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8 Then And Now Truths About Christmas Shopping That Are Really Fascinating

What are the things that pop into your mind when someone says 'Christmas'? They might be Santa, shopping, gifts, Christmas tree and the list goes on. A lot has changed in the span of 20 years, especially Christmas shopping, thanks to inflation and the internet. Here is a list of 8 things that are lot different now, than they used to be 20 years ago.

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8 Then And Now Truths About Christmas Shopping That Are Really Fascinating

8 Then And Now Truths About Christmas Shopping That Are Really Fascinating

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1. Then, having your photo taken with Santa and now.

1. Then, having your photo taken with Santa and now.

Then, dressed in the matching clothes with your siblings with a guy having a crazy beard and hat. Now, after being getting to know the Santa as the man he really is. There is nothing but smile in your photos with Santa.

2. Buying Christmas sweater as a kid.

2. Buying Christmas sweater as a kid.

We understand your pain, a yearly tradition that you dreaded. Picking out family Christmas sweater, each one in your family got the same one and posed together against the fake winter wonder world scene.

Buying Christmas sweaters now.

Buying Christmas sweaters now.

Now, you wonder why you hated these sweaters. As long as you wear them ironically in the first place, they are amazing.

3. DIY gifts when you're a kid and the DIY gifts now.

3. DIY gifts when you're a kid and the DIY gifts now.

Your mom loved the gifts you made for her in those days in your art class of your school. And now it's December, your bank account is lacking some serious funds. You need a gift of course, so you do your best to make something like a gift, and nobody is impressed. Don't worry, there is always something like next year.

4. Then picking the perfect Christmas tree and now picking the perfect one.

4. Then picking the perfect Christmas tree and now picking the perfect one.

Those times were magical because you believed that Christmas trees were free, and you had no idea that your parents paid 50$ for that. The tree ended up almost dating with a dumpster. And now, is it green? Is it tall? Is it on sale? Yes, then it's perfect.

5. Kids' letters

5. Kids' letters

It was a different time then, kids used to craft an elegant letter to Santa, full of humble requests for toys and treats. Kids are more tech-savvy now, instead a heart-warming letter, there is an Amazon link. It's time, Santa should upgrade to emails.

6. Wading through mall crowds back in the day

6. Wading through mall crowds back in the day

The best holidays used to turn into the scariest, back then.

Now? You don't have even leave the house.

Now? You don't have even leave the house.

The beauty of the internet is that you can do all the shopping from the comfort of your home.

7. Receiving socks and underwear as a gift when you were a kid.

7. Receiving socks and underwear as a gift when you were a kid.

Socks and underwear as a gift back then. Your reaction? Definitely not thrilled.

Getting socks and underwear as a gift now.

Getting socks and underwear as a gift now.

Not only you will use the gift but you are waiting to try them on and enjoy that "fresh out of the package" comfort alone. Ahhhhh!

8. Gift prices then

8. Gift prices then

Back then (before inflation) you could buy gifts for just about ten bucks. Not just cheap gifts, those sleds are less than $5.You are lucky to get a coffee for that amount these days.

Gift prices now

Gift prices now

Better start breaking your piggy bank because 8 out of 10 people in your list would want an iPad. It is estimated that the average American will spend about $880 dollars this year on Christmas gifts.

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