The Holidays Are Not The Same Without The Sears Wishbook
When the Sears WIshbook made its appearance in our house when I was a kid my brother and I would grab it so fast your head would spin.
We would pour over it for hours and hours circling things we just had to have. We studied that book long and hard. We knew it front to back, back to front, and side to side.
I am sure many kids these days can say the same.
We made detailed lists for our parents so they knew exactly what we wished to see under the tree on Christmas morning. I pined for Barbies, jewellry, gadgets, and strange dolls with only a head. WHAT? I guess they were created so that little girls like me could learn to apply makeup and style hair. Meanwhile, my brother had visions of Ninja Turtles, guitars, and hockey sticks dancing in his head.
I especially love this page in the Sears Wishbook this year. What a blast from the past! I used to love Fisher Price toys (and still do just like my own children) as a kid as evidenced by the picture above.
I wanted the tradition of searching for the perfect gift to continue with my kids and it had until we lost our Sears parcel pick-up outlet a few years ago. Briefly a brand new Sears store opened. However, the store closed after only a few months operation. It’s the curse of trying to do business in a small community.
So, I realized that I had no where to pick up the treasured Sears Wishbook. I could get one if I really wanted to by driving an hour and a half two towns over. But I do not really enjoy travelling on our horrible highways in the winter.
I made contact with Sears Canada on Twitter and they kindly mailed us our very own Sears Wishbook. I am so thankful they did.
Now, my kids can devour the Sears Wishbook just like I did when I was a kid. They can make a list and check it twice (or a hundred times). The poor book will probably be destroyed in a matter of time. I cannot recall how many pages were torn or ripped out of last year’s issue.
The holidays – Christmas – is just not the same without a Sears Wishbook.
Disclosure – This post is not sponsored or paid for in anyway. I just really love the Sears Wishbook.