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The Smurfs Turns 60!

As we are living in Belgium we are interested in knowing facts about our country. Learning about Tin Tin, Mannequin Pis, beer, chocolates, waffles and many other more Belgian stuff. One of our favourites is The Smurfs- are Belgian made by a comic designer 1958, which I saw later of my age as a young adult in movies.

The Smurfs (French: Les Schtroumpfs; Dutch: De Smurfen) is a Belgian comic franchise centred on a fictional colony of small, blue, human-like creatures who live in mushroom-shaped houses in the forest. The Smurfs was first created and introduced as a series of comic characters by the Belgian comics artist Peyo (the pen name of Pierre Culliford) in 1958, wherein they were known as Les Schtroumpfs. There are more than 100 Smurf characters, and their names are based on adjectives that emphasise their characteristics, such as “Jokey Smurf”, who likes to play practical jokes on his fellow Smurfs. “Smurfette” was the first female Smurf to be introduced in the series. The Smurfs wear Phrygian caps, which came to represent freedom during the modern era.

The word “smurf” is the original Dutch translation of the French “schtroumpf”, which, according to Peyo, is a word invented during a meal with fellow cartoonist André Franquin, when he could not remember the word salt.

The Smurfs franchise began as a comic and expanded into advertising, films, TV series, ice capades, video games, theme parks, and dolls.

What I like about the Smurfen, they have a lot of good characteristics to inspire a community role, especially for kids to learn how can they be helpful by simply playing their role in the society. Like for example, equality with women and men are practised by the smurf community, each one is always occupied with a given job to do every day and their sense of humour to make others laugh.

The Smurf Experience is now open here in Brussels,

From 9 June 2018
10:00 to 18:00.

Brussels Expo Hall 4
Place de Belgique
1020 Brussels – Belgium

We are happy to be there during their opening! Here are the photos we had during the visit:



GOOD NEWS! In line with celebrating the 60 years of The Smurfs, I have partnered with King’s ID Bracelet once again, to GIVEAWAY three (3) emergency bracelets for kids including The Smurf design!


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1. Follow @allaboutmyinspirations and @kings_id_bracelet
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3. Tag 1 friend and tell us the gender of your kid/kids if more than one.
Join us winner will be announced 15 July.

The raffle is valid available WORLDWIDE! Simply go to my INSTAGRAM account to JOIN NOW! 

To learn more about King’s ID Bracelet you can also check their site here.
I have learned from the news before they have launched The Smurfs Experience that they are going to have a WORLD TOUR! Other kids can also enjoy and learn about it. For those of you who want to visit the experience here is how can you get the tickets. 

Stay safe during your holiday vacation! Get King’s ID Bracelet for your child with my discount code here:

Check out their website for international purchase!


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12 Comments on “The Smurfs Turns 60!

  1. So my mom loved the smurfs. I can’t wait to tell her about your post. I had no idea that the Smurfs are this old and that it is Belgian. Interesting!

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