Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas and Holiday Dolls and Bears

It is December and the Christmas season is upon us. With that in mind, this blog will focus on a few of the dolls and bears that I have met so far that will that help us celebrate the Christmas season. They may even find themselves as part of my decorations or offered on this year! Each one has its own personality and gift to the season.

When I think of a little girl on Christmas morning, I think of the excitement and wonderment that can been seen on her face as she gets her first peek of what awaits her under the tree and in her stocking. Christmas Morning by doll sculptor Elke Hutchens gives us a perfect vision of this special joy. Christmas Morning was issued by the Danbury Mint in 1991 as part of the Melissa Collection.

There is nothing like Christmas music to help get us into the holiday season. The Victoria Ashlea OriginalsTM Limited Edition Porcelain Christmas Doll is a little charmer dressed in her holiday dress waiting to play you “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Clause”. This Victoria Ashlea Original Musical Porcelain Doll was made in 1983 and was distributed by House of Global Art.

Who wouldn’t want to snuggle with a furry teddy bear at Christmas? The teddy bear has long been a Christmas tradition to help us celebrate the holiday season, both as a decoration and as a gift under the Christmas tree. Gallery Teddy Bears help us celebrate by issuing Annual Holiday Bears.

The 2000 Annual Edition Holiday Bear is a handsome lad dressed in his finery and proudly holding his candy cane. He was designed by artist Pamela Wooley.

The 2001 Annual Edition Holiday Bear wears her fine green velvet cape and cap to stay warm in the cold weather as she proudly displays her holly. She was designed by artist Vicky Lougher.

One more doll to share today is a reproduction K*R baby doll named New Baby. This baby is ready to celebrate Christmas in her red velvet dress and lace-trimmed cap. She anxiously waits under the tree for her new mommy to pick her up and give her all the love she needs. The tag on this reproduction doll says she was hand-painted and dressed in 1985.

Thank you for letting me share just a few Christmas treasures with you this holiday season.

Many wishes to you for a wonderful and meaningful Christmas and Happy New Year!