I'll admit that Christmas is very difficult for me. For a very long time it was my favorite time of year, but when my mother died two days before Christmas it changed everything forever. Now I have to try a little harder to find Christmas.
Looking through an old magazine my mother owned can slowly take me a few steps back in time. The following vintage magazine ad is from the 1957 Better Homes & Gardens Christmas Ideas magazine. I have several years of Christmas craft magazines that my mother kept and throughout each year as a child I used to enjoy looking through them, anticipating the Christmas to come.
A View-Master is no longer a toy kids long for. I still have my View-Master and a box of reels. I still get a kick out of looking at them, but then I can be easily pleased. With a View-Master you step into a quiet little world that only you can see; you don't need to share it with anybody else. And surprise, no batteries needed.
I think I might just need to get out my Santa's Village reels and take a trip back in time.
Do you have memories of a View-Master?
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