In May 2009, I gathered a few dolls that possess a unique characteristic and photographed them as a group. I uploaded the image to Vistaprint.com* where I ordered note cards and envelopes, note pads, and self-adhesive return address labels. The image used (shown above) covers the front of the note card; the back is blank with the exception of the statement/question at the very bottom: Black dolls are my passion ... what's yours? A smaller version of the image appears in the top center of the note pad, and a thumbnail version is used on the return address labels.
(Back Row, L-R)
Kayin is a one-of-a-kind porcelain trunk doll by Goldie Wilson. I chose the Yoruba name Kayin, which means a child who has been desired for a long time. Kayin has a handmade trunk and several outfits made by Goldie. The tricycle with basket and wooden bear seen in the picture belong to Kayin.
After two years, its time to reorder, or choose another group of dolls to replenish my supply of unique Black doll stationery.