Strawberry Shortcake Advent Calendar Vintage Christmas 1984
This rare vintage Strawberry Shortcake Advent calendar features a festive Christmas scene with Strawberry Shortcake and her friends playing outside and enjoying winter. The calendar is still sealed in its original packaging. There are 24 little doors to open, each one has a picture surprise behind it.
On the left side of the scene, Purple Pie Man, Angel Cake, Cherry Cuddler, Butter Cookie and Blueberry Muffin are decorating a Christmas tree while Custard looks on. The Berry Birds are holding up a string of popcorn garland. The artist's name, Fran, is signed under the tree.
In the center, Strawberry Shortcake and Crepe Suzette are building a snowman. In the background, Raspberry Tart is waving while sliding down a hill on a saucer. Lemon Meringue and Apricot are coming down on a sled with Hopsalot close behind them.
On the right side of the scene, Huckleberry Pie is falling asleep while ice fishing and Pupcake looks as though he's about to wake him up. In the background, Lime Chiffon and Orange Blossom are ice skating while Apple Dumplin cheers them on from a bench. The upper right corner of the scene has a bright smiling sunshine.
The left side of the package is curled up slightly, as shown in the last photo. It looks like this was caused by the shrink wrap around it being sealed too tightly. The calendar could probably be flattened, but only if it's removed from the package or the shrink wrap may break.
The back of the package has information about the history of the Advent calendar and instructions for how to use it. The packaging is dated with Roman numerals for the year 1983, but the calendar itself is marked MCMLXXXIV, which is 1984.
This hard-to-find calendar is a festive piece of ephemera for your Strawberry Shortcake collection.
Package length: 11 3/8 in. (28.9 cm)
Package width: 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Calendar length: 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm)
Calendar width: 12 in. (30.5 cm)