Christinas’s Instagram AnnaleeAdventures is a fun and festive inspiration for decorating with Annalee dolls. Christina has been a long time collector and always impresses us with her whimsical displays. Her mischievous elf displays are amazing.
Q+A With Christina
Tell Us Something Unique About You:
I have an Instagram account dedicated entirely to my collection of Annalee Dolls and the displays I create with them! A few years ago I decided to join the “elf on the shelf” trend with my Annalee elves. A few people suggested that I post my elf photos on Instagram, so I decided to give it a try. Now I share my display photos and my love of Annalee Dolls through posts, stories and reels. It’s so much fun! I love to decorate with Annalee dolls year round and display them in tiered trays, tablescapes and centerpieces. Some of my displays are purely decorative while others are absolutely for fun. Curating these arrangements gives me tremendous joy and personal satisfaction. The wonderful comments and compliments that I receive from friends, family and Instagram followers are a heartwarming bonus. Knowing that my displays make other people smile or laugh makes this hobby even more meaningful to me.
How Did You Start Collecting Annalee Dolls?
Thirty years ago my mother gave me a few Annalee dolls for Christmas and I was hooked. What started with a Santa, a Mrs Claus and a mouse has expanded over the years to a collection of several hundred Annalees and includes dolls for every season and holiday.
What’s Your Favorite Holiday to Decorate For? Why?
Christmas is my favorite holiday for decorating. Annalee dolls can be found everywhere in my house at Christmas time, even in the bathrooms! One of my Christmas trees is decorated entirely with Annalee ornaments and tree trimmers. There’s something magical about decorating for Christmas and transforming your home into a North Pole wonderland for a few weeks. With their sweet, smiling faces Annalee dolls provide the perfect starting point or finishing touch for all of my Christmas displays.
Do You Have a Favorite Annalee Design in Your Collection? Why?
The bakers are my favorites! I love to bake and I’m always excited to find new Annalee bakers. Most of my holiday displays include a baker mouse, but my Christmas display includes about three dozen bakers/candy makers. There are baker mice, elves, Santas, gingerbread folks and even a reindeer baker! I love their baker/chef hats and aprons and their yummy little goodies.