Times have certainly changed, but I'm sure I'm not the only one would could use springy shoes to get it all done before Xmas (and work off all those holiday calories)!
I'm fascinated by mid 60s style and culture. It was an age of innocence desperately tottering on the edge of extinction. With great colors & design! Soon there would be more freedom, more conflict, more drugs, and ... a whole new color palette.
This year I dove into my collection of mid 60s Women's Day magazines to create my annual holiday card. I quickly found myself floundering in a sea of tacky nostalgia: colored toilet paper, Sea Monkeys and other mail order fantasies, virtually inedible jello molds, and impossibly difficult (and often hideous) holiday crafts.
Christmas with my mom pretty much centered around the pages of these magazines. We found so much joy making the budget friendly treats and holiday ornaments featured in Woman's Day and Family Circle. We made a clever center pieces from evergreens in the yard and sent away for gifts in the special advertising section that practically never panned out, like a tiny working spy camera and a lemon tree that (never did) grow real lemons.
I finally did make my collage Christmas card, but it took me a really, really long time because I enjoyed reading the magazines so much!