Wintry Weather Doesn’t Stop Many Holiday Shoppers
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By Hadas Kuzits
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The wintry forecast did not keep many people from their holiday shopping on Saturday.
“I figured it’s soft,” said one shopper. “If it comes down, I’ll be home before it gets icy!”
So with only a couple of weekends before Christmas, shoppers braved the weather and spent the weekend buying gifts.
“I just bought some candles for my mom,” said another shopper. “But other than that we’re just looking, really. (I’m) looking to see what there is and see what I can check off my list.”
For whom do they still have to buy presents?
“I have some friends who live in England,” said one woman, “and I’m looking for some light gifts to mail over to them, hopefully!”
But not everyone who was buying gifts was doing so for friends or family.
“I’m shopping for homeless people that I often see on the street,” said one man, “and I think this is a great opportunity to give back to them.”
And no matter what she saw at the stores, this woman is looking forward to a great Christmas:
“Even if I don’t have all these gifts, I’ll still have a good Christmas,” she said. “That’s the way I look at it, because to me, Christmas is really about giving. We should love all year round.”