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21 Days Until Christmas!

On my desk I have Christmas decorations. No surprise there! Two of my decorations include this year’s (2020) Amazon Wish Book and the 1942 Sears Christmas Book. The Amazon book is exclusively toys while the Sear Catalogue has a list of items for all people of all ages.

It is interesting to go through the wants of kids from 1942 to today. In 1942, the number one selling gift for kids were Little Golden Books. I had so many of those as a kid and I think we still have some for our kids as well. The most popular books today are Captain Underpants, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, and other such books. The year before, 1941, the number one toy was tinker toys. While I had some of those as well, Lego took over that market and don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon. The year after, 1943, the most popular toy was wooden pull toys. They were inexpensive and it was during WW2. This became the rage. This year, the expectation is something Baby Yoda will be the most popular gift. The last couple of years, video game related items have taken the top of the list.


I’m not sure what’s at the top your kids, grandkids, or great-grandkids lists, but what about your own list? What’s on your Christmas list? What’s in your wish book? You are probably saying, “nothing,” Liar! You have a wish book. If you could order peace in your family, you would. If you could order visiting family, you would buy it. If you could order a better job, better health, or contentment, you would do it!


We have little control over many of those wishes. But we do have control over who we trust to take us into tomorrow. As the old song says, “I know who holds tomorrow and I know He holds my hand.” Let Christmas remind you to trust the one who came to you when you could not get to Him.


Merry Christmas!




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