I had an opportunity in the middle of January to take photos of the undecorating of the mall display and the Christmas aisles at Wal-Mart. I couldn't bring myself to snap the photos. They would have been a bit depressing. Most of the items were already packed away, but two aisles were full of boxed items, trees the top of the shelves that held the inflatables were empty, etc.
This is a happy blossom thread, I'm glad I went with my instinct and decided not to take pictures of the bleak sign that Christmas 2008 was over.
Thankfully, we have Christmas 2009 and a future blossom thread to look forward to in about 227 days.
Looking forward to your photos, Sparkling Star.