BOSTON ( MainStreet) -- Like a faded candy cane lawn decoration, a flaking glass ornament or an old Tickle-Me-Elmo with a corroded battery at its core, some holiday favorites are increasingly forgotten with each passing season.This isn't terribly surprising considering how seldom holiday sentiment spreads to the inanimate objects of holiday shoppers' fickle affections. Annual spending on Christmas decorations jumped from $55 per person in 2004 to an estimated $68 this year, according to the National Retail Federation. When the percentage of shoppers buying ornaments, garlands and other bits of seasonal decor fell from 71.2% in 2007 to just 64.4% in 2009, it seemed to shock retailers and retail observers that shoppers would actually hang on to decorations and use them more than once.
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