What Happened to Christmas in Victoria?!

I am not being a scrooge here, in fact quite the opposite. I want to see more Christmas!

It seems to me that in years past that store owners in downtown Victoria would put a lot of effort into decorating their store window. I am not saying that we had windows on par with the famous ones of Manhattan, but still there was effort and originality. Over the last couple of weeks, as I have walked around downtown enjoying all the shoppers and also doing a little shopping, I have been trying to find the perfectly decorated window. I have seen a couple of decent ones but nothing has stood out as amazing and for the most part they have been anything but.

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Christmas storefronts are one of the great ways that a store can leap to the front of peoples' minds and also to entice them to come in and shop around. So what happened? Is it a reflection of the fact that people are doing more and more of their shopping online or is it a complacency that people will come out to shop at Christmas and changing up the store front is of little use?

Here are a few of the ones that I have noticed as at least decorated, if you know a better one please let me know. Even better send me a photo on twitter or facebook!

1. Russell Books

2. Murchies

3. Violette

3. Kaboodles Toys


4. Tilley Hats

5. Vintage Funk Emporium




Comments

  1. I thought we had to be politically correct nowadays. Putting up Christmas displays might offend someone that doesn't celebrate it. I remember, and miss, the displays at Eatons and The Bay.

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  2. Christmas is being slowly phased out and the focus is now being placed on Halloween instead. Very sad indeed.

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    1. and Halloween is a ridiculous holiday in my opinion.

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  3. Christianity is an obselete culture, time for something new

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