When I was growing up, the arrival of the Sears Roebuck Christmas Catalog was a big deal. Each year, they had a coloring contest for various age groups of children with various prizes, but the best one, being the cover of the local Christmas catalog.
I remember drawing an elaborate Christmas tree with my giant box of Crayola crayons. All the toys that I wanted were featured on this tree: Barbie, My Little Pony, Rainbow Brite, Care Bears. My parents entered me in the category for my age group, which had to be around 6-8 years old.
I was very surprised to find out that I won the portion for my age group! I got to have a photo shoot with my parents and was featured in the Lincoln newspaper.
Recently, I found that black and white photo, which made me wonder where that drawing was and why we didn't think to make a copy of it before sending it off...oh well, I'm sure it wasn't as great in real life as it was in my memories.
I'm sitting on the counter of the catalog department, with my Mom & Dad. Plus, check out that awesome Rainbow Brite dress!