Strawberry Shortcake Advent Calendar Vintage Christmas 1982
This rare vintage Strawberry Shortcake Advent calendar features a festive scene with Strawberry Shortcake and her friends getting the house ready for Christmas. There are 23 little doors to open, each one has a picture surprise behind it. The door for day 14, which is on the wall above the kitchen doorway, has been torn off.
On the left side of the scene, Blueberry Muffin is unpacking a box of ornaments while Apricot looks on and holds up a gingerbread cookie. Orange Blossom hands an ornament to Huckleberry Pie, who is standing on a ladder decorating the Christmas tree, There's a toasty warm fire burning in the fireplace and candles lit on the mantle. Lemon Meringue is arranging packages under the tree while Apple Dumplin sips a drink. Pupcake is waving his tail and looks like he's ready to play with Custard, who's looking at him with one eye open - she'd rather be napping.
The artist's name, Fran K., is signed on the box of ornaments.
On the right side of the scene, Strawberry Shortcake is in the kitchen about to serve a strawberry cake while Plum Puddin peeks into the dining room at all the sweets Raspberry Tart is putting on the table. Tea 'n Honey, who was never released as a doll, is snacking on a cookie.
The door for day 10, which is on Huckleberry Pie's hat, is still intact but should probably be secured with a piece of tape if the calendar will be used. There are also some slight bends and creases in the cardboard around the tree area.
The calendar is dated MCMLXXXII, which is Roman numerals for 1982.
This hard-to-find calendar is a festive piece of ephemera for your Strawberry Shortcake collection.
Length: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Width: 12 in. (30.5 cm)