I think I mentioned before that we have a Christmas window competition here in Alyth. We also have an Easter Window competition, sometimes a Valentine's Day Window competition, and a Teddy Bear Trail in the summer. It's a fun way to encourage people to take the time to have a walk around our little town and hopefully get to know more about what is available locally.
Then of course if you are lucky enough to be in the top three your shop or business will get the equivalent of a free advert in the Blairgowrie Advertiser when photos of the winners are published.
I think I may have got a bit carried away this year. I had great fun knitting Santas, Snow families and Sledging Penguins. The kids passing by love them and the parents keep coming in and asking if they are for sale.