To get us in the mood for the holidays, over the next couple weeks, our Project Nursery experts and contributors will be sharing favorite holiday gifts that either they received as a child or their children received. Join in on the conversation. What was your favorite gift?
Julie: As a little girl, my favorite Hanukkah gift was the newest “cut-out-and-dress-up” paper doll book that my parents would get for me every year (normally night five of Hanukkah). When I was eight years old, they found me adding glitter and paint to the dresses of one doll and trimming the hem on another, so they began to realize a creative profession was looming in my future.
This “Fancy Nancy” book reminds me of the books I loved as a little girl.
I love Rosie Flo’s Fashion Show, which allows you to color and stage your own paper fashion show.
Melissa and Doug take “dress-up” dolls to a new dimension with their magnetic wooden dress-up dolls.
Alessia: Of all my childhood Christmases, the ones I remember with great pleasure are those when I have received yet another figurine for my Smurfs collection. I was obsessed with the Smurfs, and I “had to have” the complete village! Since my parents wisely never gave it to me all at once, I always had room to wish for more. This kept me well engaged in writing strategic letters to Santa for several years. If your children have a passion for something, add a little piece each year, and they will remember it for a very long time.
The Smurfs Cottage and Movie Set Figurines
The Original Smurfs DVDs: Season One, Vols. 1-3
The Smurfs Pop and Race Game
Wednesday 7th of December 2011
Paperdolls were something I really loved as a little girl. Too bad my daughter doesn't appreciate them as much as I did. Or maybe she's still not at that age. I try to make her some DIY paperdolls, and the head goes off after a few hours of playing.