May 3, 2014
Vintage word search fun!
Recently my maternal grandma and I were chatting about our favourite board games during a telephone conversation and she shared with me that Clue was her all-time favourite. I replied that it was my second fave and she then asked what game took top billing in my books. "Scrabble", I said with a big smile (even though she couldn't, of course, see me through a landline call, but even the mere mention of this game is enough to put me in an extra good mood, I adore it that much).
"Aww, yes," she said, "You've always loved anything to do with words, so that makes perfect sense." She was spot on there, let me tell you. I'm a self-professed logophile and absolutely adore anything to do with the history of words, the English language, writing, and games (such as Scrabble, Boogle, Upwords, and Balderdash) that are centered around words.
This passion also spills over to crosswords, though I've actually always been a bigger fan of word searches and blazed through more word search books as a youngster than I can remember. To this day, I rarely travel, stay overnight in the hospital, or head anywhere I know I'll need to be pass a lengthy chunk of time without a good, old-fashioned paper word search book with me.
I was thinking about this point a few days ago while enjoying a lovely soak in the tub and it struck me that I should go see if there are word search generators online that let you create your own puzzle. Would you know it, there are! Some of which, such as those from Puzzlefast and Word Search Maker, even allow you to embed the puzzles you create on your own site (as well as print them off - just think of how cool a themed word search would be for a paper crafting project like a scrapbook page or handmade card).
Naturally, once I knew this, I had to make an interactive (you can solve the puzzle right here, if you like, or alternatively, print it out and do it on paper) vintage fashion themed word search and share it here with all of you.
Whether you share my unending love of words and word games, are partial to word searches, or just love the idea of creating your own, let me warn you, once you start wiping these delightful puzzles up with whatever set of words your heart desires, doing so becomes rather addictive. If you create a vintage related one for your own site, be sure to let me know in the comments here, I’d love to solve it as well – one can never have too many word searches to enjoy doing in my books!