I'm not posting about ornaments or Christmas decorations today. Today, I'm posting about a Christmas gift that I remember receiving as a young girl many years ago.
When my family returned to the states after WWII it took my father quite sometime to become fully functioning. The war affected him deeply, and my mother had to work to support us for as long as I can remember. My father finally improved and became an accountant - but during those lean years Christmas was a pretty spartan time for us. Perhaps like it is today for those folks who have been hit so hard by our economy. Anyway, the one gift I do remember getting was a Betsy McCall paper doll set.
These paper doll sets came free in the McCall Magazine, a popular magazine of the day, but you could also by the paper doll set in a book. I would spend hours dressing her in her outfits and making believe that my family was something other than it was. My imagination would run wild as a 10 year old girls will and it seems I was totally satisfied with this small gift at Christmas time because somehow I
knew it was the only thing my parents could afford.
.Please dear friends enjoy this time of year with your families and loved ones whether it is a big event with lots of presents or a more modest affair like my Christmas of so long ago.
HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU ALL!