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December 2020 Newsletter

I have been struggling for a week on what to say here and everyday, things seem to get worst instead of better in that regard.

So. here is my best message for now.
Be extra kind, loving and respectful to your fellow human beings. Perform "a random act of kindness". Wash your hands, don't touch your face, keep your distance best you can. Eat more nutritiously and take your zinc, vitamins C & D.

Go outside, get some fresh air and sunshine. Get up and move around instead or sitting for hours in front of a computer or the television. Turn your phone off for 2 hours a day and do something else. Read a book. Listen to some music.  

Closing out 2020, it is my sincere hope everyone can find a way to have a happy holiday season this year. Take care and see you on the other side!
Valentine Showcase Event
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 Friday, January 22nd, 8:00 AM (PST) thru
 Monday, January 25th, 2021, 8:00 PM (PST)

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Event Schedule
Please check the site to be sure your favorite event is listed. If not, let me know and I will look into it. It's never too early to post your events. People do plan vacations and other trips surrounding our events so the sooner the better.
Click <HERE> for a complete listing.
Dec 5-6 (Sat-Sun) ~ Gaithersburg MD CANCELLED Until Next Year
Dec 6 (Sun) ~ Concord CA  POSTPONED Until June 6th, 2021

Jan 13-17 (Wed-Sun) ~ Virtual Doll Convention Online
Jan 16 (Sat) ~ Naples FL  CANCELLED

Jan 22-25 (Fri-Mon) ~ DSO Valentine Showcase ONLINE

Jan 24 (Sun) ~ Naperville IL
Jan 30 (Sat) ~ Glendale CA  CANCELLED until JAN 2022

Feb 7 (Sun) ~ Fullerton CA
Feb 13 (Sat) ~ Schertz (San Antonio) TX

Feb 20-21 (Sat-Sun) ~ Dallas TX POSTPONED until FEB 2022
Feb 21 (Sun) ~ Lynnwood WA
Feb 27 (Sat) ~ Largo FL

Click <HERE> for a complete listing.

Posted November 30, 2020 in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

The first Betsy McCall paper doll was featured on the magazine’s cover and had an editorial layout in the issue to introduce this new character to the world. Accompanying text on the paper doll page told the readers that “Betsy is five, going on 6, and she lives in a little white house with a porch and a yard to play in. Her mother and daddy and Nosy her puppy, live in the white house too. Nosy is six months old. Betsy and Nosy and Betsy’s friends play together all the time. And every month from now on they’ll come to play with you too.”

Born in the marketing department of McCall’s magazine Betsy McCall was intended as a means to induce mothers and children to become involved in the world of fashion and sewing by engaging in play with paper dolls. But Betsy McCall would soon become much more.<Click to continue>

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Until next time, see you at the doll show!  ~Karen

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