This was me during Christmas of 1983. It might have been 1984, but I'm sticking with '83. This was easily the most memorable and most beloved Christmas dress of my childhood. Lace for miles, super spinny, and what I didn't get a picture of but what makes this dress so incredibly perfect for Christmas is the fact that there were 2 bells sewn into the lining. Jingle bells, attached with little burgundy bows. One of the left and one on the right. I still remember how I felt wearing this dress to church--the ooooh's and ahhh's I received as I pranced down the hallway. Some dresses are just magic and you know it when you put it on. Am I right ladies? For a 6 year old Miggy living in smalltown Gering, Nebraska this dress was magic.
Fast forward nearly 30 years and the magic of this dress captivated the heart of my own almost 6 year old daughter as she wore it to church for the first time last Sunday. My mom sent it this past summer and PSP fell in love. Trying it on incessantly and patiently waiting for December when she could finally wear the laciest, frilliest, fanciest dress she's ever known. And if there's one thing PSP likes, it's fancy. And while only 1 bell remains in the lining, she was just as thrilled by this special secret detail as I was. We're not sure what happened to the burgundy bow and cameo, but I had a little gold cameo necklace that was a decent stand-in. For the record the dress was always cream...the coloring is just off in the older pic.
It's so fun to see a relic from your childhood passed down to your own kids... especially when the current experience so perfectly mirrors the one in your memory. Thank you magic Christmas dress...you've done it again.
And God bless us! Everyone!