One of my favorite memories of my childhood was playing with paperdolls at my gramma's house. She would get them out of the McCall's magazine, and I spent hours cutting them out, gluing the dolls to the chipboard from cereal boxes for strength, and dressing them up in all their outfits. Gramma even had a special box she let me keep the dolls in.
Over the years, I have found variations of paperdolls that I was able to let my girls play with, but none of them were as nostalgic or as wonderful as my own Betsy McCall dolls.When Gramma died, I asked if I could have the box of paperdolls. Papa would have let me, but the box is nowhere to be found.
Today I found a site that made me smile all the way down to my toes. Betsy McCall printables. They are all there. Betsy from the 50's all the way to Betsy in the 90's... including "my" 70's Betsy.
I think I am going to print and cut some out to create a collage for my scrapbook room. I might even fill up a box with them just to pull out and reminisce over sometimes. I might even let my girls play with them. Or better yet, they can fill up their own boxes of Betsy dolls.
It's the little things that make life great, isn't it?