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    Thank you for sharing. I remember growing up it always seemed just a little more like Christmas when the Christmas catalogs came in the mail and we got our new 'Twas the Night Before Christmas" coloring books. What fond memories.

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    This link really was a wonderful thing to share ! My gods I remember my kids sitting with a shared wish book for hours. I went to the 1980 one and searched the star wars toys. There was the page my sons wore right out from looking at it so often and wishing. They even took the book to show Santa at the mall. Thank you with all my heart for adding such a vividness to wonderful memories of the past. Time had faded them but seeing the pictures takes me back to the very moment and how real it still feels after 39 years. Later I will look at the 1956 one my mom loved.

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    I bookmarked this site so I can go back & browse later when I have more time. Thanks for posting, Terry. It seems like we usually had catalogs. Some places where we lived were either small towns or in a rural area, not close to major shopping. We loved to browse those catalogs. Long before we had credit cards, we wrote out the order the old way & mailed in a check. When my boys were pre-school age, I ordered all their Christmas gifts from either Sears or Mont. Wards; we lived in a small town. "Those were the days, my friend..." How times have changed. It also seems like we also cut out some of the models to make paper dolls. I wonder if anyone plays with paper dolls anymore? Kids today are too addicted to their electronics; probably most of them never heard of paper dolls!

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    Thanks for posting. What wonderful memories!
    Katrina


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    Thank you for sharing. I remember looking at the Wards catalog every Christmas and wishing for things.


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    How fun! thanks!



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    I can remember our Sears catalog always ending up in the outhouse...
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    Imagine my surprise when I peeked inside a random catalog and saw my prized, and what I thought was SO expensive at the time, Betsy McCall doll for $1.98!!! Oh looking at these is going to be so much fun! Thank you thank you for finding this! I am saving this for later as my reward for finishing my shopping, baking, and (almost finished) wrapping.

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    Thanks for sharing. 1966 was one I remember fondly. That year, we found Santa's gifts hidden in the attic, so of course, we jotted down the numbers on the packages and went and searched the catalogs to check if we were getting what we asked for. My mom was so mad at my sister and I that year. Sure enough, I checked and found that little mosaic kit in the catalog just now. Brought back fond memories.

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    My sister also says thank you lol

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