*****THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED – OUR WINNER IS STEPHANIE RAYMOND!*****
Alright Smarty readers, we have an amazing Smarty giveaway for all of you who have American Girl doll lovers in your life. With Christmas right around the corner (it will sneak up on us before we know it!), the timing could not be more perfect!
We are giving away one Maryellen Larkin™ Beforever American Girl doll to one very lucky smarty reader!
This little Clark nugget was ALL smiles when she found out that this sweet new doll would be a part of her American Girl Doll family at Casa de Clark ☺
Here’s what my little American Girl Doll had to say about Maryellen:
“I think she grew up in a time that it was kind of hard to be a girl, but she doesn’t let that stop her from speaking up for what she believes in. Even though back then it wasn’t a popular thing for girls to be friends with boys, that didn’t stop her being best friends with Davy, or being friends with Angela, even though she’s Italian and a lot of people back then didn’t like people who were from Italy. She also has some really fun clothes and I can’t wait to wear her matching cozy Pajamas!” Looks like someone is already making up her Christmas list ☺
Maryellen is not only ‘Totes Adorbs”, as my daughter called her, but she is also the Winner of the 2015 National Parenting Publications (NAPPA) Silver Award. What makes her so special? Where do I begin?!!! This 1950’s inspired doll, Ellie (her nickname) is an enthusiastic, optimistic, ambitious and imaginative girl. She comes from a large family, so while she longs to stand out, sometimes feels lost in the shuffle. She had polio when she was only seven years old during the Polio Epidemic of 1952, and as a result, one leg is weaker than the other and suffers from cold sensitive lungs, which by they way, she is determined to overcome! Despite her disability, she is a fast runner, excellent swimmer and loves roller skating.
As a mother of a young daughter, I love that regardless of what life has thrown at her, she is an absolute leader who isn’t afraid to stand up for what’s right – not an easy thing to do as a young girl in the 50’s era. Maryellen’s friends call her “the one, and only” because there’s no one in the world quite like her. American Girl describes her as an inventive girl who stands out from the crowd.
Side note – if you have a girl who is a Brownie or Girl Scouts, this is THE American Girl Doll for you! Did I mention she was once a Brownie and recently graduated to Girl Scouts when she entered the 4th grade? Your daughter, niece, granddaughter etc… will love reading all about Maryellen in the classic book that she comes with.
To learn more about Maryellen Larkin and the Beforever American Girl Doll line, go to their web site, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and American Girl’s Instagram page. To request a free American Girl catalogue, call 1-800-845-0005.
if you’re local, you can always pick one up at the American Girl Doll store at their South Park location.
Want to win this amazing American Girl Doll for the special girl in your life?! It’s easy to enter. Just complete these 3 simple steps:
1. Subscribe to our Smarty e-newsletter. You MUST be a subscriber for your chance to win! Not subscribed? Get signed up here!
2. Share this post on your Facebook wall and tag American Girl on Facebook, Let us know in the comments below after you complete.
3. Tell us (by posting in the comments below) why your child loves American Girl.
Once we validate that you’ve completed all the steps above, your name will be put into the drawing in. Our winner will be announced in our Smarty e-newsletter on September 24, so be on the lookout! Good luck Smarties!