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Walmart Christmas ornaments

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I thought it might be useful to post any good Christmas ornament bargains we find at Walmart. Anyone else can join in, too.

I have noticed ornaments are going cheap this year at Walmart. A huge box of 32-Piece Shatterproof ornaments(Teal Water) is going for $15, Mary Engelbreit Wreath Ornaments, Set of 6 is going for $17.44 and 12 piece Nativity set at $12.00.

Lets share your finds..

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Just FYI wal-mart is staying open till 8pm on Christmas eve. You'll have enough time to do that last minute Christmas shopping....

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just be careful with walmart's shiny glass ornaments.. granted they were only $2.50 a box but it was real tough to find a box that the fronts of the ornaments were not scratched!

their packaging is awful.. I needed 150 ornaments in red for one of my trees and it took me 3 walmart stores till I got what i needed in good shape..

-Christopher

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Walmarts Christmas Dept is terrible this year Home Depot or lowes carries 10 times more then they do this year. :(

Yes, I noticed that at Halloween too, Wal-Mart usually carries some nice animated stuff and I was very disappointed in their selections this year for both Halloween and Christmas. Although I did get some nice L.E.D. lights from them at a decent price compared to other stores.

I asked how come no animated figurines this year at Halloween and then at Christmas and they said the economy was just too unstable to bring in the high end/ticket items as well as not have as much on hand inventory since they felt the economy wouldn't support the sales of it.

Personally, I think they and many other retailers MISSED THE MARK on Christmas Decor this year, I had to scrounge to find a few L.E.D. C7 White L.E.D. strings I needed to add to clear up some gaps.

It seems to me, that a LOT MORE people actually decorated this year than in years past! Including many businesses in my area have also gone out and decorated their buildings with lights on the eves, around doors and even in their shrubs/bushes surrounding the building. many city parks and even cities have added a lot of new items to their displays as well this year. So it seems to me, MORE ITEMS were sold this year than since I was a young kid and almost every single house in the neighborhood was decked out in some fashion with lights and figurines(blow molds) in the yards, on porches or on the housetops!

So I think the retail outlets kind of shot themselves in the foot this year by NOT carrying the larger selections they had in past years.

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I did another post somewhere about this subject but part of it is that families last year were just plain scared.. more than one family I know said last year they didnt spend hardly any money at all on christmas (gifts or decorations)....

giftwise - they realized it weasnt such a bad christmas afterall to have saved money and not spent thousands as they had in the past... this year they decided to keep the cutback in place for gifts however do a really nice family activity together.. like completely deck out the house inside and out... and it is fun and everyone enjoys it...

my friend talked about for many years it was whether his or the wife's side of the family could "out-do" the other on gifts each year.. more gifts,more money, more extravagance.. more shopping time... (their kids spent more time at daycare and babysitters at christmas time than any other time of the year)....so it was nixxed... and in place comes real family things together at christmas...

couple that wit hthe way overstocks of last year, the good weather in november for many areas of the country and that spells - christmas decoration shortages.....

notice the stores htis year are practically giving away flat screen TV's but you cant find a string of lights to save yourself....

or in my case a wreath for the one that blew away last week..

-Christopher

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