quicpost 6 years ago

      Cool...wonderful mittens to keep us warm and is beautiful to wear!

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      Steve-SEO-UK 6 years ago

      Never heard of olympic red mittens! The great thing about Squidoo is I'm learning something new every week. Congrats on Lens of the Day.

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      congratulations on the LOTD for this wonderful lens! keep them coming! cheers

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      congratulations on the LOTD for this wonderful lens! keep them coming! cheers

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      norma-holt 6 years ago

      Very nice lens and congrats on LOTD. Now featured on Squidoo LOTD Lenses.

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      Eklectik1 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD!! Love those mittens!!

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      rezavgen 6 years ago

      Awesome I Love Mittens stuff

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      Teguh-Vedder 6 years ago

      congrats my friend, hope soon i can do that

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      ndb83127 6 years ago

      These mittens are quite clever and trendy!

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      Julia M S Pearce 6 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      Love the red olympic mittens!Congrats on the LOTD too!

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      gordon-bruce-art 6 years ago

      Congratulations on the lotd !!!!! You're lucky to live in Italy. Rome is one of the nicest places i've been to.

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      greencurator 6 years ago

      red olympic mittens are very useful and fashionable. Anybody who bought these mittens have took part with the history in the making.

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      lilymom24 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD!

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      tw006e6375 6 years ago

      Where Canadians live its well worth having a pair of mittens, I also think it's a brilliant idea to have a design pattern that has a half on each side so when you put them on you know whether you have a pair.Tom

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      Chocolatealchemy 6 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      Wow, a wonderfully creative, passionate and informative Lens - you deserve LOTD!

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      Vicki Green 6 years ago from Wandering the Pacific Northwest USA

      Great lens - congratulations on LOTD!

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      angelsmummy 6 years ago

      Awesome Lens! Congratulations on LOTD!!

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      kguru1979 lm 6 years ago

      awesome lens ... though the topic is new for me, the presentation is very nice...!

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      Mellony 6 years ago

      A lot of hard work but it's worth, congrats !

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      KateW39 6 years ago

      congrats on LOTD. I can see you put in a lot of work on this lens.

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      MaximillianHeadroom 6 years ago

      I love your post about the red mittens. It makes me feel very nostalgic thinking about those heady days of the 2010 Olympics.

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      Ruthi 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD and a Purple Star!

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      gypsyman27 lm 6 years ago

      Congrats on LotD, you have an interesting subject, very good. See you around the galaxy...

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      darciefrench lm 6 years ago

      Fabulous!! Love everything about this lens, and your Squidoo story too. I remember hearing about people lined up for a block to get into the Bay to buy these mittens in Vancouver during the Olympics. What a wonderful life you lead- many blessings to you.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great lens

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      great lens!

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      Congrats on the LOTD!!!!

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      kimmanleyort 6 years ago

      This is so great that these mittens have become so popular and help Canadian athletes. I have my pair and I love them! Congrats on LOTD.

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      AdriennePetersen 6 years ago

      Great lens, congrats on LOTD!

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      eclimb88 6 years ago

      Never heard of em... And now I must have them!! Great job on the lens. They'd make some nice pod hockey mits eh?

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      BunnyFabulous 6 years ago from Central Florida

      Congrats on LOTD! Nicely written lens, and the mittens are really cute too.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congratulations on receiving LOTD for Olympics Red Mittens! I, too, hope to visit Canada in the future. I have a very dear friend there and would like to visit him someday. I went into the very edge of Canada when I was a teenager (a very long time ago) and I still have very fond memories of that trip.gag

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      Cath1125 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LotD, Canada is on my Bucket List of somewhere I really want to see.

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      ludyshubs 6 years ago

      Congratulations. I like the way you write. Keep doing it!

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      MikeDeHaan 6 years ago

      Congrats for Lens of the Day, from a pleased Canadian.

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      Gail47 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! It was fun to read through this lens and see the support Canada is giving their athletes! Plus, the mittens look like they are fun to wear.

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      hlehnerer 6 years ago

      Congratulations on your Lens of the Day!

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      JennySui 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congratulations on your Lens of the Day!

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      libysquid lm 6 years ago

      congrats on lens of the day this lens is awesome....packed wit juicy info..:)

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      Renaissance Woman 6 years ago from Colorado

      Congrats on LOTD! Fun lens. There's just something about mittens that make you smile. Hope you fulfill your dream of full-time writing.

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      zhenzhen1203 6 years ago

      Lots of information, thanks for sharing and congrat on LOTD.

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      Patricia 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD!

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      lightingever 6 years ago

      good glove , it's really pretty .

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      christene96 6 years ago

      a very nice one :)

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      ChrisDeals 6 years ago

      My daughter loves her red mittens, holes and all. This is her second winter with them. I love them lens :)

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      katiecolette 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOD! Excellent lens :)

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      I-sparkle 6 years ago

      Fantastic lens. Congrats on your LotD,

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      congratulations on lotd :)

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      Kate Loving Shenk 6 years ago from Lancaster PA

      Congratulations on a job well done and LOTD!

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      scar4 6 years ago

      Red, my lucky color, love red olympics mitten, I believe they will bring me lots of good luck!

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      Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      Congratulations on LOTD!

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      Michey LM 6 years ago

      Congratulation for the LOTD, it is well deserved



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      ohcaroline 6 years ago

      Red mittens...what a statement for Canada and Canadians and those who love Canada! Good job.

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      Asinka Fields 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Super Lens and congrats on earning LOTD!

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      justholidays 6 years ago

      These red Olympic mittens featuring the famous Canadian maple leaf are cute!

      Congrats on your LOTD!

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love the way you organized this lens. It is very well written and fun to read.

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      tobejim 6 years ago

      Great lens - my brother-in-law sent over a pair from Vancouver for my 3 year old during the Winter games! Great gloves - she loves them!

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      Judy Goldsberry 6 years ago

      Wow, this is the first time that I am hearing about the mittens, very interesting. congratulations on your second LOTD

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      BlogsWriter 6 years ago

      A well deserved "Purple star" and LOTD. Congrats.

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      Faye Rutledge 6 years ago from Concord VA

      Great lens! Congratulations on LotD!!

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      Digital Book Today 6 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      Congrat's on LOD. Very "cool" story.

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      Jen 6 years ago from Canada

      I have a pair of these mittens. I got them at zellers. Congrat on LOTD.

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      Missmerfaery444 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Superb lens, the mittens are great, and loved to read your story at the end too. Enjoy Italy - I hope to visit in the next couple of years too!

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      Delia 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! what a great the mittens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Wow! I loved this last year and I love it again as I return to say congratulations on receiving LOTD on this excellent work!

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      Pete Schultz 6 years ago

      Ironic isn't it, that fund raising mittens for Canada are made in China. Congratulations on LOTD for the second time. I'm also a former Disc Jockey, so I will have to check out your music lenses. And how fun, to spend the spring in Italy!

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      happynutritionist 6 years ago

      I remember when you received LOTD for your Spain lens, and now another and it's easy to see why. So much wonderful information about a simple but very special pair of mittens! Congrats:)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD, well deserved, and lucky you being in Italy right now :)

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      Excellent topic. I remember thinking that I should have bought up a bunch and posted them on ebay during the Olympic rush for them. Wonderful LOTD :)

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      dryder 6 years ago

      Excellent lens!! Congrats on making LOTD!

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      christene96 6 years ago

      hey congrats on being lens of the day :) happy for you !

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      boki96srbija 6 years ago

      why would want to buy those... i don't even know where Canadia is... i don't even speek Candinavian... :D

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      puzzlerpaige 6 years ago

      Congrats on your LOTD!

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      Kimberly Hiller 6 years ago from Chicago

      My Canadian friends would love these. Great lens and pictures!

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congrats on LOTD! I must buy a pair of red mittens! Enjoy your stay in Italy and take lots of pictures!

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      SheilaVine LM 6 years ago

      lovely lens thanks

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      welcome to the LOTD club

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      aakashmittal92 6 years ago

      They look nice and i also want to buy one of them.

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      KokoTravel 6 years ago

      Very nice job on the lens and congratulations on your 'title'!

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      Jhangora LM 6 years ago

      They look really beautiful. Congrats on LOTD!

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      LouisaDembul 6 years ago

      wow, that is a lot of mittens! I liked the ones where you have to put your hands together to see the maple leaf. How smart!

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      annel lm 6 years ago

      I need one too!

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      Vicki 6 years ago from USA

      Congratulations on LOTD!! Over 3 million of these mittens sold -- that's a lot of mittens!

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      JeremiahStanghini 6 years ago

      So great to see this as LOTD! I was planning on doing a Canadian Olympics 2010 lens in the very near future. :-)

      With Love and Gratitude,


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      Airinka 6 years ago

      Red Olympic Mittens look so good!!!

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      E L Seaton 6 years ago from Virginia

      A hale and hearty congratulations on LITD.

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      tealmermaid 6 years ago

      Congrats on LOTD!

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      ChrisDay LM 6 years ago

      Yes, get knitting everyone - congratulations on the Lens of the Day accolade.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I had no idea these things existed. But now I do. And I might have an idea...

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      KimGiancaterino 6 years ago

      I think you hit on the solution ... crafty people can knit their own red mittens. Congratulations on LOTD!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      The red mittens look lovely due to their bright colour.

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      Adrienne, this is an AMAZING lens. Who knew there was so much info available on OUR red mittens!?! Lensrolled to my Roots Canada lens about The Schlep Bag.

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      Cute Olympic mittens! I better buy now before it runs out of stock. Great lens by the way. 5*

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I too love the red mittens. The white maple leaf on the palm really shows up well whenever the wearer does not have anything in his/her hand or waves. Really great design. Thanks for the lens.

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      Adrienne Jenkins 7 years ago

      Go Canada Go. Such a great game for gold in the men's hockey -- each team worthy of the Olympic medal. Congratulations to both teams!

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      WindyWintersHubs 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on your Purple Star. I saw so many people wearing the Red Olympic Mittens in Vancouver this weekend. Congratulations to all of the 2010 Olympic Medal Winners and thank you to all of the Participants. :)