This was by far the most fun post to put together in ages. For the first time in 20 years, I dug out my old sticker collection from the 80′s! Here are some Halloween selections to take my fellow children of the 80′s down memory lane.
Remember Stick-R-Treats? Hallmark released a variety of these circa 1984, ostensibly to hand out to Trick or Treaters. I don’t think I ever got one on someone’s doorstep…which was fine, because I wanted the candy.
A couple of the pumpkin stickers were actually scratch n’ sniff. So was the skeleton on top, which is “old bone scent” (can’t personally say how reliable their rendition of the fragrance is…but it ain’t too pleasant).
On the bottom, you’ll find the “cutesy” Stick-R-Treats, which I believed were a giant waste of time. People could collect unicorns and rainbows anytime. Halloween was for SPOOKY things. Even at five years old, I found these stickers to be a betrayal of the Halloween spirit. I gave most of them away and kept the spooky ones for myself.
These are from the Grossman’s Halloween sticker collection (1981). Grossman stickers were quite plain, but could be pretty slick. They had a certain understated charm.
I loved these as a kid, from Hallmark (1983):
(I seem to have fashioned a mini book by stapling some of these together. That’s obviously a ghost in a graveyard that I drew on the front of it. Dig my toddler art skills.)
I was never a huge fan of Peanuts stuff (which might be why I did such a bang up cutting job on these). Images were actually from 1952-1962, but stickers were released in the early 80′s:
A few Sanrio cuties (1985):
Quotes and funny faced ghosts (date missing because I clearly couldn’t resist anything with perforated edges and simply HAD to separate all the stickers in the sheets):
A delightful glittery appetizer for what’s up next…
Sheets aplenty! (1981-1986)
I feel all warm and fuzzy inside now. And I humorously noticed myself organizing these afterward in the same exact way I meticulously organized my sticker albums as a very young child. Perhaps I’ll post the “stragglers” later in the week.
Did you have any of these stickers growing up? I’d love to see your photos of ones I didn’t have, too.