St. Therese of Lisieux is one of my daughters’ favourite saints. We have several audio versions of her story that they listen to as well as the movie and her autobiography. They’ve connected with this little girl who found a little way to get into Heaven. So when I saw the Kiczek family’s Dolls from Heaven, I was really excited.
Dolls from Heaven are 18″ saint dolls that come with an outfit and a book based upon that saint’s life. This is a great way to continue inspiring our children’s imaginations with these heroes of the faith.
“Saints are our role models, they teach us how to love and follow Jesus. Through their holy example, we all can learn from them, especially children. Our first doll is Saint Therese, who has inspired millions of people through her ‘Little Way.'” ~ The Kiczek family
We have rarely bought our daughters any dolls. There are a lot of dolls in today’s toy stores that promote values I don’t want in my home. There are other dolls who are based upon historical figures or encourage girls to learn about positive values, yet these are the first saint dolls I’ve seen. Because my girls are such fans of saint stories, I know they would love playing with these dolls.
The St. Therese doll has glistening brown eyes that open and close, curly brown hair, a cloth body, and a movable, vinyl head and limbs. She comes with a Carmelite habit and paperback book about herself. A Sunday best outfit is also available, as well as a rosary, mantle, and pictures.
The Kiczeks say, “Our goal is to inspire children throughout the world to become saints. The Dolls From Heaven plan is to introduce a series of saint dolls, whose story will encourage children to follow Jesus. Saints, like Saint John Paul II, Saint Bernadette, Saint Patrick, Saint Joan of Arc, and many more.”
Dolls from Heaven also offers a John of Arc doll and a Pope Saint John Paul II doll, with more dolls planned. I love the fact that they have dolls for both boys and girls. We know several families where younger brothers like playing dolls with their big sisters (of course!).