Anyhow, what should appear in my inbox one cold and rainy morning at the end of last week? A Congratulations e-mail saying I had won a very sweet handmade doll and it would arrive shortly!
Not something I would have probably purchased, but something that I think is kinda great; A Nelson Mandela doll. Just read about it:
This Nelson Mandela doll isn't just cuddly, it also pays tribute to the anti-Apartheid leader and first elected black president of South Africa. Children are never too young to learn about peace and justice and each purchase provides skill training and employment in post-Apartheid South Africa. Like all Global Goods products, these dolls are fair trade, eco-conscious and individually handcrafted. Global Goods is a not-for-profit working to empower women, alleviate poverty and promote social justice.
He arrived today and I put him up on N's shelf, and if he's as inquisitive as his older sister, we have a conversation coming.
*Thank you Babble, what a lovely early Christmas present!