Today is Barbie's birthday! This childhood icon has been sparking imaginations for over six decades. She was created by Ruth Handler – a businesswoman, mom, and true pioneer of her time.
She made her debut on March 9th, 1959 at the New York Toy Fair. At first, toy buyers were skeptical at how different she was from the typical toddler and baby dolls of the time. She quickly proved them wrong, and has taken the world by storm ever since!
Barbie is well known for her wide variety of careers – over 200 and counting! She helps inspire children to believe in themselves and never doubt their potential.
Celebrate Barbie's birthday as you encourage your children to use their imagination when playing with their own! You can also celebrate by sending one of our free Barbie online invitations for your next party!