Shopping in a Winter Wonderland

I finished my Christmas shopping today (horray!) and the stores were crazy…which is to be expected this time of year. But the chaos got me thinking about what the chaos may have looked like back in the day. So I came home, popped online, and found some vintage pictures of Christmas shoppers.

Usually I hate seeing the roads filled with this many vehicles, but when the traffic consists of vintage cars I’m totally okay with it. It would be an even better commute if the streets were decorated with hanging stars, bells, and garland.

Winter Wonderland

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winter driving

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Maybe it’s the fact that I don’t live in a big city, and I’m certainly not about to drive into San Francisco just for Christmas shopping, but I feel like stores don’t decorate for the holidays like they used to. Remember when store windows were the sight to see? Yeah, I don’t either, but I’ve seen it in enough movies to know that it happened and I miss it.

little girl

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window shopping

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shopping 1941

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Despite the lack of awesome window displays and the ease of internet shopping (which dealt with a large portion of my list this year), we still have to go into the shops. Some days it’s easier than others to deal with the crowds. I feel sorry for the people who have to clean up after the big holiday shopping rushes!


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Girl Christmas Shopping

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Well now that I’ve bought or made everything, I have to actually wrap it all. That’s a whole other project for another day. Have you finished your shopping yet?

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