In Your Words

We at Charisma are committed to bringing you dolls that touch your heart, make you smile or helps you capture
a moment in time. When we do this, we love to hear from you so we can share your excitement with collectors everywhere. “In Your Words” is a section of our website dedicated solely to that!

So please, tell us your story!

 

Marie, dear Marie, oh, what have you done?
This year's dolls exude both beauty and fun
Oh, how can I pick out my favorite ONE?

If I order too many, my husband will yell!
I'll say, "Honey, I NEED the new Adora Belle!
So pretty and petite in her red gown.
She's ready to party when we visit her hometown.

Which baby would you like to hold and to hug?
I know some will reply; "It's Hershy Hugs!"
Baby Abby is the answer for me,
"Too cute," and she's sculpted by our own Marie!
But others will say, "I love Katie Sue!" or maybe you
prefer the charm of Baby Bru

My appetite for dolls could be satisfied
with lots of food-theme dolls lined up side-by-side,
There's the Too Sweets and Adora Belle Sprinkles
Rag-a-Muffins of chocolate-raspberry and cherry,
plus Banana Cream pie, for our doll friend Sherry.

I must have chocolate, so it's Kiss Someone Keepsake
her smiling face is sweet as can be!

Donny Osmond won't show up on my doorstep to sing
So the Baby Donny doll will be the next best thing!

Oh, dear Marie, What else will this year bring?

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Marie!

Thank you so much for bringing back "The little girl in me." I received my latest doll from one of your QVC appearances, Edrie, and she is simply breath-taking. I can't keep my eyes off her - from her soft hair locs to the exquisite artistic design of her dress, down to her beautiful shoes. I'm an artist who craves color and Edrie has all the colors from a rainbow. I too, grew up as the only sister in my family who always loved dolls.
I couldn't get enough of them!! As I grew older, all but one doll was given to younger girls in the church that my family and I attended - I still have that one doll in my armoire.
When I reached "29", I longed for my dolls so I started my journey to find "the right dolls" to fill my home. But I didn't want just any doll. Dolls are the special friends that us girls grow up with and I have found the older I get, the more I miss having them in my home. The beginning to the end of my journey was met while searching the internet one night four years ago. I realized the lovely reminder that special friends are always nearby. I googled your name and was so thrilled to find what you had done to your love of dolls. I have admired you for so many years and am so excited that your love of dolls has turned into an exciting (yet busy) career for you.
I'm very proud of you and look forward to the day to have Edrie signed by you at a future signing. Until then, she is safely sitting high on a shelf in my art room with my other Marie Osmond Dolls.

Such heaven us girls have in life!

Bless you,
Kathy P.

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Hi Marie!

My daughter and I want to tell you how much she loves your dolls. She has several Babies a Bloom dolls. She loves them because they can wear real baby clothes. Her collection has expanded and now includes a very special porcelain doll and a Tiny Tot. Thanks for creating such a beautiful collection of dolls!

Sincerely,
Adrienne and Gillian H.

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Hi Marie!

I would like to pass onto you my utter joy at having taken advantage of the "Too Sweets Collection!" For Me, they've truly been the gift I gave myself that keeps on giving! I've received two installments of these sweet little dolls so far and they never fail to make me smile whenever I pick them up. It's such a treat when a delivery containing the next set arrives, and as fate would have it, I was having an especially challenging day each time a shipment came. Opening those boxes, and playing with these tiny chocolate treasures, flipped the script on what began as difficult days for me... just like a piece of real good dark decadent chocolate... but without the calories!! Woo-hoo!

Thanks so much for coming up with these dolls!

Best!
Juli R.

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Hello Marie,

I am a fan of you, your family and of course your dolls! Last year concerning I bought one of the Hershey Doll's for my mother after we saw you and your family on Oprah (Loved it). She has Alzheimer's and can not remember too much, and constantly will ask questions all day about something we just told her 2 minutes ago, but boy she waited each day for her doll (she remembered that I ordered one for her). You were amazing by sending a doll for me from your butterfly collection. That to me was beyond any thing I expected. I bought your Olive May doll since then from the 50th anniversary of the Osmond's, and I got an Adora Belle from the Dancing with the Stars! I totally love each doll I have! I cannot wait until I am able to purchase Baby Lucy, I have loved that woman (Lucille Ball) for as long as I remember. I saw you and Donny on Bonnie Hunt and got a chance to see the doll.

Thank you for taking the time to read this. I know how busy you are especially doing the show in Vegas. I have been a huge fan of you and your family. Here is how bad I love you guys..... My cell phone is only loaded with Osmond Music (even Video's from the 50th Anniversary).

You and your family are the best. I thank God for him allowing us to enjoy you and your family's music all these years! Thank you again Marie!

Ms. Jamie D
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Dear Marie,

On Saturday last June, doll friends from Utah had the opportunity to attend an "Express Yourself" event at Saving Graces Doll Shoppe in Provo,k hosted by owner Maria Brady. We were so happy to have Paula Hart, designer of the clothing of the "Express Yourself" doll in attendance (she lives close by) to help us individualize our pinafore for this darling doll. We used fabric pens, the Marie Osmond glitzer, stamps and our creative minds to design our pinafores. Paula brought several pictures of pinafores she had decorated to give us ideas. The doll box comes with a paper that has great ideas on how to decorate the pinafore, a great help for those of us that aren't creative. We had tons of fun - laughing, conversing with other MO doll friends and snacking on the wonderful food that Maria had for us. Everyone in attendance received "goody bags". Charisma sent hats, shirts and the grand prize drawing of an "artist proof" doll for giveaways. A wonderful day was had by all!

Thank you Marie, Charisma, and Maria for making this a one of a kind event!

Claudia L.
Providence, UT

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Marie,

I wanted to thank you for the "Baby Adora Belle" line. Baby Adora Belle reminds me of my daughter when she was young, especially Baby Adora Santa Belle. You see when my father was alive we would have big old fashioned Christmas'. One Christmas, when we were all gathered at my parents home, my daughter (five at the time) found the Santa Suit my brother-in-law wore just about an hour earlier. Well she decided to put the jacket, hat and beard on. She came downstairs calling out HO HO HO! She then sat on the bottom step and had her 11 year old brother sit on her lap to tell her what he wanted for Christmas! Needless to say, we all grabbed cameras and I have such a beautiful picture of my little blonde baby girl playing Santa! I can't begin to tell you the memories that comeback now when I look at her. She is sitting next to my tree with a picture of my "little Santa." My daughter is 19 now, married with a 16 month old daughter of her own and creating her own "Magic of Christmas." Memories like the ones I have of her.
Thank you for the Baby Adora Belle line, because it brings such joy to this middle-aged, empty nester! I can't believe I just admitted I'm in my mid 40's!!! (I cried when I got the Baby Adora Belle-Mother O Collection, it's so beautiful, just like my daughter) As a side note, when you were on Dancing with the Stars last year, my daughter would sit with me every Monday and Tuesday night along with my grand daughter and cheer you on! We have wonderful memories of that and my daughter ased that she receive my Dancing Dolls when I'm called home because those memories are so precious to us both. Also, I have been a fan since the 70's and we've "grown up" together. Next year, I'll turn 45 and I'm hoping for a gift of a Marie Osmond doll! I love you and your entire family. All of you are like my own family and it was because of your family that I found my way home and became a member of the church! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

P.S. Tell Donny I LOVE HIM TOO! LOL

Lisa E.

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Dear Marie,

Last week, my precious 2 1/2 year old nephew Brett was visiting, and when he sleeps at my house, he sleeps on an inflated mattress on the floor in my bedroom. I keep a nightlight on for him, it's a holiday bubble nightlight, when the liquid inside heats up, it bubbles, he loves to watch the bubbles and eventually falls asleep. I have a Baby Donny Doll, I lve it, Baby Donny sits on a wooden chest in my bedroom.
Marie, my brother put Brett down for a nap, and after a while went and checked on him, he comes back and says "Jean, Brett has your DOnny Doll". We went to my room Marie and at some point Brett took my Donny doll and set it on the floor next to the mattress for the "two" of them to look at the bubbles in the nightlight! I thought, how precious! My brother apologized if Brett had broke the doll in any way, he knows how much I treasure that doll. I told him "Don't worry, these dolls are made to be handled, it's fine".


That's my story :)

Jean I. H..

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Dear Marie,

I purchased this little wonder, "The Little Things" last April. I "adopted" her because of something my father told us children on his deathbed. He was a very wise man. He said "look for the little things in life as that could be me trying to contact you!" When I saw this cutie gazing in complete surprise and wonderment at the butterfly that landed on her finger, and saw what she was called, I knew I had to buy her! When I got her she was so much more that I hoped. She's beautiful! I have her sitting in a chair in my bedroom along with her friend "Olive." Behind them is a special friendship pillow reminding me that we are all friends if we only have the courage to open ourselves to all. She is the first thing I see when I wake up. She's a special reminder to me that each day is special, and that rather than riches and fame, it's the little things in life that truly make you happy... the hugs from my grandson, the chats by phone we share, the week I get to spend with him this August, and all the fun we're going to have. This little cutie is a reminder of all the special times I shared with my father, and all the special "little things" he taught me throughout my life.

Thank you so ver much Marie for all the joy you bring to so many with your dolls. You and your crew really do have a gift!

Sincerely,

Debbie F.

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Dear Marie,

I'd like to pass onto you my utter joy over the "Too Sweets Collection!" For me, they've truly been the gift I gave myself that keeps on giving! I've received 2 of these sweet little doll so far and they never fail to make me smile whenever I pick them up. It's such a treat when a delivery containing the next set arrives, and as fate would have it, I was having an especially challenging day each time a shipment came. Opening those boxes, and playing with these tiny chocolate treasures, flipped the script on what began as difficult days for me... just lke a piece of real good dark decadent chocolate... but without the calories!! Woo-hoo! Thanks so much for coming up with these dolls!

Best,

Juli R.

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Dear Marie,

This is just a not to thank you for the wonderful ideas and concepts that you and your team come up with to make doll collecting so much fun! I have always loved and collected dolls, but your doll line truly stands out for me for it's original ideas and wonderful costuming.
A perfect example of this would be "Twas the Night Before Christmas" doll. I knew as soon as I saw her picture that she was a must have for me. We read this story every Christmas Eve to our four children... So that alone was reason enough for me to add her to my collection.
But when I saw her adorable little nightgown with the story all around it really caught my eye.
I had already ordered my children's Christmas pajamas back in October, and my daughter's gowns were so similar to the gown on this doll. I knew I had to have her then... just for the cute pictures I could take. You know, as Mom's we have to have our pictures. :) When the doll arrived I was so excited and she was just as adorable as her pictures. I can't wait to incorporate her into the tradition of reading our children this classic Christmas story. Thank you for making dolls that can truly become heirlooms and be such a special part of our family traditions. I know we will enjoy this doll along with so many others for many years to come. I'm enclosing a picture of my children with the "Twas the Night Before Christmas doll."

Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!

Sincerely,

Whitney

Twas The Night
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Dear Marie,

I just wanted to drop you a quick note and tell you how much I love your dolls! I have always loved dolls, and when I saw one of yours (a "Rag-a-Muffin") I fell in love with them! So, when I had my first and only baby girl two years ago, I wanted to share my passion with her. I decided that I would buy her a special doll, from mommy to her, for each birthday. SO for her first birthday, I bought her "Babies in Bloom". She loves it! Especially when the doll giggles! When she truned two in June, I wanted to buy her a second doll. I am very picky about the dolls I buy, and they have to envoke a feeling in me when I look at them. I want the doll to remind me of her whin I look at it. I had seen that you were coming out with a new doll, "Buttons and Bows - Chocolate Anyone?", and I anxiously awaited my first glimpse of her. I finally got the glimpse today, and I am so glad that I waited! She is absolutely perfect and is going to be my purchase for my daughter's second birthday!!
Thank you so much for creating these dolls. They are more than just material and fabric. They are memories that last a lifetime. And you can't put a price on that!

Sincereely,

Connie H.

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Dear Marie,

I know I am probably just one of zillions of emails you get. I am a Marie Osmond doll fan and I was so fortunate to be able to attend her brunch / signing last week in Vegas. I want to extend to you and to Marie a sincere , heartfelt thank you. I was so overwhelmed on how beautiful and special everyone made this brunch be. I got to meet and spend time with many doll friends and feel like I have made some friendships! I was so overwhelmed by the beautiful gifts that were in our gift bags. You all went so above and beyond. Thank you for providing us the opportunity to attend these special events. Thank you to Marie for making my two days in Vegas so special. Being a single mom, my Marie dolls are few and not as much as I used to be able to. But I treasure them so much more when I am able to get them. I end up buying them for myself , for my family doesn't believe in doll giving. But that is okay. I treasure those I have and the few I have been able to buy over the past few years especially. I was able to come home with not only the treasure you provided us in the bags, but was able to obtain two other dolls through the Charisma table. For this I thank you so very much. I am due to go back to Vegas next month and I hope to find one of the too sweets dolls in the shop. I didn't have the funds to get one of those and would love to do so next month. That will be my christmas present to me. Thank you for a delicious brunch, and such a wonderful afternoon. And a special Thank you to Marie for spending so much of her time with us. She is a true jewel. My heart is always with Marie and her love of dolls and I love her dolls too. I wish I could buy more, but for the few I can buy, I so truly treasure.

Thank you again. I hope to attend another doll event in Vegas if you have it while she is still there.

-Blessings to all.

Marla in covina.

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Dear Marie,

Last Thanksgiving we were blessed to have my sister's exchange student share our holiday with us. Fabian is from Denmark spending a year herein Central New York as a Junior in high school. I always host Thanksgiving and I know Fabian was a little homesick, and because they don't celebrate Thanksgiving, I thought it would be a nice gesture to have a food dish that he may be missing from home, so my sister volunteered to make it with Fabian's help. Thanksgiving came and when my sister walked proudly into my home with her native Denmark dish - everyone took notice!! The smell of fish won over my delicious turkey aromas and when it came time to fill our plates everyone kindly admired the herring, potato, onion concotion, but no one added it to their traditional turkey and fixings. Fabian was the only one who ate the dish!! So as much as we were glad to experiment with new traditions, the herring dish will not be on the buffet this year!!

Happy Thanksgiving, Fabian!

E is for experimenting!

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Dear Marie,

As a woman, women's health issues are, of course, a great interest to me. As such, when Marie came out with the Adora Belle for the Cure, she was a doll that I wanted to add to my collection. I had her displayed with another doll that had great significance to me, the (Marie Doll Friends) MDF Brings Tranquility Doll.  I think  that both dolls signify a wonderful sisterhood. When the first greeting card doll came out, I knew that I would like to add her to my collection also. I NEVER dreamed of how the second one would come to be added to the group!  My daughter gave her to me a few weeks after I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

My  husband and I were in Las Vegas in July to see two of Donny and Marie's shows. During one of the days when we were waiting to head to the theater, we decided to walk around and see what the town had to see. We had walked about six hours up and down "The Strip" when I had a pain in my chest.  When I put my hand to my chest, I felt a lump about the size of a grape in my breast.  Now I had just had a mammogram and an ultrasound in April so I just couldn't believe that the lump was there and that it was so big.  I admit that I hadn't been adamant about my self-exams the previous months because I had just had the tests and I was busy planning my daughter's wedding. If I hadn't been in Vegas to see Donny and Marie and I hadn't been doing all of that walking, I'm not sure I would've found this lump anytime soon.

I had it checked immediately when we got back and found out on Aug. 14 that the test results were positive for Stage 2 breast cancer. The doctor was greatly relieved that I had found the lump because she said if we hadn't found it before the next scheduled mammogram in Oct., we would've been dealing with a completely different picture.

My daughter got married on Aug. 30 and my chemo began on Sept. 2.  I have shared my journey with my Marie Doll Friends (MDF) family and have gained great strength  from them. They have shared my ups and downs, my struggles, my worries, my fears, and my laughs.  I try to always stay positive and it really is fairly easy to do because of the support that I receive from them.  I even received a sweet email from Karen Scott last week. Shortly after reading Karen's email, I had gotten into the shower. When I got out, I caught a glimpse of myself and my bald head in the mirror.  Now, a day earlier, this same glance caused shock and pain but that day, I burst out laughing.  I am sure it was because I had met with the plastic surgeon the day before and I had that and Karen on my mind and this time when I saw my head in the mirror, I saw Karen sitting at that table at QVC with all of those doll heads sitting there. I thought, "Oh my gosh!  I look like one of those doll heads sitting there on the table, waiting for an artist like Karen to paint my makeup on, waiting for the plastic surgeon to sculpt my body and waiting for the 'Master Sculptor' to decide what kind of hair I will have when it grows back in."  Now when I look in the mirror, it's not traumatic, it's humorous!  God really has a sense of humor because I am sure that He is the one behind the events that led up to my feeling better about losing my hair.

God also keeps reminding me that the bad things end when they are supposed to and then you go on to the next step.  When I first met with the oncologist, she asked me if I wanted to not have chemo during the week of Thanksgiving because I would feel lousy for the holiday if I had chemo that week.  (I have chemo every other Tuesday.)  I told her that I wanted to stay on target and not delay anything. So she got out her calendar and wrote down each scheduled chemo treatment beginning with Sept. 2 and ending on DECEMBER 9th!!!!!!  (When she said the date, I replied, "Donny Osmond's birthday."  She said, "Well, that's interesting."  My friend said, "Well, you would just have to understand the significance of it all.")

You see, that told me something that I already knew but it was good to be reminded!  Bad things do happen in life but God is right there beside us, walking with us but also carrying us when necessary
AND those bad things do come to an end.  He also brings people into our lives to make the journeys more interesting, more fun, more tolerable, and more enjoyable.  Whether He brings those people to us through the radio, television, next-door, a doctor's office, the internet, or doll collecting, they all have a purpose in our life.

I am so thankful for all of the people who God has brought into my life and I treasure each of them and their significance in my life and my life's journeys.  Seeing the breast cancer dolls in my collection are constant reminders of the fight before me but also stand for all of those who have fought this fight before me and how many have supported the fight for the cure!  My  fight is easier because of all of those who have fought before me and all of the money that has been raised for that fight.  I am not in this battle alone and that inspires me constantly.

Although I don't like having my picture taken and don't really like to share pictures of myself, I think that these are an important part of my story since they are part of the journey...  

Tammy B.
(excerpt from Tammy’s original letter)

 

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Dear Marie,

I hope you get to read this e-mail.  I was just watching Oprah and saw a re-airing of your family. I just loved it and love your family. I am from Idaho and my parents also had 9 children. We grew up watching the Donny and Marie show.  I loved your show and appreciate the good values and strong family ethics that you and your family stand for. I watched you and Donny quite faithfully a few years ago when the two of you came together again with your talk show. My Mother especially loved the Osmonds.  She is very musically talented and has a voice of an angel.  My mother was diagnosed with Multiple Meyloma cancer 3 years ago and she just passed away before Christmas.

She was in a lot of pain and would sit in her chair and watch a lot of TV to get her mind off of her pain.  She became hooked on "Dancing with the Stars".  She was so excited that you were on the show.  She was obsessed and would call each of her daughters after the show to talk about it.  She has 5 daughters.  The oldest passed away in 1987, she was 20 and had Leukemia.  I am next and live in Boise.  My other 3 sisters live in Idaho and Utah.  We
all quickly became big fans of “Dancing with the Stars as well.”  It gave us something to also take our minds off of our mothers pain and focus on some fun entertainment.  My sisters and I wanted to surprise my Mom with one of your dolls. We decided to give her one for Christmas.  However, my Mother's health slipped quickly and when we all realized she wouldn't make it to Christmas; we gave it to her the day before she died.  She slightly opened her eyes and whispered "cute" when she saw the doll.

Thank you for making a bright spot in my Mother's last days on this earth. She was a big fan.

Good luck with you endeavors in bringing good wholesome entertainment to our homes and families.  We love it and seek after it!!

Sincerely,
Natalie H.

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Dear Marie,

I would just like to thank you for your support during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating a share of the proceeds from the sale of your dolls.
I have been an avid fan of yours since my teens, and yes Donny too! One of my favorite memories is seeing your family perform in concert in 1976. My room was practically wallpapered in Osmond posters back then. I have been collecting your dolls for several years now and they have brought much happiness into my life. Through the love of collecting your dolls I have met some wonderful people and made many friends when I became a member of the Marie Doll Friends Forum. If it wasn’t for you, this group would not exist. It is you Marie that brought us all together and I have to thank you for that.

What are some of my favorite Marie dolls?  Wow, so many it’s hard to choose. I just love Marie’s dolls.  I guess among my favorites are the Fairies, Adora Belles, Once Upon A Dress, and although I don’t have any yet, I just love the series Becoming ButterfliesSerenity is gorgeous!  Oh, and now there are two Baby Olive Marie’s with totally different looks that will have to one day find their way to my home.  After my diagnosis earlier this year I didn’t add any dolls to my collection.  Maybe it’s a good sign that I’m feeling better, because just within the past few weeks I purchased Ping Lau's Baby Mermaid and I just ordered Adora Belle with the Dennis Basso coat.  
I can’t wait to get her!  I guess I’m on a roll!  Honestly, there’s not a Marie doll that I don’t like.  The truth is Marie’s dolls are addicting…you can’t stop with one and the problem is my house just isn’t big enough!

In February I was informed that my yearly mammogram was abnormal. The results of a second mammogram supported the first. From there I had a biopsy which verified that I had early stage breast cancer. I can not stress enough the importance of women having regular mammograms. I’ve learned that they can be life savers and although I wish I didn’t have to go through what I have, I feel very lucky that it was caught in time thanks to a mammogram. Since then I have had two lumpectomies and received radiation treatment through a device inserted into my breast called a mammosite, which keeps the radiation localized to that specific area needing treatment. We’ve come a long way thanks to those like you Marie who support cancer research. Just today I visited my oncologist regarding genetic testing to see if I am a carrier of the BRCA-1 or BRCA -2 gene, which in knowing if I am or not will allow me to make further decisions regarding preventative measures that I might wish to take. My mother and aunt are both breast cancer survivors so I realize that there is a possibility that I may carry this gen e.

  This has been a difficult year for me and I have definitely had my ups and downs, but I want you to know Marie that some of my biggest supporters were the many members of the MDF Forum. I received cards, emails and much needed prayers from these wonderful people, many of whom I haven’t even personally met, yet they took the time to let me know that they were thinking about me and keeping me in their prayers. They definitely lifted my spirits and at the same time visiting the forum was a way for me to take my mind off of all that I was going through because of a shared love and admiration for you and your dolls. You Marie and your beautiful dolls and the wonderful members of the Marie Doll Friends Forum helped bring a sense of normalcy into my life when I needed it most. I believe the worst is over for me now, but I realize for so many others it is just beginning. Early detection is imperative and support for this cause is greatly needed. Thank you Marie for supporting this wonderful cause. Thank you for being the person that you are and thank you for helping me through a rough period in my life even though you didn’t know you did. Well, you know it now!

My Best To You Always,
Donna S.


Dear Marie,

wanted to let you know that tonight you brought me some happiness and even a slight laugh or two as I watched you on QVC.
I started purchasing some of your dolls back in 2006. As a man, it probably seemed a bit odd that I would be interested in something such as dolls, but I just saw them to be beautiful collector items. My wife, Michele, encouraged me to go ahead and 'take the plunge' and buy my first doll which I did late that year. She thought it was great that there was this side to me...that is, that a guy could appreciate something as beautiful as one of your dolls which would normally perhaps not appeal to man or be considered too 'feminine' for a man to like. With that first doll purchase, my wife and I would try to catch your different appearances on QVC and over the course of the last year and a half I purchased about 6 of your dolls. My wife surprised me for my birthday in 2007 and bought me the
'Cream Puff' doll which I had considered buying, but had been debating between getting it or one of the other dolls I'd seen you talk about on one of your QVC appearances. This doll turned out to be one of the most beautiful dolls in my collection.

Unfortunately my wife was diagnosed with recurrent cancer in 11/06 and since that time had been battling this horrible disease with much grace and dignity even though as time went on the complications became worse and the outlook more bleak. We would often sit and watch you on QVC because we both enjoyed hearing you talk about your faith and basic philosophy about life. This past June 1 I lost my beautiful wife of just two years. She was just 50 yrs old. So tonight as I sat in our family room with tears in my eyes watching you, I thought of her and her beautiful smile and laughter and know she would want me to stay positive and not grieve over her passing as much as I have so far. So I just wanted to thank you for bringing some happiness and perhaps even a little joy to me this evening as I continue to fondly and lovingly remember my beautiful wife. Thank you for just being you and for touching people's lives as you've touched ours with your humor, sincerity and love of life.

God Bless
Steve F.

Dear Marie,

My wife and I went to our first doll signing with our one and only doll, bought specificaly to have you sign it and give us the opportunity to meet you. Since I had chosen our first doll, I asked my wife to choose one. You have to understand that my wife is not a doll collector, and was not thrilled by my sudden interest in dolls. So we are looking at all the beautiful dolls on display when my wife says to me, "That is the doll that I want".

She was referring to Adora Belle Doll for the Cure, which we purchased and got signed by you. This doll remains very special to both of us. At the time my wife had just recently underwent breast cancer surgery. Thanks to early detection and the skill of her doctors, she is now a three year breast cancer survivor. Since then we have added Adora Bitty Belle Doll for the Cure, and Doll for the Cause. Marie, I cannot thank you and Charisma enough for these three beautiful dolls which hold such special meaning for us.

My collection has grown since that first doll, and I now have many beautiful dolls to enjoy, along with many doll friends I can share my passion with. No matter how many dolls I have though, none will be more precious than the one my wife picked out.


Paul H.



Dear Marie,

I have collected your dolls for years, in fact, your 1st sculpt of Olive May in the blue dress was my first ever Marie Osmond doll and since that time, my collection has grown and grown and grown; I have dolls in every room of my house. I didn't start collecting until after my divorce and since I wasn't lucky enough to have children, and since I am an only child, and since I have never remarried and probably won't, even though I'm only 50 yrs old, I spoil myself with your dolls. Like you always say, they make my home a beautiful place, and I love to come home every night and see them sitting everywhere. Well, back to the point of my email, I just received Baby Olive Marie and she is just beautiful! All your dolls are beautiful, but you've outdone yourself with this one; you and Karen did a fantastic job with this doll and your mothers design for the dress is the icing on the cake. But, since the doll is you, you had a wonderful subject, you are a wonderful and beautiful person inside and out. Thanks for taking care of us doll collectors, your line gets better and better year after year. Keep up the good work. God Bless You and Your Family.

Debbie T.
Poplar Bluff, MO



Dear Marie,

I enjoy watching you on QVC and Dancing With The Stars. I'm writing to you because I've heard you talk about butterflies and their significance. My Mom died a few years ago at too young of an age. We had gone to the church for the funeral, and on the way past her house on the drive to the graveyard, we saw a sight never to be forgotten. It still gives me chills, but her porch was covered in butterflies. It touched my heart so much.

I recently purchased your doll The Little Things because she is holding a butterfly. Now when I look at her, I think about my Mom. Her name was Mary Adele, and if you ever need a new name for a doll, please consider hers. I would feel so honored, and I know she would be too. I always wanted to call in to QVC when you were on to tell you this story, but I was afraid I couldn't get through it without crying.

I know you are so very busy, so take care and don't work too hard. Thank you for listening.

Sincerely,

Rhonda
Bellefonte, PA




Dear Marie,

I purchased this little wonder last April. I "adopted" her because of something my father told us children on his deathbed. He was a very wise man. He said "look for the little things in life as that could be me trying to contact you!" When I saw this cutie gazing in complete surprise and wonderment at the butterfly that landed on her finger, and saw what she was called, I knew I had to buy her! When I got her she was so much more than I hoped. She's beautiful! I have her sitting in a chair in my bedroom along with her friend, "Olive." Behind them is a special friendship pillow reminding me that we are all friends if we only have the courage to open ourselves to all. She is the first thing I see when I wake up. She's a special reminder to me that each day is special, and that rather than riches and fame, it's the little things in life that truly make you happy... the hugs from my grandson, the chats by phone we share, the week I get to spend with him this August, and all the fun we're going to have. This little cutie is a reminder of all the special times I shared with my father, and all the special "little things" he taught me throughout my life. Thank you so very much Marie for all the joy you bring to so many with your dolls. You and your crew really do have a gift.

Sincerely,

Debbie Fairow
Sioux Falls, SD