|The front of the boxes they sent us.|
What Giana loves most is that each doll comes with a bracelet for your little girl to wear as well as a storybook, which essentially is a little diary of her life, her culture, her family, her friends and what she is doing to help those around her. With each doll purchased, Hearts for Hearts girls donates a portion of the purchase price to their charitable partner, World Vision, where the proceeds are distributed to programs that support girls in that country. So not only will your child be learning about the doll's life and culture, but they will also be learning about giving back to others and how they can make a difference in the world around them. The more I have learned about these dolls, the more I love them, and as a Mom I feel especially good about all of the positive benefits my daughter is receiving by learning about and playing with her doll.
Their website is pretty neat too, and has all kinds of discussion opportunities to share the importance of giving back and how the dolls give back with your little girl & they also (Giana's favorite part of the website) offer a games and activities section there too!
I gotta say, there is not one thing I can find wrong with the dolls. Not one. I love them so much, I had a hard time giving the doll to my little girl! I wanted to keep her. :)
I know we will be buying more of these dolls, and I am sure I will get Giana one for Christmas. They are much more affordable than other lower quality dolls, and the same quality as more expensive dolls. Plus the giving back? What other brand came you name off the top of your head that does that? That is especially unique to Hearts 4 Hearts and I think makes them stand out above and beyond all the other brands. This is the brand of dolls for us. I want to thank Mommy Parties and Hearts 4 Hearts girels/dolls for sending us the 2 dolls. Alex ending up winning the doll (we drew names) and she loves it as much as Giana loves Lillian.
Our favorite dolls used to be Dell and Consuela. I was hoping they would send one of those, until I got a sneak peek at the dolls rolling out for 2012 and it quickly changed to Lauryce and Mosi. However, since we didn't get to pick, we were sent Lillian and Zelia. Neither of which we would've picked, were we given the choice BUT both equally cute.
Here are the dolls are the countries/places they originate from:
- Lauryce, USA, New Orleans
- Mosi, USA Native American
- Dell, USA Appalachia
- Consuelo, Mexico
- Tipi, Laos
- Zelia, Brazil
- Lilian, Belarus
- Rachel, Ethiopia
- Nahji, India
If you were going to buy any doll for charity reasons, this would be the doll to buy, as this doll directly benefits children in Belarus, as we all know as being highly affected by radiation that escaped during the Pripyat - or the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.
The number of orphaned and scarred children there is astronomical.
It is very sad.
Most of my girlfriends have little boys though, but our guest list included:
- Me &
|The back of the 2 boxes they sent to us. The old boxes don't include pictures of the 2012 dolls on the back of them.|
The new dolls for 2012
|Zelia from Brazil the doll we gave away in the party!|
|Aw they have new clothes/fashions! see all dolls and fashions|
|Giana, trying to figure out which doll to keep, |
and which to draw names for at the Party!
|Lillian's bracelets Lilian's girl-sized "power bracelet" is a beautiful magenta color and has the HFHG logos and inspirational tagline. Every HFHG doll also comes with an illustrated mini-book about her life.|
|Giana studies them hard!|
|The girls LOVED the bracelets!!|
|The girls dancing to Pandora.|
|Devonny's all: "Hey Kid, I'm the baby around here!"|
|They stopped playing with the dolls long enough to say "Cheese!"|
|The other 2 are in the living room, still dancing their little hearts out.|
|Giana posing with Lillian.|
|Alexandra won the doll, it looks like her and she loved it! She wouldn't even take it out of the box! :)|
Many thanks to Playmates Toys, MommiesParties and MomSelect for providing me with the Hearts for Hearts Girls dolls and party package. All expressed opinions in this post are my own, and I believe me when I say I loved these dolls.