With all the excitement of Black Friday, it’s easy to lose sight of what’s really important this time of year, and we make forget to give thanks for our blessings.
That’s why we’re so fond of Anne Shirley. The red-headed heroine is constantly reminding us to slow down and see the beauty of everyday life. And so, this Thanksgiving weekend, we’ve chosen to reflect on why we’re oh-so-thankful for the one and only Anne with an “e”:
1) She’s a great friend. Anne has always dreamed of one day finding her bosom friend. When she moves to Avonlea and meets Diana Barry, she knows almost immediately that the two are destined to become kindred spirits. Throughout the series, Anne and Diana stick together through thick and thin, proving that true friendship lasts a lifetime.
2) She’s not afraid to be who she is. With a boisterous personality and flaming red hair, Anne doesn’t always fit in. But that doesn’t stop her from remaining unabashedly true to herself. She may slip up every now and then — like when she tries to change the colour of her famous fire-engine-red hair — but she always manages to find her way back to a place of self-acceptance.
3) She has a wild imagination. Anne’s imagination may get her into trouble sometimes, but more often than not it leads her on amazing adventures. With the help of a mystical wood nymph named Dryad, Anne travels to the depths of her imagination to explore valuable secrets and life lessons.
For even more inspiring adventures with Anne, visit the Shop at Sullivan online store.
With Black Friday only a week away, it’s time to start planning those Christmas wishlists. Here are a few ideas from the Sullivan Shop that are sure to please all the Anne fans in your life:
The Anne of Green Gables Hat with Braids will help transform you into Anne — be it for play time, reenacting scenes from Anne of Green Gables at home, or for a costume party. The piece comes with a sturdy straw hat, curly bangs, and two long red braids. You’ll look absolutely delightful as Anne, with her recognizable red hair. ($15.99)
Choose from one of three adorable Anne dolls. The first doll is styled after the dress Megan Follows wears in the original Anne of Green Gables movie as she waits at the train station for Matthew – carpet bag in hand and unsure of the future. The second is styled after Hannah Endicott-Douglas’ plucky portrayal of everyone’s favourite redhead, complete with an apple picking basket. The final doll is styled after the beautiful blue puffed sleeve gown that Matthew lovingly gave to Anne in the original Anne of Green Gables. ($18.99 – $24.99)
Keep your lunches fresh and protected in this charming Anne of Green Gables lunch bag. Imprinted with a simple image of Anne, this apple green lunch bag is a fun and stylish item for any child. ($13.99)
The Anne Animated Gift Set includes: Anne and the Bully, Anne’s Babysitting Blues, Anne’s New Home and Anne’s Red Hair. The perfect gift item for any child on your list! ($23.99)
For even more great gift ideas, visit the Shop at Sullivan online store.