Johnny Gruelle's rag doll with a heart has been endearing herself to children since 1918. This doll was made in the 1960s.©2012 The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Inc.
Photo by Black Market
For my 4th birthday, my great-grandmother made me a beautiful dress that I wore for my party. When I opened her gift to me, a wonderful hand-made Raggedy Ann doll wearing the same dress as me, I was overjoyed! While I no longer have the Raggedy Ann doll, I do have the dress and whenever I look at it I think of my great-grandmother and her thoughtful and creative gifts she made for me over the years. - Jennifer, Indianapolis