Friday, July 4, 2014

July 4th – Independence Day

I love the 4th of July!  It is a national patriotic holiday that is celebrated in the United States.   It began back on July 4th 1776, when the U.S. declared independence from Great Britain. 

We love to dress ourselves (and even our Barbie dolls) in red, white, and blue stars and stripes for this festive occasion.  It’s celebrated with family picnics, barbeques, parades, patriotic music, and spectacular fireworks displays.

Amazingly, there are no official 4th of July Barbie dolls.  There are dolls that can be displayed for the occasion, such as dolls from the “Stars and Stripes” Series featuring Barbie and Ken dressed in their various military uniforms, or colonial period dolls such as Patriot Barbie and George Washington Barbie.  

The one doll that I think is perfect for the occasion is the Statue of Liberty Barbie Doll from 1996.  She wears a stunning red, white, and blue gown.  The other Statue of Liberty Doll, which debuted in 2011, unfortunately wore a sea foam green colored gown.

Statue of Liberty Barbie (1996)

As far as the vintage years, there were military uniforms and other vintage clothing which came in the correct patriotic colors, as well as the Olympic Gold Medal dolls who proudly wear their red, white, and blue.  There are also many handmade clothing items that are  available for sale and which are designed especially for this joyful occasion.

I hope where ever your plans may take you for this holiday, that you have a safe and a memorable one!  And may God continue to bless the United States of America!

Happy 4th of July!