For many people, springtime means more than just sunny weather and flowers. It symbolizes new beginnings, new hopes for the year ahead, for happiness after a long, dreary winter. For our Historical Dolls, it also means another thing-it means birthdays! Most of the AG Historical Characters celebrate their birthdays in the spring. In their books, you can read about how they approach the day, receive special presents and learn important lessons about what it really means to grow up. Below highlights some lessons each character learns:
As an early birthday present, Felicity receives something precious-a beautiful wooden guitar that once belonged to her late grandmother. After breaking a promise to keep it at home, Felicity overhears an upcoming scandal concerning the town governor. But when her broken vow is discovered, no one will believe her about the future crime. Realizing the value of honesty, Felicity must figure out how to earn back the trust of those she loves.
When Samantha’s birthday party is ruined by a nasty prank by the boy next door, her family saves the day by promising her a trip to New York City. But things go downhill once more when she and the twins decide to have a little fun. During her wacky misadventure, Samantha quickly discovers that growing up can also mean knowing when to follow the rules, and when rules must be broken for the better, like the law against women voting that her Aunt Cornelia is fighting to annul.
Ever since her father lost his job, money has been tight for Kit’s family. So she has no high hopes for her upcoming birthday, not even for a party. She’s too ashamed of her situation to even let others know. But everything changes when her Aunt Millie arrives and teaches her how to have fun with penny pinching-and a lesson about being proud of your life, no matter what the circumstances.
Molly is excited about a British girl coming to stay with her and her family, but the fun quickly dies when she discovers their vastly different personalities and outlooks on life. Emily is reserved and distant, due to her home constantly being bombed by enemy planes, while Molly is jolly and upbeat. The only thing they both agree on is that everything must be their own way. When Molly hurts her new friend, she must mature herself, swallow her pride and say she’s sorry so they can both still have a fun birthday.
Springtime is indeed a time for new things: new births, new growths, and new lessons. American Girl sums this up perfectly in their Springtime stories. For more springtime stories and outfits, visit us at Girl AGain for great new spring deals! Also make sure to check our E-shop often for various collections and accessories any time of year!
By Colleen O.