Hey guys! Hope you’re all having a good day. This week I have a real treat for you all: a look at all my American Girl magazines from 2003! I ordered them off of Ebay about six months ago, and every day this week, we’ll be taking a look at some of the cool stuff inside them. As an added bonus, we’ll also take a peek at an old AG magazine from December 2007 (which I got for Christmas that year!).
As mentioned in the title, today we’ll be looking at the January/February issue of American Girl Magazine. This was the 10th birthday edition-pretty exciting! The magazine looked a whole lot different back then! (P.S. Click on the image to get a larger view.)
Here’s one of the cover pages…in my opinion, it doesn’t look that much different. They used to have the “About the Cover” section, where AG would interview the girls on the cover. It was pretty cool, and I wish they still did that.
Here’s a sweet letter from American Girl to all their readers. 🙂
And here’s Girls Express, which I’m pretty sure is still in the magazine, or at least it was the last time I checked. (The latest issue I have is from summer 2014.) I always thought the Buzzword was pretty cool. In every issue, American Girl would feature an interesting or fun word, and it was your job to try to find that word somewhere in one of the magazine articles. This month it was “jubilee”!
Results from a contest where girls made up their own jingles about AG to the tune of Yankee Doodle. The winners’ lyrics are really fun to read! 🙂
Here’s a recipe for a cake that might sound impossible to some people, but it works! 🙂 Read the recipe to find out how to make it. 😉 That’s such a great idea for parties!
Here’s the “Heart to Heart” section, (which is now called “You Said It”). This issue’s topic focuses on growing up. It’s really cool to hear all the girls’ responses. I wish this section of the magazine was still like this nowadays, instead of just a bunch of surveys, because it’s great to read everyone’s personal opinion, and see why they feel that way.
Here’s a quiz where you got to predict what your friend would be like in 2013. I personally think this is very funny, because the year seemed so far in the future back then, and now it’s already passed. Haha! 😀
This page is a “Then and Now” page, comparing 1993 with 2003. It’s pretty cool to look back at what was popular back then! Check it out for yourselves. 😉
A really cool feature called Birthdays Around the World, which shows you how kids in other countries celebrate their birthdays. It was really fun learning about what birthdays might be like if we lived in Germany or Canada! 😀
Mini Mag, a really popular feature. Sadly, this isn’t in the magazine anymore, which is a shame, because they were really fun to make! If you want, you can try printing these out and make them for yourselves. (The directions are printed sideways, but if anyone would like me to post the directions, just let me know in the comments. 😉 )
Finally, Help!, one of my favorite parts of AG Magazine. It’s pretty self-explanatory, but in case you don’t know what that is, girls could write to American Girl asking them for advice, and the magazine staff would share their answers below the questions. It still looks pretty much the same nowadays, doesn’t it?
And here’s the back of the magazine, which, just as it does now, tells you what to look forward to in the next issue of American Girl. (You can look forward to some of this stuff tomorrow!! If there’s anything on this page that you’d like me to feature in my next post, just let me know!)
I hope you enjoyed looking through this issue of American Girl magazine with me. Keep an eye out for the March/April issue coming tomorrow! 🙂