Christmas Blossoms - 2009

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Friends!
It's that time of year again.

Yes, time again to search for Christmas Blossoms - visual signs that Christmas is coming and that we are entering and moving through Christmas Season 2009!

The purpose of this thread is to provide a place to post any Christmas Season related photos you, your friends, or family have taken this year.
(Please, no internet copy/paste!)

As usual, the first blossom we see in these parts is the annual and highly anticipated opening of our Christmas specialty store at Crabtree Valley Mall, "A Christmas To Remember".
The photos below show it in it's new location. (Every year they move into whatever space is available)
Please pardon the reflections - hard to avoid in a glassy, very lighted mall!

Enjoy (and please contribute to!) the photo collection in this thread, so we we can really start getting into Christmas Season 2009!



 

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Two more (close-up) views:



 

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Wow, Crown, those are great! I'm going to have to start carrying my camera to see what I can add to this thread.

Thanks for doing this again! cheesy
 

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Woohoo! I have been waiting for this thread! Thanks, Crown. Those are fantastic and have definitely upped my spirits. Like Brad, I think I will have to carry a camera around as well. I'm excited to see what I can find around Ottawa. The Season is coming!
 

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Looks like a great store. I need to start looking for a new digital camera. I broke mine last year and have never bought a new one.
 

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CN tower getting ready for Christmas


I have been to Toronto many times with bus loads of people this year. On Friday, when I was enjoying my 5 hours of nothing to do while I wait, I decided to walk around by the CN tower. That is when I spotted the lights. They where already starting to put the lights on the trees for Christmas! It was starting to look good. I will have to go back there closer to Christmas and get some more pictures.
 

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Oh wow - how lovely :) Haven't seen anything majorly Christmassy yet but will keep an eye out I think!:D
 

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Wow, folks!
Thanks for the early enthusiasm.
Looking forward to lots of photos as the Season progresses!
 

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Love the looks of that store!!!!!I'm on the prowl for signs of the season as well!! I've gota pretty decent camera on my iPhone...if only we had a MMC app for it! I'd be posting to you guys whereever I am in real time! LOL
 

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Well, get a pix for us!
 
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Wow....man...being new to the forums this year....I can't wait for this Christmas....things like this get my heart pumping fast and I can't wait for Cmas!!! Will start carrying camera around and take pics for all to see!!
 

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That store looks awesome! All our local malls use to have Christmas themed stores every year that would open up just for the holidays. The last 2 years the malls have not opened up any and I have been really disappointed! I am shocked because I live in a big city with at least 5 different malls in our area and don't understand why they don't have Christmas stores anymore. We only have one year round Christmas shop, not inside a mall, and it's kind of small. Hopefully this year they will open one in the mall.
 

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Ours shows up dependably every year.
Was just walking through it yesterday and they were playing a Bing Crosby Christmas collection. Nice!
 

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No pix (sorry), but our local Home Depot has their Christmas tree and lighting display up and running. I bought a new outdoor stake outlet (broke the stake on the old one last year trying to pull it up out of frozen ground) and a new spotlight for the front door.
 

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A few shops around here have Christmassy things in the windows. I'll have my camera ready over the next few days :)
 

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We will be looking for them!
(I plan to do a little roving myself this weekend. Not much has shown up since the shop at the mall opened.)
 

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I saw a display of 3-D pop-up Christmas cards at Hallmark's yesterday and other stores are starting to have Christmas decorations out!

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