I have 4 daughters. We LOVE dolls in this house! I can’t remember a day in the past several months (or years for that matter) that one of my daughters wasn’t playing with a baby doll. I often catch a glimpse of them pushing a baby around in a stroller or feeding them in the high chair while they’re playing throughout the day. When we’re in stores, they take notice of the baby dolls that they see and dream about all of the fun they could have with each one while pretending to be their mommy. As we try to get our home organized and the clutter controlled, I’m not too keen on them bringing more and more baby dolls home. While many of the ones in the stores look fun, I have a feeling their fun may not be long-lasting and their message not so enticing.
When I first laid my eyes on the Ruth doll that The Freedom Girls sells, I knew this was a doll that I would be excited about my girls owning. Not only does it come with a wonderful book called The Story of Ruth Through a Child’s Eyes, but the doll is fashioned after the real, Biblical example of Ruth in the Bible. What a wonderful role model for our girls to strive to be like!
We received our new Ruth doll a couple of weeks ago. When we opened the package, I was taken aback at how beautiful and well made she is! Just look at the details of her eyes!
Did you know that the Ruth dolls are NOT mass produced? Each outfit is sewn individually and every face is individually painted, too. She has movable arms and legs so that she can sit or stand, but her tummy is nice and soft and huggable. In fact, she’s so beautiful that if we didn’t know better (and felt her soft tummy!), we would’ve thought she was a porcelain doll. My oldest daughter was extremely interested in adding Ruth to her porcelain doll collection. She’s beautiful and unique enough that she fits right in!
My personal opinion though is that Ruth needs to be played with and not just sitting on a shelf looking beautiful. She has an important message to share. She has little girls who need to learn all about who she is and where she came from in the Biblical days. What a perfect opportunity for our daughters to role play this very important Biblical story! Those little girls have friends and siblings who they will need to be role models for. Because of what they’ve learned in the book, they will be equipped to be that example. Hopefully, they’ll even be able to share a little about the legacy that Ruth left for us!
One of the things I’m especially excited about is the certificate that comes with the Ruth doll. It’s not your typical adoption certificate. This doll has a certificate that you can give your child once they’ve decided to ask Jesus to live in their hearts! They call it the Re-birth certificate.
This doll is a raving example of the values that I am aiming to teach in my home. Namely, it teaches our children to seek God first in every decision in life. This is so much different than the other store varieties! I’m sure that you agree that Ruth would make a wonderful Christmas present, birthday present or even a Re-birth Salvation present. The Freedom Girls is a company that we, as Christians should wholeheartedly support! If you are interested in obtaining the doll and/or the book, you’ll want to check out The Freedom Girls Website! If you’d like to read my review on the book, you can do that here.
Freedom Girls is also having a Cyber Monday sale!
If you purchase a doll/book set, they will send you 2 additional autographed books that you can give away to other little girls that you know. What an opportunity to tell others about God’s love for them!
The Freedom Girls are also sponsoring a 7th Seed Campaign, where a 7th doll is given to a children’s charity when 6 are sold. Be sure to use coupon code Gleanings when ordering so that you can participate in this!
Would You Like a Chance to win the Ruth Experience (doll/book combo)? (This giveaway has ended)
Next Tuesday evening, at 8:00 p.m. CT, you are invited to attend a Facebook party on my Facebook page! We’ll be discussing Meaningful Christmas Gifts. The Freedom girls definitely falls into that category and they will be giving away one doll/book combo to a very blessed winner! They will also be giving away 3 of their books! If you’re interested in winning any of those, please take a moment to sign up for their newsletter and then enter using Rafflecopter below. (If you’re reading in an email, you’ll need to click through to my site). The contest will not end until December 6th. Winners will be notified via email.
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