Happy 50th, Crayola 64 Pack!

Remember these? The ubiquitous 64 pack. Crayola is now celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 64 pack. Most American children have used them at some point in their lives. They felt the joy of opening the top of a new pack very carefully without ripping the lid. The color names are the stuff of memories - I remember as a child wondering what "burnt sienna" was. The idea that it was burnt was a interesting to me. I loved using the silver and gold crayons when drawing decorations on Christmas trees or crowns on princesses. Choosing between "green-blue" and "blue-green" was a very important decision! The 64 was different from other boxes of crayons because it had a built-in sharpener in the back.

I bought a box of 64 colors to remind me of the choice and wonder in God's world. It's easy to keep going back to black, brown, red, yellow, green blue. They're the mainstays. But sometimes life calls for goldenrod or wisteria y'know, and not just yellow or purple.

Indigo, anyone?


Anonymous said...

It's always the simple joys Dix!

Denise Aumick said...

I like the 96 pack carton myself! The colors look lovely in these photos, Dixie.

Greeneyez2 said...

Ahhh the smell of fresh crayons! That and Play-doh bring back memories....huh?

Unknown said...

LOL! DIx!! I listened to the local radio station this morn on my way to work, guess what the were talkin about...Burnt Sienna!!! They said it was the only color kids just didnt seem to eat... for some reason, HMMM? !!!


. said...

omg...what wonderful memories you brought back. As a child there was NOTHING better than a fresh box of crayons.

BerryPatch said...

Now I want a box! It was my favorite thing to get when Mom bought my new school supplies and Santa always put the big 64 box in my stocking every year since the teachers would only allow the 16 pack. Deb

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