Two beautiful girls are celebrating their First Holy Communions very soon. The first is Emma and the second, Alma. They have been learning about the Catholic faith by attending mass. Now they are ready to take the Holy Eucharist in front of all their friends and family. It is a very special day, a perfect day for them to wear these beautiful special dresses to celebrate the occasion. They are wearing ivory dresses that are very long and full with lots of pretty lace detail. The modest puff sleeves are three-quarter length and edged in lace. Emma and Alma have new ivory coloured shoes to wear with their First Communion dresses and Alma’s are even finished with a little pearl button. They have beautiful gold pendant necklaces around their necks and both have opted for ivory headdresses with pretty organza flowers and bows to complete the look.
These girls will look very pretty in their photos.
But of course, these are not girls, they are dolls!
Emma and Alma and all above dolls are Spanish dolls by Paola Reina: gifts for little girls who are celebrating their First Holy Communion.
In Spain somewhere between 73% and 94% (depending on the source of the information) of the population is Roman Catholic. It’s therefore very popular in Spain to buy a doll as a gift and there’s plenty of choice. The leading Spanish doll brands Paola Reina, Vestida de Azul and D’Nenes have a good choice of dolls at a range of prices – which is great when you’re choosing a gift.
What’s particularly great about buying a doll as a gift from a well known brand is clothes and accessories will be available separately for the doll as a change from the Holy Communion dress after the occasion. We’re sure at the beginning the happy recipient will want to reenact their special day with their doll playing their part, and as time passes on they will want other clothes and shoes for their doll so they can engage in other play themes too. Boys celebrate Holy Communion so we have boy dolls as gifts for girls or boys. It’s popular to buy a child with red hair a doll with red hair for example, so we carry a wide range to accommodate skin tones and hair colours. In April every year we’re very well stocked and as the Holy Communion season progresses we gradually sell out so it’s best to buy your gift early and keep it saved ready for the occasion as it will be difficult to find the same choice towards the height of the Summer.