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"We Girls Can Do Anything"

Barbie dolls are not just for little girls any more. Barbie dolls make a fantastic gift for women around the world. The wonderful world of Barbie allows "We Girls Can Do Anything" to transport us females to anywhere in the world and in any profession. From the romance of the elegant designer evening gowns by Bob Mackie to the holiday celebration of the many different holiday dream dolls for wintertime celebration.

The Coca-Cola series is a sure fire hit with most anyone. The fun loving Coca Cola tag lines have changed over the years and yet the lines: "Coca Cola refreshes you best" and "Have a Coke and Smile" both evoke strong nostalgia memories.

The men from the generation called the baby boomers (Seventy-six million American children who were born between 1945 and 1964) have dramatically affected the price of the muscle cars - the cars that were the idols of their teenage years. On a similar nostalgia note, we would expect to see a surge in the sale of the Barbie Doll and yet we have not - why? I think it is simply because we don't think of buying as a gift for an adult. Yet adults collect Barbie Dolls so not buy a Barbie Doll for a gift?

Yes, it takes a little research. You need to know the female's tastes and preference. Simply asking have you ever considered collecting Barbie Dolls and you will be surprised at the answers - I imagine you will have an affirmative 99% of the time!

So after they confess to their secret yearning, ask which one speaks to them personally. The romantic wedding, the celebrities, the designer evening gowns or perhaps the Holiday Collectibles would work well with their Holiday decorations. Have a conversation and you might find a fantastic gift that you can make a new tradition of each and every year.

The thing the sixties did was to show us the possibilities and the responsibility that we all had. It wasn't the answer. It just gave us a glimpse of the possibility. John Lennon (1940-1980) British musician.

For me like many others I have simply not had the opportunity to collect Barbie Dolls but oh, if I could - the selection is almost endless. My two top choices are the Holiday series and the porcelain Barbies. I can visualize the Holiday series in most any Christmas display - white gowns flowing in the white scenes, the plush red velvet dresses under the tree or contrasting with the lighted dark green ceramic tree. The ultimate would be to have so many of the Holiday Barbies to put the china away for the Holiday season only and replace with Holiday Barbies. These are the things that frivolous dreams are made of - but isn't that the purpose of our imagination. Remember the famous tag line - Calgon Take Me Away! So too, with Barbie Dolls we can dream a little bit, be transported to a simply time with more elegant and romantic clothing. A mini vacation that the mind takes from time to time - courtesy of a memorable gift from you!

Just as John Lennon so wisely said to us the 1960s showed us a "glimpses of the possibility" so too our Barbie dolls transcend our reality and take us to a new place, a place of tranquility, a place of relaxation, a place of security and complete bliss.

The Barbie Dolls to females is the muscle car to the men. The baby boomer generation flocks to nostalgia and rightfully and wisely so. We need to dream dreams, to remember we share Lennon's glimpse of possibility!  What better way than to build memories with a purchase of a Barbie doll!

Barbie and Fashion

Barbie doll in long elegant white lace dress
Barbie doll in long elegant white lace dress
Barbie doll in evening dress with black trim - wedding dress
Barbie doll in evening dress with black trim - wedding dress
Barbie doll in black evening dress
Barbie doll in black evening dress
Barbie doll in classic trench coat and purse and scarf
Barbie doll in classic trench coat and purse and scarf

Coca Cola Barbie Doll in Black and Red

Coca Cola Barbie Doll in black and red skirt reminiscent of pool skirts
Coca Cola Barbie Doll in black and red skirt reminiscent of pool skirts

Coca Cola Drum Majorette Barbie Doll

Coca Cola Drum Majorette Barbie Doll
Coca Cola Drum Majorette Barbie Doll

Cleopatra Barbie Doll

Cleopatra Barbie Boll
Cleopatra Barbie Boll | Source
Cleopatra Barbie Doll
Cleopatra Barbie Doll
Cleopatra Barbie Doll
Cleopatra Barbie Doll
Cleopatra Barbie Doll
Cleopatra Barbie Doll | Source

Jackie Kennedy Onasis Dolls

Barbie in Paris

Barbie Doll in Paris
Barbie Doll in Paris

John F. Kennedy Famous Quotes


Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.

John F. Kennedy


A child miseducated is a child lost.

John F. Kennedy

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.

John F. Kennedy

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.

John F. Kennedy

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.

John F. Kennedy


Geography has made us neighbors. History has made us friends. Economics has made us partners, and necessity has made us allies. Those whom God has so joined together, let no man put asunder.

John F. Kennedy

History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.

John F. Kennedy


Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.

John F. Kennedy


Famous Quotes by Cher

A girl can wait for the right man to come along but in the meantime that still doesn't mean she can't have a wonderful time with all the wrong ones.
Cher

Don't take your toys inside just because it's raining.

Cher

Words are like weapons; they wound sometimes.
Cher

If you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen.

Cher

I'm scared to death of being poor. It's like a fat girl who loses 500 pounds but is always fat inside. I grew up poor and will always feel poor inside. It's my pet paranoia.

Cher

I'm insecure about everything, because... I'm never going to look in the mirror and see this blond, blue-eyed girl. That is my idea of what I'd like to look like.

Cher

Nothing lifts me out of a bad mood better than a hard workout on my treadmill. It never fails. Exercise is nothing short of a miracle.

Cher

Elvis Presley Famous Quotes

Some people tap their feet, some people snap their fingers, and some people sway back and forth. I just sorta do 'em all together, I guess. Elvis Presley

I believe the key to happiness is: someone to love, something to do, and something to look forward to. Elvis Presley

Wedding Barbie

bride and groom barbie doll in classic black tux and white lace wedding dress
bride and groom barbie doll in classic black tux and white lace wedding dress
Barbie doll in wedding dress and veil
Barbie doll in wedding dress and veil
redhead Bridal Barbie doll in white elegant wedding dress
redhead Bridal Barbie doll in white elegant wedding dress

Elegant Barbie Doll in White Evening Gown

elegant Barbie doll in white evening wedding dress
elegant Barbie doll in white evening wedding dress

Barbie Dolls - Start a New Tradition - Give the Gift of Imagination


A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on."

John F. Kennedy


The 1960s was a time of great change for American culture. John Lennon ushered in great music - a new music, John F. Kennedy took our culture into what Abe Lincoln had started with diversity - only JFK took the legal documents and integrated the words into practice. Ruth Handler created a vision for every little girl, a vision of empowerment, a vision of not just fashion but also of action. Inspiring a child has no greater merit in our lives.

Reliving that imagination and reminding ourselves of our uniqueness is what a great gift does. Give a great gift of a Barbie Doll. Start a new tradition and give a Barbie doll that connects you to that person. As Cher so aptly stated, if we "if you really want something you can figure out how to make it happen." As Cher so wisely stated, we are all seeking that perfect blond hair, blue eyed Barbie doll look. The choices for Barbie dolls are almost endless, our dreams, our potential is truly endless. Expand the vision, share the doll of empowerment with someone you love. The road map has been provided for you - it is up to you to find the perfect Barbie doll for your friend's gift. Enjoy the journey but always remember Barbie's motto:

"We Girls Can Do Anything"

© 2010 Kelly Kline Burnett

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