Christmas Window Displays From Around the World

I keep talking about how much I love Christmas and it’s true, so I can’t help but share fun Christmas related things and today’s post is no exception.  Now a little-known tidbit about me is that at one point I wanted to be a visual display designer.  What is that you say?  Well, these folks get the fun job of designing store window fronts and other areas within stores.  If you are an 80’s movie buff, think Mannequin with Kim Cattrall and Andrew McCarthy (great movie by the way).  Their job is to make merchandise visually appealing so people come into the stores and buy it.  Hence the term window shopping.

I always thought having that job would be fun and a challenge and so, I enjoy looking at interesting window displays (for those who still have no idea what I’m talking about, go and visit a local Anthropologie store, they do a good job).  While everyday displays are interesting, I really enjoy the Christmas window displays because well, I like Christmas.  So, today I’m sharing with you some fun Christmas window displays from around the world.

First up, is a Bergdorf Goodman’s storefront, which to be honest is always a favorite of mine.  This year the holiday display is inspired by the different arts and the photo below is all about music in a silver glory.  Trombone anyone?

Bergdorf Goodman 2014 Christmas window displays

Next up, we go to Paris for the “Noël Monstre” display by Galeries Lafayette.  This display is about a “Monster Christmas” which is both cute and totally fun.  The windows are filled with fluffy, fuzzy monsters hanging both outside and inside ornaments.  How fun would it be to decorate a Christmas tree or a party with these fun loving ornaments?

2014 Christmas Noël Monstre Christmas window displays by Galeries Lafayette in Paris.

And now we’re headed to London for a more traditional display by Fortnum & Mason.  The snowy scenes are inspired by the London of winters past when the River Thames would freeze and people would throw festivals on the ice.  While I’m happy and warm in Hawaii, it does make me want a snowy Christmas, just a little bit.

2014 Christmas window displays at Fortnum & Mason in London.

Aren’t these Christmas window displays great?  So much fun!  Maybe one day a store will hire me to do their windows…

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