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.
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.
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.
Now, you wonder why you hated these sweaters. As long as you wear them ironically in the first place, they are amazing.
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.
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.
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.
The best holidays used to turn into the scariest, back then.
The beauty of the internet is that you can do all the shopping from the comfort of your home.
Socks and underwear as a gift back then. Your reaction? Definitely not thrilled.
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!
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.
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.