It’s hard to imagine a more Christmas-themed shopping trip than one to the local grocery store.
The day after Thanksgiving, shoppers are greeted by a huge festive display, including dozens of giant snowmen.
“Christmas shopping is just the beginning,” said Amanda Schuessler, who works as a sales associate for a local food and beverage company.
She has been doing Christmas shopping in Seattle since she was a kid.
“It’s not just about Christmas.
I’ve seen so many great products that I can’t wait to buy!”
She is so used to seeing Santa Claus and elves at her local grocery, she said.
But this year, she’s not expecting to see the usual assortment of Christmas items, including stuffed animals and toys.
For one, she plans to buy only a few items.
Her main goal is to get her hands on some new holiday treats, such as a pumpkin patch-style stuffed animal and a doll made out of stuffed animals.
Another thing she’s looking forward to is Christmas cards.
Schuessler says she’s never had a chance to get a Christmas card from a local grocery before.
It was the only way to make her friends happy.
A few months ago, she got a Christmas box filled with a few dozen cards, but now she’s hoping she can snag a few new ones.
“They have so many different colors,” she said, adding that she hopes she can find a few that have her favorite characters.
Schueps new favorite is an ornament made of two stuffed animals, but she also loves the fact that it’s made of paper and has a little Christmas tree.
This is something she will be happy to do.
Schüessler also plans to pick up some other items for Christmas.
That includes some Christmas tree trimmings, which she will make her own.
I’m planning to get that stuff,” she joked.
There are a few other items she’s excited about, too.
On Christmas Eve, she is planning to buy some gifts for her sister, who lives in the area.
They’ll pick up presents from local businesses.
Also, Schueps plans to try her hand at making homemade pumpkin bread.”
I’ll make a big batch, and then I’ll have a couple dozen people come over and say, ‘What’s going on?’
” she said of her family’s Christmas baking.
So far, Schaueps has been a big success.
As she said in an interview, she has had more than 3,000 people come in for Christmas baking sessions.
We’re going to keep trying,” she added.
In addition to Christmas shopping, Schurzes parents are also planning to head to the mall to try on more Christmas costumes.
My mom is really excited about that,” she explained.
However, she says she will still not be buying any Christmas clothing.
Because her mom is still a college student, she hasn’t gotten a Christmas wardrobe made yet.
Still, she will buy some Christmas outfits for her sisters.
According to Schuesi, she and her sisters are planning to spend Christmas with their friends and family.
Some of their friends are going to be visiting their grandparents in Hawaii, and the two sisters are excited about the possibility of spending the holidays together.
“But, we’ll see.””
My mom and I are planning on spending Christmas together,” Schuisi said.
“But, we’ll see.”
Schuisi says she has been working as a financial adviser for a few years and plans to work full time at her job.
Since she’s still a child, she doesn’t have any other plans for Christmas shopping besides the giant display and the Santa costumes.
(A spokesperson for the grocery chain said it has been in talks with Schuess about stocking the stores holiday offerings, but it hasn’t received any formal offers.)
But for some shoppers, shopping on Christmas Eve isn’t something they’re planning to do for a while.
One of the shoppers, Jennifer, says she plans on spending the day shopping in her local Walmart.
Jennifer, a senior in high school, is a fan of Christmas shopping.
When she was little, she would go shopping with her friends and make their favorite Christmas gifts.
Today, she hopes to be able to spend some time with her parents.
Last year, Jennifer had some Christmas shopping plans in place.
Instead of buying a large display, she bought some gifts, but only for herself.
Now, she’ll be able spend Christmas shopping with family and friends, too, with her mom’s help.