"Smile a sunny morning. Sunny is the style.
Even if you're yawning, you can yawn a smile."
- Strawberry Shortcake
Strawberry Shortcake is a female cartoon character who originally appeared in 1977 on American Greetings cards drawn by artist Muriel Fahrion. The character went on to become a beloved doll in 1980 and in that year a whole line of Strawberry Shortcake items were made that included scented dolls and so much more. She proved to be extremely popular and more than 1,200 related items were released with sales of more than 500 million dollars in the first year alone. She went on to appear in television commercials, on fundraising programs, on television specials and in her own shows.
Here's a Strawberry Shortcake video that shares her complete history. It was released when she celebrated her 40th birthday in 2020.
I love the striking image and the red, pink and mint green colors on the Strawberry Shortcake themed baby coverlet shown at the top of the page. You will find it and a few other vintage Strawberry Shortcake items in my eBay store by following this link.
It will come as no surprise to fans that there was a 40th Anniversary doll (shown above) issued in 2020 to celebrate Strawberry Shortcake's birthday. It's a reproduction of the first doll that was released in 1980. You can find the reproduction Strawberry Shortcake doll on Amazon by clicking right here.
Do you remember Strawberry Shortcake? How about her cat Custard and her friends, Blueberry Muffin, Apple Dumpling and Huckleberry Pie?