Remember when we introduced you to the Maplelea Girls last year? Charlsea and Léonie came with us on our road trip to Vancouver Island, and since then, my girls have continued to spend lots of quality time with their Maplelea friends. Now that December is here, we wanted to share how we’ve been getting ready for the holidays with our Maplelea dolls and give one of you the chance to bring home a special friend too!
We put up the lights early this year. Tee and Kay and their Maplelea Girls “helped” Dad by pointing out all the spots that didn’t have enough lights and asking lots and lots of questions. 😉
They were really excited to welcome back Mr. Snowman. He lives on our front step all month, and he’s hands down the kids’ favourite holiday decoration. (Yes, Maplelea Girls can stand up on their own, no stand needed!)
Once the outside of our home was looking bright and festive, it was time to give the inside some holiday spirit. We put on some Christmas music, pulled out all the boxes of ornaments and lights, and got started. Luckily, we had some help decorating the tree!
Charlsea and Léonie brought us some presents all the way from Maplelea too!
Did you notice that the girls and their dolls have on matching PJs? This year Maplelea has the cutest matching pyjamas for the entire family: Maplelea Girls, kids, and even parents. The kids wanted to wear their fancy new pyjamas everywhere, so we headed to Squamish where we took a ride on a real life Polar Express train in our PJs! (Maplelea dolls ride for free.)
All aboard the Polar Express for hot chocolate, fresh chocolate chip cookies, and caroling!
Our holiday adventures continued with a visit to the Vancouver Christmas Market last week. Everyone bundled up warmly, Charlsea and Léonie included, and we spent the evening listening to Christmas music and browsing the artisan stands.
We sampled as many delicious treats as we could.
And rode on the carousel.
And marveled at the beautiful lights.
It was a late night for everyone, and on the way home the girls fell asleep in the car clutching their Maplelea dolls. When we finally got home, hubby and I each carried one girl in and tucked them into bed with Charlsea and Léonie by their sides. Friends forever!
About Maplelea Girls
These truly Canadian Maplelea Girls are high quality 18″ dolls that capture our Canadian values of friendship and inclusiveness. My girls love their soft, huggable bodies, poseable arms and legs, and eyes that really open and close.
Each Maplelea Girl represents a province or region of Canada: Charlsea from the West Coast, Taryn from the Rockies, Brianne from the rural prairies, Alexi from urban Ontario, Jenna from the East Coast, Léonie from Quebec, and Saila from northern Canada. Each one has her own unique story, personality, and interests and comes with a starter outfit, keepsake box, and 64-page journal detailing her life story and information about Canada’s culture, heritage, and geography. The journals come in both French and English (Saila’s also comes in Inuktitut) and can be easily expanded with extra sheets that come with other Maplelea accessories.
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