This Sophie the Giraffe photo globe is a fantastic snow globe that your little one will love. Give it a shake and a galaxy of stars shoot and twinkle inside the dome. On one side of the globe is a figurine of Sophie the Giraffe backed by a scene showing a few of her friends in front of the Eiffel Tower. On the other side you can insert a photo of your own choosing and have it displayed with its own special sparkle! Made by Trousselier of Orly, France. Trousselier are French makers of classic charming high quality toys and music boxes which add a touch of dream world to any room or space. Sophie the giraffe was born on 25th May in year 1961...Saint Sophie's day. She was an immediate success. Sophie quickly became a “must have” in baby’s essentials. Designed to stimulate the senses and soothe teething gums, parents recognised right away the benefits of this little giraffe for their child. By simple word of mouth, the little giraffe's fame spread. Vulli, a company based in Rumilly in the Haute-Savoie region of France has continued to keep the jealously guarded secret of how this wonder toy is made. Sophie the Giraffe is still "traditionally" produced to this day, a process that involves more than 14 manual operations. Made from 100% natural rubber derived from the sap of the Hevea tree, Sophie’s flexible, renewable, natural materials and non-toxic paint mean she is a safe and natural teething toy for your little one. Since her creation in 1961 Sophie the Giraffe has wowed over 50 million babies (and parents!) worldwide with her natural beauty and charm, and her retro style has ensured that she has remained fashionable for over 50 years.