Tis the Season!

As many of you know we have a LOT ofย  ‘booboo’ dolls here at Bamboletta. Training dolls make up the majority and then the rest are ones that may have stains on them (the usual culprit is tea and/or chocolate), or holes in the fabric, or mistakes made by the sewing mamas .. they are handmade and we are human. Anyhow, these dolls don’t end up on for sale but end up in my basement stored in bins waiting for the holidays.

At this years Staff Holiday party I gave a little speech about how these dolls are finally going to find their way home. See, my sewing mamas feel terrible when we can’t use their dolls. The work that went into that doll and the material cost .. I can just see the disappointment in their faces when they bring one in that they accidentally snipped with their scissors or whatever. On Saturday I was so happy to tell them that those dolls will be donated to several charities – there are going to be LOTS of happy kids this holiday season!

Over the past few weeks some of the gals have been volunteering their time (and my mom and some of our kids) cutting and blushing and dressing all these dolls.

So this year we just sent these dolls over to the Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver .. look at those cutie dolls in the front there with the hats on them! These are for the special little ones going through chemo.

And then these two boxes are doing to Janeece House in Victoria and to The Zone radio station who is collecting items for the St.Vincent de Paul society. We’ve got another box heading over to the Canuck Place in Vancouver as well.

The reason why I wanted to write this post is again to thank all of you for all of this. I feel so blessed to be in this position to be able to give these dolls away – really I feel like my heart is going to burst. These little ones are so deserving of bits of happiness and because of all of you and your amazing support of our company we are able to spread Bamboletta love around – it makes me so happy. I’m all weepy now! I’ll be delivering these boxes tomorrow and my eldest son Benjamin is coming with me for this very special day!

Lots of love to you all!







51 responses to “Tis the Season!”

  1. Erin Ladybug Avatar
    Erin Ladybug

    That’s amazing, it makes me happy for all the children and the dolls to have someone to love them. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Chantal Avatar

    Yoy’re such a generous mama! I loved reading thos and thinking of all the kids you’ll be making extra happy. Love what you do C!

  4. Nancy H Avatar
    Nancy H

    Love this!!!

  5. Rhonda Schuette Avatar
    Rhonda Schuette

    Such a wonderful idea and it will make a little someone forget about their problems for a while! Great job and merry Christmas to you all. May god bless you.

  6. Jennifer L. Avatar
    Jennifer L.

    I LOVE this post! It makes me so happy picturing the faces of the children that will receive these adorable dolls! LOVE LOVE LOVE! Happy Holidays Bamboletta!! ๐Ÿ™‚ <3

  7. Linsay Avatar

    Truly amazing!!! Such a heartwarming thing for you all to do. Those children will be so blessed and those dolls will be loved soooo much.

  8. Monica Avatar

    This is spectacular!

  9. Corina Avatar

    This is such a wonderful thing to do!

  10. Heather Avatar

    it’s so apparent the love and time that goes into your dolls. What a special gift you are able to give!

  11. Lisa M Avatar
    Lisa M

    That’s so awesome!

  12. Jan Avatar

    This looks like the ideal job..Doing what you love with lots of ladies that love it as much as you do…Perfect.

  13. Anna Avatar

    A beautiful thought, all those adorable Bambolettas going to the kids who deserve a little extra lovin’ this Christmas. x

  14. Claire Avatar

    I got all tingley reading your post, what a wonderful way to brighten the lives of little people who really need it!

  15. Jeanne Avatar

    I can just imagine the little faces when they get these dolls! Warms my heart, this is what Christmas is all about!

  16. Erica Avatar

    You just made me cry โค You are such a beautiful person C, inside and out!

  17. Sundee Avatar

    Amazing. I have no other words. So amazing.

  18. Wanda Avatar

    I truly LOVE Bamboletta and everything this company with the BIG heart stands for!!! Thank you for that! Happy Holidays to all!!! =)

  19. judi putnam Avatar
    judi putnam

    You all are what it is all about. The joy you bring is priceless.!! God Bless you all and your good works..!!

  20. Rissa K Avatar
    Rissa K

    I’m SOOOOO happy those babies are on their way home!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Ann Avatar

    You and your team have such a magical and joyful way of spreading love and bringing smiles to so many faces that the warmth lasts forever. Thank you for being you.

  22. Elizabeth Avatar

    What a wonderful way to share your talents and the dolls. You will help alot of children in a scary place.

  23. Sara Marinara Avatar
    Sara Marinara

    You are the most amazing person!

  24. Laurie S Avatar
    Laurie S

    Every child deserves a little Bambo, thank you for all you do!

  25. Erin Avatar

    This just 100% made me want to purchase a doll off you.
    In fact. I am going to come into your shop tomorrow and buy one.
    So totally awesome. Good for you gals.

  26. AmeW Avatar

    Thank you so much Christina. You set such a wonderful example of what we should all be thinking off this holiday season…making me think of going through my basement and see what I can do to help.

  27. Diane Avatar

    Giving what you can any way you can will always impart a good feeling. You are an inspiration in always thinking of others ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. Jasmine M. Avatar
    Jasmine M.

    That is amazing Christina! I’m so excited for all those kids!

  29. Kimber Avatar

    So wonderful to read this. Your dolls have been a constant source of joy in our home and its so wonderful to see how much love goes into each and every doll. Happy Holidays to you and all of the Bamboletta family. You are all so amazing!! xo

  30. Rebecca Kolkow Avatar
    Rebecca Kolkow

    You are amazing and generous <3

  31. Heidi C Avatar
    Heidi C

    You guys are awesome!
    Bamboletta dollies blessing lil’ ones that need them the most!!!

  32. Lori h Avatar
    Lori h

    I get weepy every time I picture a little sweety getting a doll! A special friend to You are a true inspiration !! Xo

  33. Shannon Boyd Avatar
    Shannon Boyd

    Wow. Thank you so much! What a giving and thoughtful group of mamas and papas (i’m sure there are a few). You make the world a sweeter place. love and light to you all.

  34. Christine B Avatar
    Christine B

    To be able to give that gift to so many! Amazing!

  35. Lindsey C. Avatar
    Lindsey C.

    What a beautiful, generous thing to do! And, very neat that you were able to involve your kids in helping ready the dolls.

  36. Lisa Avatar

    choked up – for so many reasons… thankful for you guys – you share your gift with so many – thank you for that … and I’m thankful these beauties get to be loved by such special kids! What a life changing experience for all … you rock!

  37. Brenda P Avatar
    Brenda P

    Now that is the Christmas spirit….will make some children very happy!!

  38. marie Avatar

    You bring tears to my eyes; such goodness and generosity AND joy in your work and in all you touch. You are a business philosophy to model – the happiness goes both ways!

  39. Kellyanne Avatar

    Your site is so lovely. I can’t actually afford a Bamboletta dolly but, oh, it is so pleasant to look at them. I like guessing which ones will be chosen first when they go up for sale! I also enjoy lurking on your blog but this is the first time I have felt prompted to comment. What a very nice thing you are doing to give these boo-boo babies to hurting children. When I think of the joy on their faces (how I wish I could be there to see it!), it just makes me so happy. Thank you for that! Merry Christmas to you and to all of the sewing mamas!

  40. Jackie Avatar

    Thank you for thinking of those less fortunate! What a wonderful idea.

  41. Cassandra Avatar

    Beautiful and amazing! Love that joy will be brought to so many children! <3

  42. Mary Avatar

    I love this!

  43. Natalie Avatar

    This is a lovely post – I have to say that seeing the dolls with bald heads and hats is especially heart warming. There is perfection in imperfection – this seems absolutely the case here. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. jai conroy Avatar

    I am so happy for the joy these dolls will give. I needed to hear something wonderful as I am just learning about horrible shooting in Connecticut.

  45. Elizabeth Avatar

    I love, love, love this.

  46. Elizabeth Avatar

    What a wonderful project.

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  48. Melissa Avatar

    this is so great.. i had tears in my eyes reading this.. im so very touched by your beautiful heart and giving spirit.. these dolls will bring such joy..

  49. Susie Avatar

    I fell in love with your company because of the sweet dolls…I keep coming back because of this blog:) Sweet little children should never know what serious sickness is all about, but unfortunately, they do:( Our family has been where no family will ever want to go and I am so thankful for the Ronald McDonald houses. They serve So many families!

  50. Cassandra Avatar

    This is seriously too awesome and cool for words! Wish I could see all the joy these dolls will bring and the comfort to so many angels. So LOVE!

  51. Sarah Avatar

    I cannot imagine the children who will be loving these dolls would ever see an imperfection in them. I wish more people understood how truly good it feels to give. Thank you!

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