One summer Taryn, Brianne, Alexi and Jenna happened to meet during an incredible adventure they’ll never forget. Before returning to their hometowns across Canada, they pledged to remain friends forever. They even chose a name for themselves—the Maplelea Girls!
Then, Léonie from Quebec City joined the group, and now Saila from Iqaluit is the newest Maplelea Girl! In their hometowns and in places across Canada, the Maplelea Girls continue to explore their country, have adventures, help out, make friends and have fun! Whether relaying their news digitally or by writing in their journal, the Maplelea Girls are always sharing their adventures with each other, and with you.
Taryn, Brianne, Alexi, Léonie, Jenna and Saila are all very different—they like different hobbies, sports, school subjects, foods, colours and even have a different personal fashion style! However, they are some things that they have in common—they are all bright, caring, energergetic Canadian Girls who think Canada is one terrific country.
Now your little girl can use her imagination to join in the Maplelea Girls adventure with the 12 New Maplelea Friends. With 12 new Maplelea Friends, there is one that is sure to warm the heart of your little one and maybe even look like your little one.
Your Maplelea Friend comes dressed in a cute graphic tee and a corduroy skirt, striped footless tights and silver shoes with a cut-out maple leaf detail. Like all Maplelea dolls, she is of premium quality, 46cm (18 inches) tall, with a soft, huggable body and poseable arms and legs. Her eyes open and close. She arrives in a beautiful, decorative storage box that you can use to keep all her treasures. The journal accompanying your Maplelea Friend provides 32 pages of prompts, questions and blanks to help you create her story. There are also 32 pages in the journal for you to tell your story!
Each Maplelea Friend includes the following:
Corduroy Skirt with pockets
Striped footless tights
Shoes with mapleleaf cut-out
Each Maplelea Friend is $99.99 plus applicable taxes for your area. There is a flat shipping fee of $9 for any size of order, anywhere in Canada (within areas served by Canada Post or Canpar).
Our little one picked a Maplelea Friend that looks just like her.
My little one loves her new Maplelea Friend. My little one and her new Maplelea Friend go on adventures together and she loves to put her in a doll bed and carriage that she has. I will often over hear my little one talking to her Maplelea Friend, brushing her hair and doing her hair into a ponytail. Her new Maplelea Friend has a special spot on her bed right now among all her Hello Kitty stuffies, which if you knew how much my little one loves Hello Kitty, you would realize that this is a very honored placed to be put.
My little one brings her Maplelea Friend around with her throughout the day. She wakes up and you can hear her saying good morning to her Maplelea Friend and she always says good night and tucks her in before bed. Her Maplelea Friend has the honor of being allowed to use my little ones baby blanket to sleep with and help keep her warm.
As my little one has only recently received her Maplelea Friend, I cannot refer to her name yet as I noticed it keeps changing a bit and growing in length! I think it is awesome to watch as they play and as my little one starts to name her new friend, because I am watching their “relationship” unfold. I love seeing my little one’s imagination in action.
I truly believe that having a special doll such as a Maplelea Friend is so wonderful for a child. I love hearing their conversations the most……such as the “don’t be afraid of the dark, I have night lights on for you.” I can hear my little one working through her feelings with her new friend and it is so great to hear and see.
My little one’s Maplelea Friend is not just any old doll, it really is a new friend for her that I am sure she will treasure for years and years to come.
I love Canadian companies being Canadian myself and I really love to learn about their history. Here is a little bit about the Maplelea Company and its rich historical background as quoted from their website…..
About Avonlea Traditions
Avonlea Traditions Inc. is a Canadian owned and operated company founded in 1988. Avonlea began by developing products based on Canada’s ever-popular storybook character, Anne of Green Gables™.
Since its establishment, Avonlea Traditions quickly secured a position as the world’s largest distributor of products based on this famous storybook heroine and began to develop several new collections based on other themes. Building upon their strength of creating quality dolls and collectibles, the company expanded to design, produce and distribute a large range of award-winning porcelain and play dolls, stationery, antique replica doll furniture, and an assortment of other fine collectibles and giftware.
In 2003, after a decade of research, Avonlea Traditions introduced the Maplelea Girls, a line of high quality, Canadian-themed, 18” vinyl play dolls, that are “an inspiration to and a reflection of, Canadian girls from coast to coast.”
In 2006 Avonlea Traditions sold its other major product lines—Anne of Green Gables dolls and giftware, RCMP dolls, and MapleNorth Dolls of Canada—to Northern Gifts Inc. in British Columbia, in order that it could focus exclusively on the Maplelea Girls.
The Maplelea Girls line has experienced rapid growth in recent years and offers an ever-increasing range of products specially designed for girls aged 6 to 12.
I am so excited to announce a wonderful giveaway of one of the Maplelea Friends. The winner will be able to pick one of the twelve Maplelea Girls based on availability. This giveaway is open to residents of Canada who are over the age of 18 and where permitted by local laws to enter and win giveaways. Please read full Terms & Conditions found at the bottom of the Rafflecopter Entry Form.
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