Our Generation sent us some dolls and accessories over the holidays and they made our holiday gift guide. Why? because they are the perfect alternative to American Girl dolls. They are at a much more affordable price point and still make girls quite happy. In fact, my daughter at first thought they were the American Girl dolls. Our Generation isn’t just about a doll or a book or even a fantastic miniature tea set. It’s about girls growing up together and creating the narrative of an extraordinary generation. And parents who understand the pressures of being a girl more than any generation of parents before them. It’s about a website where a girl can weigh in on issues that are important to her. Or spend hours creating the next new look for a fashion-forward doll. Or crafting a heart that will represent her story on a Wall of Hearts that represents the story of her entire generation. In honor of Valentine’s Day Our Generations sent our contributor Lynn a doll to review with her girls. Here is her review:
Well we were lucky to receive the new SANDIE doll made by Our Generation the other day. Oh what a cute doll! I’ve never been much of a girly girl myself and was admittedly a little confused about what type of doll to get my little girls and when. And would they play with them?
This doll is super cute at 18”. She comes with a pretty outfit, including bag!, The skirt and top are Velcro closed so little fingers can dress and undress her while they play. There’s a little booklet showing other outfits you can get for her, my 3 year old is already asking for the “farm one”.
Sandie, the new Our Generation doll, is being released especially for Valentine’s Day. Her bag is heart shaped and has little heart details on her outfit! What impressed me too was the box Sandie came in. It is very sturdy and pretty, but!, you can also us the box as a gorgeous wrapping for the doll as a gift! (With helpful instructions on the back).
Another fun feature Our Generation has set up on their website is called “Wall of Hearts” where children can draw and accessorize heart pictures for someone they love! Ok my disclaimer: My 5 year old can read well and is extremely computer proficient so she just flew through using this site on her own with adding hearts and drawing. So an adult would figure it out easily but children may need some assistance, especially under 5 year olds – depending on their computer ability – but they can still choose pictures and where they should go with you! A fun activity you two can do together!
The heart picture is published on the site – you can go online afterward and search their name, then you’ll find the picture they made! Oh and! Our Generation uses some of the hearts created on their website to decorate their packaging.
What a fun way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
Yep it’s free, go check it out now!
I met Lynn in MOMS Club and she has two children. One of which is the same age as my daughter and they love to giggle and play together. Lynn Hooper is also a local Mary Kay Consultant while also being a full time mom. “A lot of what the business stands for is true to my heart. Mary Kay Inc. has a foundation that donates funds to help end domestic violence and also funds research into cancers that affect women. Mary Kay also has what’s called "The Golden Rule" which means God (faith) first, family second and business third. A great principal for me and nice to know I am part of a team that believes in this too.”