We wouldn’t be true to form if we didn’t launch a competition on our actual Birthday, 11 years today and counting! One lucky winner will be carrying on the celebrations with their very own Gotz Hannah Happy Birthday 2016 doll.
Itís all about the name Ė yet another competition I hear you say!
This competition has now closed. I am pleased to announce that the winning name is 'Annie', by Kelly Black from England. Here is her entry (via Facebook):
"Annie. After my lovely little nana, she passed away in June this year aged 92. Absolutely wonderful lady who loved life and spending time with her family. She was given a second hand doll in Christmas 1932, her mother made new clothes for it. She called her Clementine. That doll has been so looked after by every daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter since. My little nana was also a big lover of competitions so it seems fitting. Good luck everyone."
It’s November and we’re still going strong with our Birthday celebrations, we just can’t stop! The excitement has been amazing and we are so happy that you are a part of it. I think we can boldly say we are the most generous dolly shop in town, the country and quite possibly the world right now!
So next up we have this adorable newborn baby by Antonio Juan, which comes in a gorgeous gift set with lots of accessories.
Antonio Juan Newborn Gift Set, worth £79.99
This is the first gift set created by Antonio Juan with a 42cm all vinyl baby doll being the main attraction. A wonderful gift for anyone aged 4 and over. She has sparkly blue eyes with long lashes on the top eyelid, rounded healthy cheeks and a full, slightly open mouth. She is made entirely from soft to the touch phthalate free vinyl with lots of attention to detail and creases in all the right places. Her head and limbs swivel so she can be posed, and she arrives wearing a dusky rose pink knitted romper with collar and lace trim, matching socks and a hat with a co-ordinating pom pom.
What makes her even more special are all the extra things included in the set - a bottle, dummy, fabric nappy, cappuccino coloured cardigan and an ivory sleeveless romper. She also has a pretty blanket that can be used as a changing mat, or something to swaddle her in. And everything arrives in a large decorated box. She has everything, except that is, a name!
That’s where you come in! What would you call her if she were yours? Naming a new dolly is all part of the excitement when she arrives in her forever arms. Maybe you already have an idea for a name for your next doll or maybe you’ve been waiting to see her little face for inspiration. One thing’s for sure, it needs to be as special as she is.
Just put your suggested name for this little poppet as a comment at the bottom of this post, ensuring your email address is correct so that the winner can be notified. Your privacy is respected so your email address will only be seen by us. Each comment does have to be approved so it won't show immediately. Alternatively, you can enter via the Facebook pinned competition post.
You might have a good reason for your chosen name, if so then please include this also. You might just love the name, that’s OK! Whichever name is the Petalina team’s collective favourite and, in our opinion, best suited, will be her proud parent just in time for Christmas*. She will even come with a Petalina Birth Certificate stating her new name, just to make things official.
The competition closes at 11:59pm on Friday 17th November 2017 and the winner will be announced shortly after. International entries* are welcome and only one entry per person.
“To let blessed babies go dangling and dawdling without names, for months and months, was enough to ruin them for life.”
Kate Douglas Wiggin, The Bird's Christmas Carol
*Please note, we cannot guarantee delivery before Christmas for an International winner.