The original creator and designer of the Strawberry Shortcake character was Barbi Sargent while she was a contracted freelance artist for American Greetings. The character first appeared on a Laurel Greeting card in 1973, holding a daisy. The character was simply called “Girl with a Daisy” at the time. In July 1977, Barbi Sargent received an assignment which was completed in early July 1977 and that she tendered to American Greetings on July 7 that year, four (4) “leader cards” depicting the “Strawberry Shortcake” character in full color. (Leader cards are used by AG for consumer test purposes. ) It was Rex Conner who requested Barbi to create 4 cards with a “berryish” outfit for the Mega Test Market. The first time the public saw Strawberry Shortcake in her new outfit with her pink cat, Custard, was in that national test. There was a very positive response by the public once the leader cards were released. In May 1983, copyrights to Strawberry Shortcake were granted to Barbi Sargent from American Greetings Corporation. Later on Barbi returned the copyrights to American Greetings so that they could continue with the success of the Strawberry Shortcake franchise.
Coloring pages are also very popularly showing holiday ideas, pictures, and characters (such as Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny), as well as biblical images, animals, educational themes, storybook themes, scenes in nature, and long retired cartoons. Even rudimentary objects have been changed over into coloring page format, like food, buildings and planes. Everyone from the harried parent to party hosts have found coloring to be a wonderful activity to engage the children in, and since the advent of many wonderful technologies such as the computer, internet and the printer we have gained access to the world of printable coloring pages. At any point in time from the early morning to late at night a child can get on the internet and look for printable coloring pages to keep themselves entertained. The preschool coloring pages are a very important source of learning before children go to school, the main advantage of it being the fact that is given at home and parents and grandparents play a very important role in it.The funny way of learning helps children memorize better the useful information and to apply what he learns in an easy way.They help children improving the motor skills,eye-hand coordination.Your preschooler will have fun while coloring the pages and will gain the love of learning by using crayons or coloured watercolors. When it comes to a children's birthday party, rest assured that one of the most effective weapons in the parents arsenal is the Winnie the Pooh coloring pages. Winnie the Pooh, the highly popular and instantly recognisable Disney character who has managed to capture the attention of children across the globe is a sure fire way to engage and distract any unruly child within the vicinity.