My girls are all into the "Life of Faith" dolls based on the Martha Finley books (or rather the modern renditions of her books from Mission City Press). You might (or might not) remember that Kora and Aubrey each bought one a couple of years ago with money partly from saving up and partly from birthday/Christmas gifts.
Ever since then Brynna has wanted the "Kathleen McKinley" doll, a red headed doll who's character is set in the Great Depression. I told her that she had to wait until she was 8, and had to save up for a good bit of it herself. We have have found that making the girls save up for all or most of something expensive like this makes them appreciate it much more than if they were just given the doll for their birthday.
Well, a couple of weeks ago, Brynna gave me her part of the money for Kathleen. I ordered it, wrapped it, and last night was the big night!