Brianna is practicing “Jingle Bells” on her clarinet and we got the AG Holiday catalog in the mail – life is good!
We have a tradition in our house that we must look at the American Girl catalog together… no peeking if you’re alone! The January catalog viewing when the Girl of the Year comes out is an especially sacred time. Today we sat on the couch after school and checked out this new and interesting catalog.
Overall, I enjoyed seeing the various Instagram “fan made” doll photos. Time and again I have appreciated AG items more when I see them on fellow bloggers’ websites than the images in the catalog. I liked seeing outfits broken up and mixed in a new way, as shown in the 14 year old’s photo of the doll of color with the horse peeking over her shoulder. Super cute.
I also liked the feature photo on page 2 of all of the dolls gathered together at a holiday party. At our house, a doll party is for all the dolls – historical, TrulyMe or Girl of the Year. Pictures like that reflect the way we “play” at home.
That said, for me personally, seeing Kit in Julie’s 70s egg chair was a bit of a stretch. Granted, you can get so used to seeing Julie in the egg chair that you don’t really ‘see’ it anymore. Another solution might be to feature fan pictures of one or two of the historical dolls in each catalog so that we can see some fresh photos.
Hi! This is Brianna! Here are my opinions on this new and awesome catalog.
I really enjoyed that this catalog was larger [in length and width.] Also the inside format is great! I agree with Jen that the various “fan made” doll photos were really neat and was a cool idea by American Girl.
I’m really glad that they put all the Beforevers in the catalog, instead of just a few. Also, I agree with Jen that it was really neat the way AG combined outfits, like how on pages 66-67 they featured lots of different AG bedroom ideas for the dolls. My favorite was the 2nd picture, with the plaid dog bed, the Hanukkah set, Rebecca’s bed, Maryellen’s jukebox, and an adorable little Corgi Puppy.
What are your thoughts? We welcome all opinions – these topics are as hot as discussion about Hillary’s emails in the Democratic debate!