Thursday, December 19, 2013

Letters to Santa Throughout the Years

This year when it was time to write the annual letter to Santa, my 3 year old did her little scribbles. When I asked her what she asked for she said "a tablet". Yes my 3 year old asked for a tablet. I am sure that many of you have kids in your life with lists with things like Playstation 4, iPads, and robot dogs. (seriously we can't find one anywhere!) It got me thinking about how letters to Santa must have evolved over the years. So I did a little research. Here are the most popular children asked Santa for over the years.

1905- apples, oranges, nuts, raisins, candy, or a storybook. 
1920's- doll, insulated thermos, woolen stockings, nuts, candy, sewing box, paints, pencil.
1930's- football, tricycle, dolls, nuts, fruit, candy
1940's- trains, wagon, pop-gun, blackboard with chalk, board games
1950's- army men, train set, play guns, bicycle, candy, dolls, puppy
1960's- bicycles, blocks, dolls
1970's- easy-bake oven, paper doll, play tool set, teddy bear
1980's- designer jeans, 10-speed bikes, Super Nintendo, Boombox, Barbie dolls, Cabbage Patch Kids 
1990's- gameboys, computers, Barbies
Now- Xbox, Legos, Bratz dolls, tablets, iPods 

Wow how things have changed! 
What are on your kids lists this year?  

1 comment:

  1. Fascinating list! Pero classics like dolls(in all their forms) will always remain. My trio are grownups now, so their wishlists are STILL too expensive & numerous. ; ) Hope your celebrations & Año Nuevo is BUENISIMO!! BB2U


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