We told you recently about the 2015 American Girl of the Year, Grace Thomas ™. We know you’re thrilled because Grace is a super cool entrepreneur and let’s face it, she’s just precious – all of the American Girl Dolls are. We think Grace is a PERFECT addition AND we think you’re going to be really excited because Charlotte Smarty Pants is giving away one Grace Thomas ™ American Girl Doll to one lucky Smarty Reader!
Here’s what happened when my two sweet girls found out they were getting to have Grace Thomas come live at our house! They could not contain themselves! Yes there was shouting and jumping and so much smiling…
Here’s what they had to say about Grace Thomas and why they like her:
“I really like Grace’s outfit and her cute booties. I also like it that she has blue eyes like me. Her brown hair is so long and pretty. I think it is neat that she likes to bake. She has the cutest freckles.”
What would your little girl say about Grace?
The happiness on my girls’ faces was just too much when they saw her. I got excited just watching them open the box. Now, I know we all just came off Christmas and SWORE not to get anything new for a long time, but as you know these Girl of the Year Dolls don’t stick around too long. I’d go ahead and get yours today even if you save for that next birthday or Christmas.
If you happened to miss our first post about Grace earlier this month, here’s a bit more about her from the folks at American Girl:
In typical American Girl style, Grace Thomas™ has an inspirational message threaded throughout her life. She’s an avid baker with an entrepreneurial spirit and follows her dream of starting a baking business after a trip to Paris. Available for one year only, the Grace™ collection includes a beautiful 18-inch Grace doll featuring long dark brown hair, sparkling blue eyes plus several French-inspired outfits, accessories and toys that reflect her interests.
The 2015 Girl of the Year books – Grace, Grace Stirs It Up and Grace Makes it Great – introduce girls to an inventive, enthusiastic nine-year-old who is full of big ideas. To bring Graces story to life, a full-length movie will debut on DVD in Summer 2015. Perfect timing
To learn more about Grace and the Girl of the Year™ 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.
Lucky for us, we have our very own American Girl store right here in the QC! Make sure you check in and often as they’ll be hosting events all year long to celebrate Grace Thomas™ – bookmark this link!
Smarty Giveaway: One American Girl Grace Thomas (valued at $120)
****THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED – OUR WINNER IS TISH HUMPHRIES*****
Want to win an American Girl Doll Grace Thomas TM for your little one today you must do complete these 3 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 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.
You’re one step closer to having Grace Thomas™ join your family for 2015. All Smarties who complete the steps above (we will validate!) will be put into a drawing. Our winner will be announced in our Smarty e-newsletter on January 29 so be on the lookout! Good luck and Happy New Year!
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My 5 yr old daughter loves American girl and always wants to visit the store in South Park. She is always asking if she can go and get a new doll and Accessories to match. She would be one happy little girl if she would be able to win Grace. She would carry her and take her everywhere she went. I hope she wins!!!! American girl is her dream! We have perscribed to the newsletter and shared link with American girl tagged. This is our comments to win!!!!
Posted and Tagged American Girl on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=424432737719060&id=100004570126652&substory_index=0&pnref=story
My girls LOVE to cook and LOVE American Girl, so this would be the perfect doll for them to share!
Would love for this to be my Daughter’s first AG doll!!! She loves the catalogues!
My 12 year old daughter just adores the American Girl Dolls, she says that they are the most beautiful dolls in the world! She loves their stories, and adventures they experience in their lives. My daughter and I love Grace, she is so beautiful and we love the Paris theme. Your girls are so pretty and look so happy with Grace. I thank you and appreciate the chance to own her. Best Of Luck To Everyone! 🙂
We LOVE all of the American Girls! We have been to the AG store and had such a sweet time! The dolls, stories, and movies are perfect for any girl! Hoping to win Grace Thomas for my sweet girl! We have shared and tagged this post!
just shared on Facebook- we love American girl dolls because of the stories behind the girls.
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Shared on facebook
My daughter loves American Girl because the dolls have fun outfits and accessories!
I subscribed, shared this post and tagged American Girl!
Victoria loves American Girl because she is learning through play. By reading about each girl and the historical period in which they lived, she has learned so much and gained confidence in her reading. She loves to bake and Grace Thomas would be so loved by her!
Shared! My daughter loves Grace! She loves to bake as well. We love the American Girl stories. I love that they are good role models for young girls!
I subscribed and shared on Facebook.
My daughter loves to bake just like Grace. She loves all the different outfits and accessories that are available for American girl dolls. It makes playtime so fun. Her imaginary adventures are limitless!
Subscribed, shared and tagged! My girls enjoy playing American Girl together. They role play with the clothes, the pets, the horses, their kitchen. No shortage of things for the AGs to do and wear around here! They absolutely love visiting the store. I can understand why – it’s a wonderland even for us grown girls!
posted! My daughter loves American Girl because she says they are just like her!!
My 8 year old Grace is saving her Christmas money to buy “Grace”!
My daughters love being mommy to their dolls, getting them ready for bed, changing outfits to match theirs. Would love to win Grace Thomas!
My 9 year old loves American girl because she can dress her doll to match her clothes, take her shopping or to cheer, and a lot of her girl friends have dolls of their own so she could even bring them to sleep overs or play dates! She also loves to read the books and find out more about the girls which I think is awesome because I never had a doll when I was younger but I read all of the books and loved them! Thank you for the chance to win! (Completed all steps)
Shared on Facebook and tagged AG.
We love the encouraging stories that every AG has. We also love all of the accessories and dolls.
completed! This would be my 6 year old daughter’s first American Girl doll. My daughter loves baking just like Grace Thomas! she would be BEYOND excited to win! 🙂
Shared and tagged. We love Grace’s story.
my girls love american girl because the dolls allow them to use their creative minds and act out potential situations that could be their own lives…
My girls love American Girl because they are unique and they like the fact that they do the same things that they like to do.
She loves American girl because of the values it teaches and they are fun to play with.
Subscribed, shared and commented
She loves American girl because of the values it teaches and they are fun to play with.
My 7 year old daughter is saving her money for her first American Girl doll and has just recently said Grace is the doll she wants, because she wants to be a pastry chef just like her when she grows up. She would be thrilled to have Grace come home to live with her. I shared and tagged on facebook!! 🙂
I Shared on Facebook and I subscribe. My girls would love this.
Subscribed and shared/tagged! My daughter, Kendall, turns 8 on Jan 27th and she LOVES American Girl! She loves to play dress up and pretend her doll is her daughter. I love watching her use her imagination when playing with her doll!
my daughter loves AG because she likes being able to have the doll and read the stories about her!
My daughter loves American Girl dolls and would LOVE to have Grace!!! (I shared on FB and tagged American Girl)
My daughter Sidney loves American Girl. Grace loves to bake just like my daughter. Sidney had her birthday party there this past November. She even saved up her own money to buy Saige. (do you know how long it takes a 10 year old to buy an American Girl doll?)
subscribed, shared and tagged :)! My daughters love American girl dolls because they can use their imagination in playing and interacting with them and mostly they love to brush their hair ;)!
done all! Caroline loves Anerican Girl. She doesn’t have any sisters, but loves to play with her dolls like they are all sisters from one big family!
Shared and tagged. My daughter loves American Girl because of all the fun accessories!
The only thing my daughter ever plays with are dolls. AG is perfect for her. I love that the dolls have a story which will encourage her interest for years to come!
My 7yr old daughter has a great imagination and loves to role play with her American Girl dolls. Their stories inspire the adventures she creates with them. My daughter loves to cook just like Grace Thomas. Grace Thomas will be the perfect addition to my daughters creative playtime. Thank you CSP for considering our post!!!
I shared on my fb wall!
My 6 1/2 year old love Anerican Girl. She loves the dolls, books, pets and movies. She has Kit and Molly and enjoys learning their stories. We have watched their movies and she loves them. I love the positive message each doll has to offer, wether it’s a GOTY doll or a historical doll. She wants Grace for her 7th birthday this spring! She likes that Grace travels to Paris and likes to bake. She also likes Grace’s cute dog Bon Bon.
subscribed, shared and commented. My girl loves American Dolls because she’s very imaginative and fashionable with all the different clothes, shoes and hair styles.
My girls both love cooking and are very excited about Grace! We would love to win!
Subscribed and shared
My daughter loves AG. She loves to be able to dress them, do their hair, and have them join in with the family.
My girl loves American Girl because she knows that her little girl will one day play with her doll. These dolls are made to last!!!
My daughter, Hannah, not only loves the dolls themselves, she also gets really into the books & stories about each doll. This further encourages her love of reading (which makes me love AG too!).
She’s a creative child and the dolls promote creative play. Definitely a big win in the day of electronics!
My 10 year old daughter loves to play with American Girl dolls and is so creative with them! She has designed furniture for them, sewed clothes and bedding for them, and much more. I love how engaged she is with dolls and NOT electronics. I love how these dolls are keeping her a 10 year old when many girls her age are texting with friends and trying to get “likes” for selfies.
I subscribe and I shared on Facebook
My daughter is on the younger side of the American Girl demographic, but she still LOVES them because her older cousins each have one. I read all of the books when I was growing up and look forward to reading them with her in the future.
We love AG dolls because of the hours of fun and creative play they offer. We really want Grace because our doll needs a friend!!
Shared on my wall, tagged, and subscribed. My daughter is very excited about this particular doll because her name, my name, my mother, and my grandmother all share the name Grace in part of our name! American Girl dolls allow children to explore fun and new hobbies!
I tried to tag, hope I was successful. Also tweeted,@taryn221
We love American Girl Dolls. They are timely and have a doll that appeals to everyone and even looks like everyone. Great quality, too. The new one Grace, looks like my Laurel. 🙂
I completed all three steps. We love American girl because it allows for great creative and imaginative play.
Completed. My daughter likes American Girl for several reasons. First of all she likes their hair, to brush and fix in different ways. She enjoys playing make believe with her dolls that are similar to American Girl dolls, as she does not own an American Girl doll yet. It is common to find her playing quietly making furniture and shops/Cafes out of cardboard boxes as well as clothes, accessories, and blankets out of scarves, old tights and such.
She receives the catalogue and has checked out American Girl books form the library. We enjoy looking and reading these together. She likes to recall the dates and time periods the dolls are from. Like how life was for Caroline in 1812. Or that Julie came out the same year her parents were born.
Originally I think she started liking American Girl two years ago because her best friend got one, but has since developed a sincere like for American Girl.
We love American Girl! My 10 year old says she loves it because they are fun to play with. She loves all the neat accessories and sports theme outfits. I could go on and on. I love AG because it keeps my girls playing like children and allows them to be so creative.
Completed. My 8 yr old loves all the historical dolls. Her favorite is felicity because she rides a horse and she plays with doll and horses for hours. And this is the first GOTY doll she likes because of bakery shop and accessories. She would be thrilled to get Grace to add to her collection and have fun with her imagination. 🙂
She loves American Girl dolls and loves dressing them up in different fashions. Shared and tagged American Girl.
Posted it to facebook!
I have three boys but man oh man this would make the best Valentine’s day present ever for my four year old son’s best girlfriend – these dolls are so cute makes me wish for girls!
My daughter loved her first American Girl doll. She has been talking about Grace Thomas since she came out.
My daughter loves American Girl.
I completed the steps.
Not FB:( But my little girl loves everything American Girl!!!
All tasks completed! Like all the other parents here, my daughter LOVES American Girl dolls. She will watch the movies Netflix again and again and again. The messages and stories are so inspirational to her. Grace is a very special match in that my princess loves to bake at the tender age of seven! She helps me when i make brownies and cakes and loves to watch baking shows on TV. My wife happens to speak French and so Ella is fascinated by the language and the culture. Her mom has promised to take her when she turns 16. So the similarities between doll life and real life are a great match and I hope that I can surprise my “American Doll” with Grace for her birthday this year.
shared and tagged! and forgot to mention WHY my girls love AG so much — They love the stories and “personalities” that are associated with them, and I like that my girls are learning history AND how to use their imagination.
I posted to my facebook wall today and tagged AG. 1/22/2015 at 3pm ET
My daughter loves American Girl because they have stories, are fun to dress, and she loves to bake so this new girl will be right up her ally!!
(and my fb name is a little different than what I put, last name Dee)
My daughter loves EVERYTHING about American Girl… books, dolls, accessories, and that STORE. I honestly am not exactly sure WHY she does but I am glad that it is something that she is still interested in as she approaches her 10th birthday. She told me over the weekend that when she grows up, she will be an adult AG collector. 🙂
Shared and tagged on FB. And I’m already a subscriber!
Completed all entry requirements. We have two daughters who adore AG. I love to watch their imaginations at work, and the care they show their treasured playmates. 🙂
Subscribed and shared on Facebook. My girl loves American girl so much!! It’s the only time I see the imaginative side really shine in her by pretending to be a momma. She’d be thrilled to win this doll!!
My daughter would love her first American Girl Doll! Her name is Adalyn Grace so Grace would be perfect! Plus, Grace is super cute!
I forgot to say that I subscribed and shared.
Posted/tagged/subscribed. Alexa loves American Girl Dolls and books as she loves to learn about their personal stories and then create more of her own!
The dolls are so fun and little girls love them
My niece is mad for these dolls
My daughter loves the books and pretending with AG dolls!
Completed all 3. My Tess love American Girl Dolls because she loves the books that come with them and the personality the create for each of her 3 dolls.
I love the dolls and I am a grownup!
Tagged, Shared and subscribed.
My daughter is a newly found American Girl lover. She would LOVE to get this doll and have a friend for her one and only American Girl Doll. She loves to make up different scenerios and staging every day with her doll. Two dolls would be even better.
I’m a subscriber and have shared this post on Facebook. My 6 year old daughter loves AG dolls. She especially likes Grace because she has brown hair and blue eyes too. Her favorite thing about Grace is her patisserie she’s seen in the magazine. She would be THRILLED to win!!
Already subscribe, shared and tagged, My daughter lioves playing with the dolls and dressing them up.
love Grace. Our granddaughter has this name and lives it to the fullest! She has brown hair and blue eyes and loves Boots and cooking! She is kind and loving and thoughtful!
All steps done, thank you! Kaylee would love to win an American Girl doll and specifically this one to be a sister to her other 😉
My Niece LOVES American Girl Dolls. I would love to surprise her & be her favorite Aunt lol.
My daughter loves her American Girl dolls, and she everything AG books, dolls, accessories and LOVES LOVES the store.
completed all 3
Subscribed, posted and tagged! My daughter loves American Girl because she loves pretending to be “mommy.” She plays house, school and every other scenario imaginable with her dolls! She would love to have Grace Thomas as her new girl!
subscribed, posted and tagged! My kids love the american doll history (and so do I!)
Love watching my daughter play with dolls, pretending to be a school teacher. She would love an american girl doll. subscribed, posted, and tagged, and shared
Complete! My daughter is just starting to get into American Girl. She received her bitty twins for Christmas this year and will get her first American Girl doll for her Birthday this year. She loves looking at the catalog and marks almost everything in the book. Can’t wait to take her to the American Girl store for the first time sometime this year.
My daughter loves American Girl! She started with a Bitty Baby, Emily Elizabeth, that she carried so much that we had to send her to the American Girl Hospital for an arm repair. She then got the Bitty Twins, Layla and Ronald–and then we carried THREE babies everywhere we went. The bitty babies now stay at home and takes McKenna (2012 girl of the year) and Isabelle (2014 girl of the year) everywhere she goes. Instead of playing that she is the Mommy, she plays that she is the big sister. If we’re not providing her with little sisters, I guess she’ll just move on to plan B, and invent them herself. She has “met” Grace Thomas at the American Girl Store and has already said that she wants Grace for Christmas this year. Guess she plans on having three sisters at the end of the year!
I’m already a subscriber, and I posted/tagged. My daughter would be shocked and surprised to get Grace. She loves the Paris inspiration, clothing and sweets treats!
I am subscribed to your newsletter! And I shared the post and tagged American Girl. 🙂
My 8-year-old daughter really loves time with her dolls. She has three younger hustlin’ and bustlin’ brothers that she loves too! But she enjoys having time to pretend all things “girl” with her dolls. She even shares with her brothers and they enjoy the fathering of the dolls. 🙂 She would be so excited to know she won Grace Thomas!
Newsletter subscriber (same email as in this post)
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My daughter loves American Girl because we spend time together playing with the dolls, dressing them andsewing clothing and making decor for our homemade dollhouse. I love being able to spend time with her and teach her how to sew and be creative.
Done! My daughter loves AG dolls! So many hours of fun!
My daughter loves American Girl because the dolls are great companions, especially when having disagreements with friends at school.
My daughters Christina and Janie asbsolutely love American Girls…They have Samantha, Julie, Emily and Molly an are saving for Grace and Kaya….
They love their dolls and so enjoy the adventures these dolls taken them on…..I see N.Y.C. in our near future…
I did all the likes,shares,comments,and all the requirements that you require of us. The American Girl dolls are so wonderful because they wholesome and great role models fir my children but are expensive and it would be wonderful for them to win one to share because they really love her. She is beautiful.
I loved reading these books when I was little of all the different eras & have enjoyed sharing them with my little girl. Of course we have added books along the way& she has some dolls. She’s excited about this new AG doll & loves the baking characteristic.
I guess I was supposed to say that I liked & shared on FB too;)
My daughter loves all of her American Girl dolls. She especially loves the ‘story’ behind each girl!
Cadence my daughter would LOVE this doll, she has just recently become interested in them and loves that they have stories behind them. The dolls spark a new area of creativity in her that is so fun to see!!
All steps done. Thank you so much for offering this.
My daughter has loved American Girl since she got her first bitty baby at the age of 2. Now she loves all her dolls and looks forward to the new doll of the year each January. Every time a new catalog comes in the mail she pours over it wanting everything. She loves being able to dress them up like her and let her imagination flow.
Shared on FB! My little girls is really into dolls right now & she would love to win this!
Our girls love dolls, especially the American Girl dolls. They enjoy taking care of them and using their imagination to create tea parties, etc. Every time we get a catalog, they look through it. Our oldest cuts out clothes and uses them to design her own “outfits” for the dolls.
We have 3 girls, and the love American Girl dolls. I love watching their imaginative play with them.
I subscribed. I shared here: https://www.facebook.com/whitneycornelison/posts/584278361084?pnref=story
My daughter loves the stories behind the dolls. Paris has been her favorite city for awhile now, and her middle name is Grace. When we got the newest catalog, she asked if she could make a lemonade stand so she could save money for this doll. She would love to win! Thank you for the giveaway!!
Our oldest loves playing with dolls. She carries them around everywhere she goes. Her birthday is next month. I would love to win this for her.
I’m not on Facebook.
Subscribed, shared and tagged! My 8 year old got hooked on American Girl through reading the historical books, which I then read and learnt a lot about the history of my adopted country! We love the characters and their storylines, and are very excited about Grace after taking the trip of a lifetime last summer to visit Paris.
Thank you for the opportunity to win an American Girl Doll! I’ve loved these dolls ever since they arrived on the scene. I couldn’t wait to purchase a doll for my daughter for her 7th birthday party in 1992. We lived in Kenya, East Africa at the time. Grandma Schmidt traveled to see us and brought Samantha on the airplane with her! What a great celebration. I worked hard and made all of Samantha’s clothes. Now my daughter is enjoying her real live baby girl of 4 months. Just today she posted a picture of Baby Lily and Bitty Baby…side by side in the crib! Both cute dolls! Thanks again! Hope I win. Can’t wait to read Grace Thomas’ story. God bless…..BTW….love your blog.
Forgot to say that I kept all the American Girl dolls at my house for years. My two older granddaughters love to play dols when they come to my house. But now that my daughter has her own daughter…..I sent them all to her house. So now my house is empty of American Girl Dolls. What will the granddaughters play with when they come to “Koko’s” house??? Oh my…..
My daughter loves AG because she can dress them like her and they have so many fun accessories! Shared on Facebook and completed all steps!
Shared on FB, but it won’t allow me to tag American Girl on the post. I’ll try on a regular computer in just a bit!
I have two daughters that love American Girl dolls, and my soon to be six year old has been asking for Grace for her birthday. She loves the stories that are built around each character/doll, as well as each doll’s unique personality and style. Crossing my fingers that we’ll win Grace for her birthday! Thank you so much for the opportunity to win!
Shared and tagged (already a subscriber). My daughter loves American girl because she thinks she is too cool for ‘baby dolls’ but still loves to roll play. These are ‘big girl’ dolls in her eyes and loves being able to dress them like teenagers, do their hair and have playdates with them
my daughter would love Grace, ag is pretty much all she still plays with. Please pick me
My granddaughter loves American Girl dolls because she thinks are so cute. We haven’t been able to afford the real thing, but the 18″ dolls are her best friends. She even pretend calls them to make sure they are ok while she’s away. I would love to make her dream come true of owning a real American Girl Doll.
I subscribed, posted on Facebook and tagged.
I am an email subscriber and I shared on fb. My girls love american girl dolls because they are such great example. My girls can aspire to be like them. They are very relatable and very cute!
i’v been wanting this doll all year and grace is awesome