Yesterday, we took our tree down. I’d planned to leave it up a bit longer, but it was really starting to dry out. Today, I’ll finish putting the rest of Christmas away, for another year. It’s these days-the post Christmas days-that seem to be the saddest for me.
With holiday preparations over, and the new year welcomed, I know that Amy’s Christmas break is over and she’ll be returning to school, and it leaves me feeling a little lonely. And the house, deprived of its festive decor, seems a little sad itself.
This year though, I have something to cheer me up. My Kit Cat Klock-a gift from my mother in law. I’ve wanted to have a Kit Cat Klock for a long time.
The Kit Cat Klock was introduced in 1932 by the California Clock Company, in Portland Oregon, and has been produced ever since. It’s even been estimated that on average, one Kit Cat Klock has sold every three minutes in the last 80 years. In design, the clock has changed a little bit over the years, and has also switched from a plug in clock to a battery operated clock, but it still has its iconic rolling eyes and wagging tail. When the Kit Cat Klock made its debut in the thirties, America was in the midst of the Great Depression. The Kit Cat Klock helped bring cheer and inspire hope.
I love that the Kit Cat Klock has been around for so long, making people smile for 80 years now. I certainly can’t help but feel happier when I look at mine.
Image courtesy of kit-cat.com