"As we struggle with shopping lists and invitations, compounded by December's bad weather, it is good to be reminded that there are people in our lives who are worth this aggravation, and people to whom we are worth the same."
~Donald E. Westlake
For the last few months I have been collecting photos of long-gone Christmases and now find myself with far too many for a single post. There's only one solution: a series. Since some of us still have presents to buy — behold Christmas shopping as it once was.
|In 1921a festive storefront in Washington, DC, celebrated with trees and flags.|
|Which lucky people got "talking machines" in 1921?|
|As the caption says, this was Woolworth's Fifth Avenue window in 1935. Miss you, F.W. Woolworth.|
|In 1944, Macy's offered children a Snow White Christmas.|
"Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry Christmas."
~ Peg Bracken