Keeping a Family Christmas Tradition Alive
Categories: General, Girl dolls Clothes13 Jan 2017
I received a beautiful email from Bianca and just had to share it as it brought a tear to my eye. I feel so honored and blessed to have played a small part in helping this special family keep this wonderful Christmas tradition alive. This is the email.....
I just wanted to thank you so much for the beautiful princess dress for my doll, you are a life saver. In the words of my Nan "thank god for Rosie”.
My mum was given the doll when she was seven, so it is now nearly 60 years old. The magic of the doll is that you write a letter to Mrs Clause and ask what you want the doll to be dressed in. You leave her under the Christmas tree on Christmas Eve and on Christmas morning she is dressed in the requested outfit!
My Nan used to make the clothes for my mum and then for me when my Mum passed it down to me aged 5. My mother passed away when I was 7 but my Nan kept the tradition going until I was passed believing.
This Christmas, not having any children of my own, I have passed the doll to my niece, now 5 and she is so excited. Of course, I left my run to find a suitable ‘pink or purple princess’ outfit late, and felt a lot of pressure taking over this tradition (and my 88 year old nan thinking she was going to have start sewing again!) but then I stumbled upon your site. The fact that you were so accommodating, so understanding and were able to make a gorgeous gown in record time it would not be a stretch to say that you saved Christmas and have kept the tradition going.
I sent a photo of her all dressed to my Nan, and she called me in tears saying that she has never looked more glamorous.
Thank you once again, I hope that you have a lovely Christmas.
Bianca (and Nanna Joyce!)'
I wonder what the special request will be this year?
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