One Savvy Mom ™ | NYC Area Mom Blog: Introducing Maryellen Larkin - American Girl's New BeForever Character From The 1950's + Giveaway

Introducing Maryellen Larkin - American Girl's New BeForever Character From The 1950's + Giveaway

Have you heard the news? American Girl recently introduced a new BeForever character from the 1950's; Maryellen Larkin.

You all know how much we adore American Girl around here, and we are absolutely loving that American Girl now has a character and storyline from the 1950's!

Maryellen's line is fairly extensive and offers up a gorgeous 18" doll, corresponding period specific accessories & outfits (for dolls and girls), play sets (we LOVE Maryellen's Dinner Set - it's sure to be a HOT wish list item this Holiday season) , a 3 book series, and MORE!

Get an up-close look at the beautiful 18" Maryellen doll  + some of her outfits & accessories below. Also, enter our giveaway to WIN an American Girl 18" Maryellen doll + book set [RV $115!]

The 18" Maryellen American Girl doll has hazel eyes (that open and close), long strawberry-blog hair with bangs (that arrives in a high ponytail with just a bit of wave/curl). Her authentic 1950's welcome outfit consists of a cute striped dress with a sweetheart neckline and aqua bows, an aqua knit shrug monogrammed with her first initial ("M"), black Mary Jane style shoes (with a Velcro closures), white underwear, and an aqua ribbon (tied in a bow) on her ponytail holder.

In addition to oohing and ahhing over the doll and accessories, we are also LOVING Maryellen's story! My daughter just finished reading the first book in her series, titled "The One and Only," and she really enjoyed it. The book introduces young readers to Maryellen's character. She's nine years old, and resides in Florida with her 5 siblings and her parents. With such a big family, Maryellen longs to stand out from the crowd, and her cheerful fun go-getter disposition definitely helps! Though things don't always go as she plans, her great attitude helps her persevere. As a mom, I love the great message this book sends to young girls. We can't wait to read the next story in her series, Taking off: A Maryellen Classic 2!

I think that Maryellen's fun and sweet storyline will also serve as a great conversation starter for young girls and grandparents. Think about it: many young girls today have grandmothers and grandfathers from this generation. So this is a fun way for them to connect to that time period and get a sense of how their grandparents grew up. 

Help American Girl spread some #Joy2EveryGirl this holiday season!  American Girl is doing some great things for kids in need this holiday season, through their "Get a Friend, Give A Friend" charitable initiative. As a result of your 18" doll purchase, American Girl is donating a second doll (up to 1,000 dolls each day - for 25 days 11/6/2015 - 11/30/2015) to The Children's Hospital Association. 

American Girl's 18" Maryellen Doll & Book Set is a One Savvy Mom Top 2015 Holiday Gift Pick For Girls!  You can check out the entire American Girl Maryellen collection at American Girl retail locations nationwide and online at: 

Giveaway! (1) One Savvy Mom reader will receive an 18" American Girl Maryellen Larkin Doll + Book (The One and Only: A Maryellen Classic 1) set [ pictured above - RV$115!] 

Entry is simple - you can  enter through the Rafflecopter form below. Good luck!

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Disclosure: A media sample(s) was received. As always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.