Saturday, June 11, 2016
World Doll Day is celebrated the second Saturday in June. That's today! Happy World Doll Day to all my doll loving friends!
Why do I love dolls? Dolls are my escape into a wonderful world of imagination. I'm not turning my back on all of the world's ills, but I am momentarily escaping.
There are all kinds of doll collectors. I don't collect mint dolls because I truly believe they belong with someone that can enjoy and care for them. A doll that just sits on a shelf is not for me. I want to actually "play" with my dolls by changing their outfits, setting them up in scenes, etc. The previously loved dolls are the ones I enjoy. I am glad there are people that preserve the mint dolls though as I think that is important.
I don't think little girls play with dolls the way my generation did, and for me that's so sad. Now there are cell phones, tablets, computers, video games, etc., that keep children busy. Will my hobby die out someday? I hope not.
The happy times in my childhood always involved dolls (and cats). I don't need a psychologist to tell me that's probably why I have so many dolls (and cats) today.
Have a wonderful World Doll Day 2016!