It’s funny how some things in society are so iconic – all you have to say is one word and everyone knows who you are talking about.
Barbie is a great example. Yes, she is a doll but she is also so much more!
She’s starred in movies (thanks to Miss Eight and Little One, I’ve seen Barbie as a princess, a fairy AND a mermaid!). She has held the widest variety of careers imaginable. And when she and Ken broke up it ranked with any other celebrity news – I actually heard about it on the radio!
Growing up, Barbie was an outlet of creativity for me. Not only would I dress Barbie in the beautiful outfits that she is well-known for (did you know that Barbie has sported many designer dresses over the years, including Bob Mackie?) but I would also use the scraps of fabric around our house that were left from the sewing my mom did for us all and I would make my own designer outfits for Barbie! I would sketch them out and then sew them by hand. Barbie wore some pretty funky creations, that’s for sure!
And, until a few years ago, I had no idea how much of an impact Barbie had one of my best friends. Even though we’ve been friends since childhood, I had no idea that she was a Barbie collector! She has so many amazing Barbie dolls – a few monthes ago I actually went with her on a Barbie collector shopping trip. It was so much fun – I saw Barbies that I haven’t seen since I was a little girl! I loved seeing them all because they reflected the changes in fashions as well as the changes in Barbie herself!
When I got a book about Barbie, the girls and I had a great time looking at all the renditions of Barbie from around the world (my girls love Barbie too!).
I think the coolest thing about Barbie is how much she has grown and changed. Barbie shows children that they can be ANYTHING and there truly is a Barbie for every occasion!
And, as you know how much I like a deal, I’m really looking forward to the See What Happens When you Save With Barbie program! In the coming weeks, I’ll be sharing some great coupons that you’ll be able to get through Websaver.ca (and, if you haven’t registered already, you need to – there are so many awesome deals there!).
And be sure to check out Barbie on her Facebook page too!
Disclosure: I am participating in a Mom Central Consulting campaign for Barbie and receive compensation for my post. All opinions on this blog are (as always!) my own.