While reading the new blog posts of the day, my second read was Jennifer Juniper's Hope Studios blog post titled "Homeless American Girl Doll" (about the new American Girl - Gwen). I wanted to know more about Gwen as Jennifer's post peaked my interest. I bopped over to the American Girl Doll official website and didn't get any further than the front page. My heart sunk. They are "archiving" Kirsten. We all know what that means. This makes me so sad. It's like a piece of me is being buried. Why are they saying goodbye to Kirsten? She's beautiful, she's popular. Is it because she is not a modern girl like Gwen with a modern story?
Of course I own Kirsten, and she has been on display in my bedroom for a very long time. I wish I had kept her in the box to preserve her, now that she is going to be a collectors item. I just tried to see if I could purchase her and she is sold out. Maybe some day they will bring Kirsten back.