This week's Flashback Friday was about Christmas presents. My sister asked if I'd participate (I was planning to anyway.) If you haven't read her response, check it out here. I haven't read it yet, so you be the judge: Do you think we shared
At first, Santa didn't wrap his presents. He did, of co
Later, he did start wrapping the gifts.
There are a few things I remember getting for Christmas: a googly, a ring, a bracelet, dolls, nightgowns (that Mom usually made). My younger sister and I are close in age so it seems like we got a lot of the same thing, only in a different color...except the googly.
The googly was a type of stuffed animal that when you squeezed the stomach, the eyes, which were plastic with colored spiral cardboard in them, went around. The body was blue and the hands and feet were pick. My sister and I both got one one year exactly the same. I guess my sister wanted to be able to tell them apart so she wrote her initials on one of the feet of her googly.
I still have the bracelet I received. I was holding on to it for the daughter I never had...guess I'll keep holding on to it for my granddaughter?
And, yes, by sister got one also, only with her name on the bracelet and her birthstone!
The stockings were filled with nuts, candy, and a tangerine, always. There was usually some little toy or such as well.
Sadly, I don't remember buying my parents gifts. I know some years we went in together to buy them a gift.
I do remember there have been years when it has been chaotic on Christmas morning. But that is what made it fun!