It was the night before Christmas, 1983
Christmas Miracles happen, just never to me.
Twas blessed with a new baby sister the month before
My dad was layed off, we were cash poor.
The tele would play toy commercials galore,
I dreamed and I wept, I rolled on the floor
I wanted a doll that was one of a kind,
with “Xavier Roberts” printed on her behind.
I didn’t ask Santa, I could but just pray
I asked my Mom, she said “NO WAY”.
My gifts were all opened, I surveyed my loot.
It was a bible, a slip, a banana clip to boot.
As dad cleans up the paper, my heart starts to sink,
I’m not getting my wish – I’m starting to think.
Out in the kitchen there was a pitter patter,
In comes my Dad, I wondered what was the matter.
“There’s a gift we forgot, one present more,
I wondered who it was for….
You get the picture….
I ripped the paper and began to cry. There she was. Cora Ann Cordes. My very own CPK.
My Grandma Betty, the ferocious shopper that she was happened to be in Chicago at a Montgomery Wards and walked by just as an employee was putting out a few CPKs that were in the back. She nabbed one thinking they would be worth big money one day. She knew that I wanted one SO SO SO SO bad and sold it to my mom.
It was a Christmas Miracle. It really was.
We happened upon an auction deal and bought us some NIB, minty minty old school Cabbage Patch Kids straight from the 80’s.
We want to send you one wrapped and ready to give to your little one just in time for Christmas.
All you have to do is;
1. Subscribe by email if you haven’t already.
2. Leave a comment telling us the best gift you’ve ever received.
A winner will be announced Monday, Dec 2nd.
CPK owner and lover, Amy
You choose, a ginger or a blonde cheerleader.