In honor of Valentine’s Day coming up this week I’d like to mention one of my favorite
exceptions: the One Love doll.
Most dolls start in a doll manufacturer’s design studio, first as concepts and then drawings and designs.
Another common start for a doll’s journey is in the pages of a book… think Winnie the Pooh, Raggedy Ann or Peter Rabbit as examples.
But what makes the ‘One Love’ doll so unique, is that as far as I know, she is the only doll whose origins were inspired by the lyrics of a song!
The song was ‘One Love’ by Bob Marley. Bob Marley’s daughter then wrote a sweet little children’s book based on her dad’s song, and it was illustrated by Vanessa Brantley-Newton.
And that’s how this adorable little doll came to be. Song lyrics!
As you can see, she has a Valentine’s Day red dress decorated with polka dot hearts and the words One Love. Want to get a ‘One Love’ doll for someone you love? click here to go to her page on our site.