Paper dolls were pretty popular when I was a kid. I remember playing with a History of Dance and a Princess Diana book given to me by my grandmother. The colors were lush and it was great fun to look at, but they never lasted long after I removed them from the book.
Unlike the disposable dolls made of paper that you can play with for an hour or an afternoon, (if you are gentle, which my kids are more likely to sprout another head than be) SnapDolls are made out of fabric and can be purchased separately or attached to an item (such as a messenger bag or a t-shirt).
With a wide variety of outfits, SnapDolls can be customized to reflect your child’s personality, and like the Grranimals of old, the outfits are so well thought out, that even fashion-challenged folks like me can put together a great look!
I am a granola-crunching, tree-hugging hippie, I have been blessed with two hard-to-please, doll-loving, make-up obsessed, girly-girl tweenagers. But, however different we may be on the surface, my daughters and I did agree on the Snapdolls.
WE LOVED THEM!
In fact, my daughters (and my friend’s loaner tween, who was here for a sleepover) went so head over heels ga-ga over these dolls, it was sheer torture to get them to hang back long enough for me to actually take photos!
The lovely folks at SnapDolls sent me two dolls - one on a super-soft t-shirt and the other on a messenger bag. I also received four outfits and accessory pack that included a tiara and a guitar.
My daughters promptly started a bidding war for the messenger bag, but it was actually the t-shirt which impressed me the most.
My younger daughter usually wears a size 14, so I was concerned that she would not be able to wear the size 12 shirt. However, it was obviously super-soft as well as super-stretchy... Because she totally rocked it.
One thing I really loved about the outfits were that they were feminine and girly without resorting to just being pink. They have pink items, but that is not the only color they have.
I was honestly thrilled, when I opened the box and saw gorgeous, girly outfits with bright colors, including greens and purples.
My oldest loved the safari outfit which featured a lion in a savanna and came with a pith helmet.
Personally, I loved Panda Playtime, the purple dress with its matching bow, as purple is my favorite color. However, Sunny Kate, the black and white dress with its matching black hat embodied the sophistication of the forties while the sweet blue polka dot dress with a matching red ribbon (not currently available), would be perfect for Independence Day.
Truth be told, if I wouldn’t have been murdered in my sleep, I would have kept all of the items for myself and turned that t-shirt into a pillow or a journal cover.
There is a lot of heart that goes into the SnapDolls, even their packaging is brilliant, with little hangers for each outfit to hang on. It looks like each outfit was hand-crafted and while the holes didn't always line up with the paper… Each outfit fit the actual doll perfectly and never fell off.
I even, mistakenly, washed the t-shirt with the polka-dot outfit still attached. After a jaunt in my washer and dryer, both pieces were still attached and the dress still looked pristine-- although the bottom did curl up a little.
SnapDolls, I asked my daughter what she liked about them. She said it would be great to keep her library books in the messenger bag. Then, she got quiet for a moment and said that she liked how she would never be alone. As they are growing up, it is becoming more and more apparent that I am not going to be able to fight their battles for them. But she is right, through SnapDolls, I know will they will always have a friend with them.
T-shirts come with one outfit and cost $23.95, bags come with one outfit for $21.95, and additional outfits are $9.95 each. They even carry a sleeping bag for your SnapDoll and hair bows. SnapDolls can be purchased on their amazingly beautiful website AND for the next week you can get a discount off your purchase:
Through 5/27 any online orders are 20% OFF if you use the discount code RCHSNAP1.
Finally, read on for a great giveaway!
SnapDolls is giving away a great set for your favorite little girl! One winner will receive their red messenger bag with white polka dots, along with one doll and three outfits, with a total value of $51.80!
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This giveaway is open to US RESIDENTS ONLY
and will end just before midnight ET on 6-3-15.
and will end just before midnight ET on 6-3-15.
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