are people doing christmas shopping earlier this year?
Posted on November 3, 2013
I did this afternoon what I said I would never do…go to a large shopping centre on the weekend at lunch time. There is always a degree of anxiety about this for a number of reasons. Parking – the waiting for people to reverse out of their spot etc etc. The noise levels are deafening – or am I getting older ? Oh there is more but I can’t think of them now. As I write this I sound like a grumpy old lady!
Anyways off I go, had some lunch and took my time wandering around the stores. One thing that was noticeable to me was that Christmas stock is EVERYWHERE and has been for a month or so (including the puddings). What I observed was that people were purchasing Christmas items in droves today. Have I just not paid attention before or are people becoming more organised to avoid that horrendous rush the week of Christmas? I wanted to buy a couple of ornaments but I am going to get the ‘tree’ out first. My family make fun of our tree which was a real tree that died and I have stripped all the leaves off it and painted it white. I think it is stunning! This will be the third year that it has made it’s appearance.
I did some scanning on pinterest for inspiration and I am definitely leaning towards a minimalist/natural tones approach this year. No green or red in sight! Below are some if the images that I liked as well as a couple of cards produced by Australian company
Enjoy & have a lovely week.