Christmas just isn’t what it used to be.
Sears is closing stores all across the country (my hometown included). The store holds a lot of memories for me.
When I was a child, they still had the candy counters. I remember the trays of red pistachios in the display cases (they were dyed red to hide the blemishes).
More than anything else, I miss the catalogs. Nothing said Christmas more than the Christmas catalogs. There was something about the creamy feel of the paper between your fingertips.
Clicking pages on a website just isn’t the same.
The Christmas catalogs were an absolute wonderland. You could find anything and everything in there, from He-Man and G.I. Joe (I’m dating myself, I know) to Barbie’s Dream House. They had everything from hats and shoes to bedding and dishes.
It was truly a magical time.