North Somerset Christmas Shop Window Competition
The winning entry is:
Aaron's Pets in Nailsea
The winning entry is:Aaron's Pets in Nailsea
Why did they win?
Would this tempt you to enter the shop? That had to be my first question. It's nice to do a window but the reality is it has to get you extra business. Compared to most pet shops that did little or nothing to their windows, this one stood out from the crowd and would certainly have got them more custom.
Secondly, did they make the most of what they had?
A fairly small window was maximised by creating a 3D effect and an excellent use of height. It works well in day or dusk and no paper signs stuck to the window ruining the display.
Thirdly - they have chosen a theme and run with it. The cold snow theme is supported by the colours, the animals and the props.
Finally, did the window support the product? They toy animals fit with a pet shop. The gifts displayed even fit the blue and white theme.
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Chocolates and confectionery have never been so tempting than at Indulgence.
Santa's getting in on the year of sport at Southcombe's Hardware.
Polar bears, penguins, reindeers... it sure is Christmas at Aaron's Pets
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Snowmen and guitars. It's going to be a rocking Christmas at gig's.
Sam Bryant's clothing of distinction - and certainly a Christmas window of distinction.
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Stunning light show at Cecil Walker, the quality menswear and ladies wear shop.
The Coach House Studio is a real find, tucked away, and the traditional fireplace gives a warm feel on cold days.
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Their first Christmas at A-Y-S and by this display they intend to celebrate.
This has the cute factor! Who doesn't love a meerkat dressed as Santa, I found this in the window of The Market Place in Weston-super-Mare and had to take the photo.
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Now is the time for the men to walk in to lingerie shops - it must be Christmas.
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Just look at the detail on this winter scene at Mother nature.
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Renaissance in Winscombe. It lights up the road as you drive past and has a real good feel factor about it.
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Robert John with a superb traditional tree.
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Can you spot Santa in this charming and fun Christmas window at Weston Hospicecare.
A truly magical window by Gems. A delight of a shop at Hill Rd, Clevedon.
Furniture, floorings and stunning Christmas gifts for the home at Skidmore's.
A gift and card shop does not do justice to describe the great range within Top Hat and Tails, but this super window tempts you to explore inside.
A stunning winter themed window www.fizzgallery.co.uk
The only AnimalAsia shop in the world is in Weston-super-Mare.
It's going to be a White Christmas at The Hair Gallery.
Christmas has exploded at Gift Works - just check this shop out in the Sovereign Centre.
Can't do a window with donated stock? Look again at this professional looking display at St Peter's Hospice.
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Sweets as they should be sold - from the jars, and a traditional window to match at Munchies & More. 01934 644102
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A small shop front hides a fantastic range of goods at this shop on Orchard Street.
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A warm homely feel to the Worle Weston Hospicecare shop made up totally from donated stock.
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Their last Christmas to say it with flowers at Fowlers Florist.
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