Tuesday, October 18, 2011

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Hearts For Hearts Multicultural Collectible Dolls

As you may already know, I am a huge fan of educational toys.  I have found that not too man dolls fall into that category.  That is one of the things that makes these Hearts For Hearts Girls dolls unique.  Not only are these dolls from various countries around the world, each doll wears clothing and accessories that reflects her culture and comes with a mini biographical book for you to read with your little girl.  This book describes the doll's homeland, family, and her dreams.  Everything about this doll, from the packaging to the website are designed to teach young girls about how capable girls are and how each girl can change the world for the better.

Out of the six dolls from around the world currently available in the Hearts For Hearts Girls doll line, we received Rahel from Ethiopia and the Clogging with Dell Deluxe Fashion Set . . .

Rahel came fully outfitted in a bodysuit, a sarong, sandals, necklaces, and bracelets.  Also included with this doll were a mini book, a comb, and a Hearts For Hearts Girls bracelet.  Although the adjustable heart bracelet was meant for my daughter to wear, it was far too large for her.  She ended up deciding that it would make a better necklace for her doll instead.  The Deluxe Fashion Set we received, which fits all 6 dolls, came with a country-style dress, clogging shoes, a floral hair accessory, a pie, a thermos, and a jelly jar.

Some ways we used our Hearts For Hearts Girls doll to educate our daughter:
  • We asked her what was different between her and her new doll.  (Straight vs. curly hair, light skin vs. dark, eye color, clothing, etc . . . )
  • We asked her what she and her doll may have in common.  (Both have moms, likes wearing jewelry, likes to play, likes to learn, likes to draw, likes to eat pie, etc . . . )
  • We showed her where our home is located on the globe and then showed her where Ethiopia is located.

If you like to give or receive gifts that give back to the world, you should put the Hearts For Hearts Girls dolls on the radar for anyone who might be shopping for your little girl this holiday and remember this doll line when you are shopping for others.  A portion of the purchase price from each doll sold gets donated to help provide things that should not be considered luxuries to girls around the world, such as food, books, and medical supplies.  This would also be a great toy to purchase and donate to Toys For Tots or another toy drive because it would double the benefit of your donation.

Our daughter loves Rahel and has no idea that she is a learning toy.  I think she would love to collect all the dolls in this series, which includes Rahel from Ethiopia, Nahji from India, Lilian from Belarus, Tipi from Laos, Dell from the U.S., and Consuelo from Mexico.  You can purchase Hearts For Hearts Girls dolls and the Deluxe Fashion Sets from Playmates Toys, Target, Walmart, Amazon.com, and other major toy retailers.  Each doll retails for approximately $29.99 and each outfit retails for $12.99 to $17.99.  Also visit Hearts4HeartsGirls.com to learn more about the mission and for fun games and activities.

The Hearts For Hearts Girls doll, Deluxe Fashion Set, contest prize, and information have been provided by Playmates Toys through MyBlogSpark.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive one Hearts For Hearts Girls Doll and one Deluxe Fashion Set (Both items will be chosen at random for you).

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Take a look at the 6 Hearts For Hearts Girls dolls. Then leave a comment telling me the name of the doll whose life you think your daughter would love to learn more about. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:
1)  For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.

2)  For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

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6)  Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post AND using the hashtag #MyBlogSpark. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.

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(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:
This contest will be closed on Monday, November 7th, 2011 at 10:00pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!