Shop Till You Drop: A Look at the History of Holiday Shopping

Here's a history of retail shopping.
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The holiday's are upon us and with that begins the annual task of shopping for family and friends.  With it are miles of lines and crowds and the ever-present advice pieces about the best deals and how to avoid waiting to shop till the last minute.

Want to know one of the first pieces of advice when it comes to holiday shopping? Start early. 

That sound piece of advice has been around since 1906, when a campaign first pushed consumers to start looking at their calendars ahead of the holiday season.

Though, with the emergence of online retail, procrastinating on your holiday shopping can once again re-emerge 

Find out more about the cultural prevalence of holiday shopping.