Who is Holly Hobbie?

Toys, activities, furnishings and other collectibles featuring Holly Hobbie

“American Greeting Card Company deserves kudos for creating lovable Holly Hobbie, originally a greeting card ‘character’ who has now been really put to work in a line of Christmas card originals, paper party goods, gift wrap, decoupage kits, wall plaques, figurines, collector plates and more.”
Democrat and Chronicle (Rochester, New York), December 3, 1973

“Over-abundant bonnets, high-topped shoes and aprons are common trademarks of Holly Hobbie’s nostalgic characters. Her rural New England background is prominent in the old-fashioned appeal of her art. Educated at Pratt Institue of Aret, she is married to a college professor and has two daughters, a son, and a large orange cat which pops up from time to time in her drawings.”
– Florida Today (Cocoa, Florida), March 7, 1974

“Holly Hobbie is the character that decorates so many American Greetings cards. She’s the old-fashioned girl dressed in calico with lace-up boots and an enormous sunbonnet. Her bonnet is so large that her face is usually completely hidden by it.”
– The Tennessean (Nashville, Tennessee), December 7, 1978

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30+ Vintage Holly Hobbie toys and activities from the seventies & eighties

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