Once again, we are running our annual Christmas photo competition, a chance for all our customers to share photos of their children enjoying dolly fun over the holidays and for everyone else to enjoy!
And the winner of our Christmas photo competition is.......
As usual it has been wonderful being able to share these precious moments because they make all our hard slog worthwhile. The happy faces of these children is the reason why Petalina exists! So thank you again to all the parents and grandparents who have taken part in this competition.
And the 1st Prize winner is.......
After much deliberation we have chosen our lucky winner and it is the photograph entered by Ashleigh Ashley from the US of her daughter Chandler. The photo is so festive and Chandler is clearly delighted with her new baby. I also heard that Chandler is already looking on the website to find her next doll so I think a Gift voucher of £50 (without UK VAT) is going to be put to very good use.
THE WINNER OF OUR 2017 CHRISTMAS PHOTO COMPETITION!
Congratulations Ashleigh and Chandler!! We love your dolly joy!
And the 2nd Prize winner is.......
Four photographs went to the public vote and the clear winner was Florence age 2 in Photograph C, entered by her Mum Rebecca Rose. Florence stole everyone's hearts with the tender way she was holding her new baby and gazing into it's eyes. She is being a wonderful mummy even at the age of 2.
THE SECOND PRIZE WINNER OF OUR 2017 CHRISTMAS PHOTO COMPETITION!
Congratulations Florence and Rebecca!! We love that you are such a wonderful little mummy!
The following three photographs also went to the public vote which is a major achievement, so well done to all of you!
Photo A - by Ella Rivett showing Bea enjoying her first breakfast with her new friend Sophie. 'Dolly bliss' comes to mind.
Photo B - By Karen Bashforth showing 18 month old Sam with his Gotz baby named Bob. Such love!
Photo D - Entered by Olga Yanochik of her daughter Maria practising ballet with her new friend Sophie.
The rest of the photographs we received for the competition are below and we wish we could include more in our shortlist. Choosing was very, very hard!
Thank you to Sharon Bailey for entering a photo of Nevaeh with her new best friends, the Kruselings Michael and Sofia, who have not left her side since Christmas Day.
Loving seeing Lottie with her best friend Hannah! Thank you so much to Sarah Simmons for entering a picture of your little elf in our photo competition!
Thank you so much to Sarah Payne for entering this lovely photo of her 8 year old daughter Imogen. Matching hairstyles were essential before setting off for school!
A great big thank you to Sarah Lucan for sending us a photo of 18 month old Emilia with her new baby. What a cutie!
Just look at beautiful Clemence, just 19 weeks old, with her Corolle dolly. Aaahhh, precious times. Thank you Rebecca Rose for your entry.
I love the story behind this entry from Kim Rose, whose granddaughter Gwynne, age 4, opened her gift and asked, 'Is she really mine?'
Thank you so much to Kimberley Gregson for sending us a wonderful photo of Maggie age 6 with her adorable Adora doll. I think it's love at first sight.
Thank you to Katie Silveston-Lin for entering this gorgeous photo of her daughter with her new Gotz Happy Kidz Marie.
A big thank you to Jarilyn from the US for sending us a photo for our photo competition featuring her 8 year old daughter and their amazing collection of dolls.
Thank you to Amanda Almodovar for sharing her picture of Fiona age 4 putting her dolls to bed. One is asleep already!