*****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!
Both my girls adore American Girl. The outfits and all the accessories. Cars, school sets and snack carts, etc. Good imaginative play time!!
I shared on Facebook. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/lavonne.yates.3/posts/735829236546183
My daughter love American Girl. She loves the stories that come with each doll and she can live their adventures over and over again and share them with her doll! These are perfect dolls for young girls!
My girls love to have fashion shows, make believe school and they work through pretend issues together. Great way to learn to resolve real life problems!
I shared on FB–https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=166130347058697&id=100009851985013
My daughter loves the fashions, the accessories, and the books!
shared on Facebook. We love American Girl dolls because they remind us of the hardships they went though and that if they can get though theirs we can get though ours. I just entered this giveaway for American Girl’s newest doll Maryellen!
Smarty Giveaway: Maryellen Larkin™ – the NEW 2015 American Girl Beforever Doll!! – Charlotte…
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 Amer…
I am subscribed and shared post on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/StacyannMaynard/posts/10153010410932136?pnref=story
I don’t know any little girl that wouldn’t love an American Girl Doll. My daughter always loved the books that came with the doll that made her seem that much more real. If I won the doll would be going to my niece as my daughter has outgrown the doll stage.
I am subscribed and shared on Facebook.
My daughter loves American Girl. She enjoys dressing up her up and recording videos of her doll. I love watching her use her imagination when she plays with her doll!
My daughter loves watching the American girl movies and learning about them. She also loves the different outfits.
shared and because they are great dolls with fascinating stories!
Oh my goodness what an amazing giveaway! My daughter is in love with American Girl. So much so, that she had an AG themed birthday party last year AND decorated her entire room in American Girl theme. She loves the dolls because they are fun to play with and have so many great accessories.
I’ve signed up for your newsletter and shared your giveaway on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shannon.weel
Thank you so much for the chance. Fingers crossed.
I shared the FB and tagged American Girl. https://www.facebook.com/kambrea.pratt/posts/10204798646755184?pnref=story
My daugther loves American Girl because she loves learning about the historical stories. She loves the clothes and the accessories too.
I’m a subscriber and shared on Facebook. My daughter loves American Girl dolls b/c of their personalities that you learn about through the books and movies. She is a dancer and got hooked on all the accessories too with Isabelle being last year’s GOTY.
I am in love with these dolls because they give unconditional love. They are a friend when you need a shoulder to cry on. They are just always there to give a smile when you feel down. I buy these dolls for myself because I have mental illness oroblems and they help me when I feel like I am alone I can take and see them and hug them and know they are there for me even if no one else is.
subscribed already and shared via button at top!
My girls love American Girl because they love learning about the dolls stories. They also love all the different outfits and accessories they have to play with!
I shared the post on facebook! My daughter loves her AG dolls and is pretty much all she plays with. They are great for interaction and I always wanted one as a child so she knows how special it is.
My daughter absolutely loves American girl dolls… She has sage and she brings her to Boston children’s hospital with her for the procedures she has done ever three months.. She saw Maryellen and wants her badly… I can not afford to get her one so I’m trying to win her one so sage has a friend to hang out with while my daughter is in surgery.
Dolls and stories are wonderful. Have Samantha and Josephina.
Shared and tagged on Facebook!
My little lady loves the books and stories that go with the dolls. I love that they are so much more than just a doll.
I shared this post on Facebook! Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/kate.newton.503/posts/522295494595136
Thanks for the opportunity to win, this is an awesome giveaway!
My kiddos love American Girl dolls because they come with a story! Then they can act out things from the book with their American Girl dolls! So stoked for this giveaway. Crossing my fingers! Thank you!
Subscribed and shared! https://www.facebook.com/matlock.karen/posts/10207556956186072 Would love to give this to a little girl I know for Christmas 🙂
My Granddaughter and I also love the american girl doll .we make clothes and furniture for them .they are beautiful doll .and I shared on facebook
I subscribed and shared!
My niece is a huge American Girl fan! She loves the stories and books that go with each doll and looks forward to the movies too!
I subscribed and shared! Christmas would be great if I have this doll as a gift to my niece.
Previous subscriber and shared. 🙂 My daughter would love to bring Maryellen home. We’ve listened to the Kaya and Felicity book series together, thanks to audiobooks available through Charlotte Mecklenburg Libraries. We look forward to, eventually, reading all of the historical character during our mother-daughter time. There are 13 historical characters now and we’re already looking forward to #14 even though Maryellen was only introduced last month.
I am subscribed…but not on Facebook
My daughter loves historical fiction and absolutely loves all the stories that go along with each doll. As a mom, I really appreciate all the positive messages throughout the books
My girls love American Girls and saw her in the catalog. They are also girl scouts! Fun!
shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/kristie.purvis/posts/10208162559928187
My daughter loves American Girl and not just for the dolls but for the history that surrounds each one.
My kids love American Girl because they have so many accessories.
My daughter love American Girl because of the stories about the dolls.
Love the BeForever girls and learning about the past.
Shared on FB and tagged AG
My daughter loves the AG dolls. She loves reading about the different time periods that they are from (and brushing their hair and dressing them up).
Im subscribed and shared – tagged on Facebook. My daughter loves the stories each doll brings and enjoys playing and learning from them.
This doll reminds the girls of their grandmas era. Love her
Subscribed, shared, and tagged!
My daughter loves playing school with her AG dolls. She has a corner of her room all set up as a classroom setting for her dolls. Right down to crafting AG sized things for her classroom . Her birthday is 9/23 and this would be an awesome win for her!
my daughter loves American Girl! She loves to dress up her dolls and take them out with her. They are great quiet time play for her to use her imagination!
Shared the post. Already subscribed.
My daughter loves the BeForever and historical dolls. From Kaya and Addie to Julie and the recent girls of the year, she’s read every book AG has published. What I love is that she has some historical context. She’ll comment, “that was in Caroline’s time” when she studies something in school from the early 1800s. She also likes how the books help set the scene when she plays with the dolls. She can’t wait to read about Maryellen! It would be fun to have the doll, too!
Posted on FB and already subscribe.
My younger daughter LOVES American Girl. She insists on stopping in the store each time we go to Southpark. She loves the dolls, their clothes and the horses. My older daughter has phased out of the dolls, but loves the magazine and books.
Subcribed to email, Posted and tagged in Facebook, and my girls love the dolls because they have wonderful stories.
Already subscribed. Posted on FB and tagged American Girl. My daughter loves American Girl. She gets lost in her imaginary play which switches between being the doll’s mother and friend.
I subscribed and shared your giveaway post from your Facebook page (mine would not allow me to tag American girl)
My 9 year old loves reading the American girl books. She also loves going to the Atlanta store and seeing all of the cute pets and clothes they have for the dolls. She likes the matching sets so she could dress like her dolls 🙂
I am a newsletter subscriber.
My daughter loves visiting the new American Girl store in Southpark…she loves playing with her Grace doll and reading all of the books to learn about different eras. Her birthday is next month and she would love a new doll. I have liked and shared on fb!
Shared on Facebook. Subscribed to newsletter.
My girl loves American Girl because she gets to visit the store here often.
I subscribed to email, Posted and tagged on facebook, and my daugters love to play with the American dolls.
She loves the clothes!
Both of my girls LOVE all things American Girl! I think Maryellen would be a very special edition to our family because she was a Girl Scout (I was, my oldest is & my youngest is patiently waiting for her turn:), she grew up in the 1950’s – a time the girls can have conversations about with their Grandma and for her nickname “Ellie” also my oldests nickname 🙂 She would be our first BeForever doll, the books would be a wonderful addition to our home library.
subscribed, shared, tagged & commented
I want to win so that my niece will have her first American Girl.
What girl wouldn’t love them? Great quality and super cute! My girl loves dressing them.
Shared! My daughter has just gotten into the American Girl dolls so this would be her first one. She lives going to the store and playing with her friends’ and cousin’s dolls and definitely wants one for Christmas. We’d love to have Maryellen join our family!
Subscribed and shared!
My daughter has loved American Girl since she was five years old. Over the years, we have enjoyed doing her dolls’ hair, dressing them up, taking them to the beach and the theater, teaching them in their doll school, cooking with them, and reading all of their stories. My daughter’s favorite books are Kirsten’s stories and mine are Kaya’s, but all of them are wonderful! My daughter is 12 now and still loves her dolls and sharing them with her little cousin. We just took my Mom and my daughter’s look-a-like doll, Mia, to the bistro to celebrate my Mom’s 64th birthday with lunch and decorate your own cupcakes. American Girl has something for the girl of every age to embrace, learn from, and find joy in.
My daughter got her first American Girl dolls last Christmas. She got a My American Girl (now Truly Me) from “Santa” and Julie from her dad. I love how excited she gets while playing with her dolls. She has always had a vivid imagination and her dolls really nurture that. She had to take her MYAG doll, “Rachel”, to soccer practice today. ☺️ She is working on reading all the historical books right now. She has read Julie and Kaya’s books and she has Caroline, Addy, Molly (My younger sister gave my daughter her Molly doll. They share a special bond.), Kit and Maryellen waiting in the wings. She is planning on buying Maryellen with her birthday money (her birthday is on the 28th of this month) because my mom was born in ’55 and my daughter think it’s so cool that there’s a doll from “her time.” It would be so amazing if she could use her money for some accessories instead. Fingers crossed!
I do not have a daughter. I’m a 18 year old collector! I love American Girl dolls because I love seeing the different historicals, & the different outfits! I also love the different combinations of hair & eye colors on the Truly Me dolls! I like hugging them when I’m sad, or sometimes before I go to bed! I plan on presenting some in my Speech class next semester!
My daughter loves American girl dolls and the detail and quality of their clothing and accessories. She loves the historical/Beforever stories.
my youngest loves collectible dolls
Shared post on FB and tagged #American Girl.
My granddaugher loves American Girl as she thinks these dolls are realistic and portray what a doll should be.
My daughter LOVES American Girl dolls! She plays with hers with her best friend and they make clothes for them out of sewing scraps and duct tape!
I shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/nonnahs.hiebs/posts/913374118738865:0?pnref=story
I am a subscriber!
I subscribed and shared on my Facebook. Please enter me into the contest. My dds and I love AG because it is something we can do together. We love crafting and creating things for our dolls. We also have loves our special trips to the AG store!
The link shared on FB: https://www.facebook.com/poh.doh.56/posts/701767566619944?pnref=story
The reason my daughter loves American Girl is because she can read and watch the history behind the dolls and use them in imaginative play with their accessories and clothing. She feels more of an attachment to the dolls when she knows their stories and watches their movies.
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I shared on Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/KellyDSaver/posts/973000799417382
I think my daughter would love the American Girl dolls for their pretty outfits and the stories that go along with them.
My girls love American Girl because the dolls “do” all the same activities they do – dance, camping, lemonade stands. They even suffer injuries and need braces! They love swapping out the dolls outfits and props to match whatever they are doing or feeling.
Subscribed and shared on Facebook! I put my Facebook link under the website option so you can find the post 🙂 What my family likes about American Girl is that most all of the dolls are characters that come with their own stories! They really feel like new friends we are getting to know! Also the dolls are great mommy preparation! Shows how much fun it is to care for them!
I subscribed to your Smarty e-newsletter.
I shared on Facebook and tagged: https://www.facebook.com/ncjeepster/posts/10206129153241832:0
My Granddaughter doesn’t have an American Girl Doll yet. She just sits for hours making notes in the catalog on what she wants for her doll whenever she gets it. I want to win for her birthday 10/8, so I can take her to the new American Girl Shoppe in Charlotte, NC. Thanks for the chance.
I tried to tag American Girl butnot sure how to.so I shaed this page on their page instead.
Shared- my girls love AG dolls so much! Dressing them and playing school with them and going to the AG store.
I think I have entered but I am not sure. I hope that I am!
Our twins love American Girl! They love to read the stories about the girls and the enjoy all the accessories that help them bring the dolls to life. AG is great for creative play. If they don’t have something they think about doing with their dolls, they create accessories to go use. The very best play time for girls! Thank you AG for helping us learn about different times and traditions.
My daughter loves American Girl! She loves the adventure and the cute clothes! I also shared on Facebook!
Subscribed and shared on facebook!! You can find my page by clicking on my name 🙂 Love American Girl because they have adorable pets, good stories, and are always girls trying to make a difference for what they believe in.
Thanks for this opportunity! Really love American Girl because of their stories, and because of their Girl of the Years. And of course their cute fashion!
Shared on facebook (you can find me by clicking my name) and subscribed to newsletter!
My daughters LOVE, LOVE, LOVE anything American Girl!!! They adore their AG dolls and have SO much fun dressing them up. Its the sweetest thing to watch them playing together. Grace and MaryEllen are on the Santa list!!
I am not on facebook but hopefully still have a chance to win.:-)
The girls in my family all love playing with the dolls together and swapping out their clothes to make different outfits. We love American Girl because it gives us something to do all together, just girls.
Subscribed and shared on my facebook :o)
Shared on Facebook and tagged American Girl.
My granddaughter has loved American Girl for as long as I can remember. She has wanted one of these dolls for as long as I can remember as well. Her mother passed away when she was 1 1/2 years old and and I, being the grandmother who has overseen a lot of her needs, would love to be able to give her one of these dolls.
Thanks for the contest! I subscribed and posted on my Facebook page…:)
My daughter loves American Girl so much because she says she pretends they are her sisters ….since she only has 2 older brothers that are much older…:)
I love her! She looks so adorable. I shared and tagged on FB https://www.facebook.com/crystal.sell.33/posts/758373207607989
Thank you so much for the chance to win her!
I subscribed and shared on FB
Being Nana to 3 beautiful granddaughters….I know a thing or two about AG dolls! LOL The girls head for the playroom as soon as they arrive so they can play. This would be a perfect gift for any one of them, they would LOVE her!
I shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/Tammysbusybears/posts/1041443835886179:0
My niece has always loved the American Girl dolls. She says she loves learning about the history of each one and their own stories. She feels this makes them more special and real for her.
I shared on Facebook, but it wouldn’t allow me tag American Girl, so I hashtagged them! Here’s the link!
We love American Girl dolls because they are made so well that they can be passed down through the generations! You don’t have to worry about their hair falling out or their look going out of style. Almost every girl loves dolls, and my daughter is no exception! She’s at the age where she can spend hours with her dolls, and she’s an avid reader too, so the American Girl collections are a perfect fit for her!