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There is no business like the SNOW business! Village shops adorn their windows with winter scenes


A rustic Hampshire village has decorated its shop windows with amazing winter scenes to add a festive cheer to the contested high street in the run-up to Christmas.

Hartley Wintney has been transformed into a winter wonderland, with nearly 40 storefronts being decorated with 80 cans of regular snow spray and a dry brush in just two and a half days.

The local council has partnered with Snow Windows to bring the Christmas cheer to millions of Britons desperate to see the end of the hated pandemic at the end of a gloomy year.

Almost no shop window was left untouched by the fascinating talent of the artist Tom Baker, who enchanted passers-by as well as shoppers, walkers, grandparents and young families.

From Boutique # 3 to Hartley Dental Clinic, the local Chippy, pet store, butcher, barber shop, barber, charity and antique shop, the windows show magical snowmen coming to life, dancing and baking with kids, deer, penguins, geese Wearing scarves and sleepy snow-capped villages.

Passers-by can even admire scenes from the popular Christmas films The Polar Express and The Snowman … and the eagle eyes will see Santa on his sleigh as he presents presents to the children of the world.

Council chairman Chris Farrance told MailOnline that the storefronts "bring much-needed joy to our beautiful high street," which is mostly made up of independent retailers.

Hartley Wintney High Street has been particularly hard hit by shutdown orders, Farrance said, adding the council hopes to "make this Christmas a memorable one for our businesses and local residents alike."

"It has been a pleasure to work with Snow Windows and our team at the parish office, who have worked so hard to make this happen. We deserve our heartfelt thanks," said Farrance.

Keri Ackling, who founded Snow Windows in 2015, told MailOnline that she chose Hartley Wintney "because there are 98 percent small independent businesses." She added, "This year, more than ever, we wanted to find ways to support communities, especially independent businesses, in a Covid-safe manner."

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Snow Windows artist Tom Baker created a beautiful winter scene in which a deer is standing by a snow covered tree in New and Nearly Boutique # 3 on Main Street in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire

Another storefront in Hartley Wintney shows a lonely building in a winter wonderland surrounded by snow-covered trees

Another storefront in Hartley Wintney shows a lonely building in a winter wonderland surrounded by snow-covered trees

A shop window in rustic Hartley Wintney shows a magical Polar Express speeding through a snowy landscape

A shop window in rustic Hartley Wintney shows a magical Polar Express speeding through a snowy landscape

Passers-by stop outside Hartley Dental Clinic to take photos of a wintry scene showing a snowman in front of a house with smoke coming out of the chimney ... and an elf from the North Pole with a sign that says "Merry Christmas" .

Passers-by stop outside Hartley Dental Clinic to take photos of a wintry scene showing a snowman in front of a house with smoke coming out of the chimney … and an elf from the North Pole with a sign that says "Merry Christmas" .

The local hairdresser has a beautiful display in its outward-facing window of Santa Claus flying over a snowy village on Christmas Eve ... while a North Pole elf holds a sign that says "Good Hair Day".

The local hairdresser has a beautiful display in its outward-facing window of Santa Claus flying over a snowy village on Christmas Eve … while a North Pole elf holds a sign that says "Good Hair Day".

The artist Tom Baker sprays a deer on the window of boutique No. 3 with a can of snow spray ... to inspire customers

The artist Tom Baker sprays a deer on the window of boutique No. 3 with a can of snow spray … to inspire customers

The beach barbershop windows show a winter wonderland scene ... and the snowman standing by ...

The beach barbershop windows show a winter wonderland scene … and the snowman standing by …

Artist Tom Baker draws details in a winter wonderland that features a house, trees, and a bridge over a frozen river

Artist Tom Baker draws details in a winter wonderland that features a house, trees, and a bridge over a frozen river

The Timber Windows storefront depicts a wintry scene of a house with smoke puffing out of the chimney and a deer grazing ... while passers-by, including a small child and dog, walk by to look at the windows

The Timber Windows storefront depicts a wintry scene of a house with smoke puffing out of the chimney and a deer grazing … while passers-by, including a small child and dog, walk by to look at the windows

A shop window in Hartley Wintney shows a goose with a scarf around its neck running through the snow

A shop window in Hartley Wintney shows a goose with a scarf around its neck running through the snow

Another shop - Hartley Antiques - that sells cards and ornaments features a child dancing with a snowman brought to life

Another shop – Hartley Antiques – that sells cards and ornaments features a child dancing with a snowman brought to life

Even Hartley's fish and chip shop is getting its own window display: a winter wonderland with buildings and people walking down a high street ... perhaps a nod to Hartley Wintney High Street in Hampshire

Even Hartley's fish and chip shop is getting its own window display: a winter wonderland with buildings and people walking down a high street … perhaps a nod to Hartley Wintney High Street in Hampshire

Almost no shop window was left untouched by the fascinating talent of the artist Tom Baker, who enchanted passers-by as well as shoppers, walkers, grandparents and young families. In the picture Tom in front of the boutique no.3

Almost no shop window was left untouched by the fascinating talent of the artist Tom Baker, who enchanted passers-by as well as shoppers, walkers, grandparents and young families. In the picture Tom in front of the boutique no.3

The Waggon and Horses pub has a wintry window of houses, a bridge over a river, a person walking home under a street lamp, and a sign that says "Get well soon Dorothy."

The Waggon and Horses pub has a wintry window of houses, a bridge over a river, a person walking home under a street lamp, and a sign that says "Get well soon Dorothy."

The beach barber shop has a window with a building called "Strand" with people standing by the window

The beach barber shop has a window with a building called "Strand" with people standing by the window

AW Porter and Sons on Hartley Wintney High Street also features snow-covered buildings, street lights, and smoke coming from chimneys when a river flows through a rustic village ... much like Hartley Wintney of Hampshire ...

AW Porter and Sons on Hartley Wintney High Street also features snow-covered buildings, street lights, and smoke coming from chimneys when a river flows through a rustic village … much like Hartley Wintney of Hampshire …

One of the windows of the hair salon shows The Snowman from the popular Christmas movie, while the neighbor Sweets & # 39; N & # 39; Treats shows Santa Claus flying his reindeer while delivering presents on Christmas Eve at night

One of the windows of the hair salon shows The Snowman from the popular Christmas movie, while the neighbor Sweets & # 39; N & # 39; Treats shows Santa Claus flying his reindeer while delivering presents on Christmas Eve at night

The Courtyard Cafe also features a wintry village covered in snow and located on a river and snow-capped mountain

The Courtyard Cafe also features a wintry village covered in snow and located on a river and snow-capped mountain

The beach barber shop has a window with a building called "Strand" with people standing by the window

The beach barber shop has a window with a building called "Strand" with people standing by the window

Boo, a wedding outfitter, has displayed wedding dresses ... and a North Pole Elf coming out from behind a mailbox

Boo, a wedding outfitter, has displayed wedding dresses … and a North Pole Elf coming out from behind a mailbox

A woman walking two dogs stops outside Hartley Dental Clinic to admire Tom Baker's portrayal of a smiling snowman standing in front of a house while a North Pole elf holds a wooden sign saying "Merry Christmas" .

A woman walking two dogs stops outside Hartley Dental Clinic to admire Tom Baker's portrayal of a smiling snowman standing in front of a house while a North Pole elf holds a wooden sign saying "Merry Christmas" .

No 3 Boutique, Boo Wedding Outfitter and Ta Da Beauty show winter scenes in their shop windows

No 3 Boutique, Boo Wedding Outfitter and Ta Da Beauty show winter scenes in their shop windows

The barber shop shows the snowman from the popular Christmas movie smiling at viewers in Hartley Wintney

The barber shop shows the snowman from the popular Christmas movie smiling at viewers in Hartley Wintney

Tom Baker, his wife Keri and their children Isaac [eight] and Rae [ten] stand in front of Hartley Antiques. This scene shows a snowman who has come to life and is dancing in the snow with a young child

Tom Baker, his wife Keri and their children Isaac [eight] and Rae [ten] stand in front of Hartley Antiques. This scene shows a snowman who has come to life and is dancing in the snow with a young child

Charlton Grace, who sells cashmere clothing, has a shop window with a goose wrapped in a scarf walking through the snow

Charlton Grace, who sells cashmere clothing, has a shop window with a goose wrapped in a scarf walking through the snow

In a shop window in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, a little squirrel rummages through a winter wonderland

In a shop window in Hartley Wintney, Hampshire, a little squirrel rummages through a winter wonderland

The Helping Hands charity shop has an outward-facing window with a deer standing in it looking at passers-by in the snow

The Helping Hands charity shop has an outward-facing window with a deer standing in it looking at passers-by in the snow

Another storefront on Hartley Wintney High Street shows houses covered in snow and a man walking his child. You pass a shop called "William Dyer" while a snowman in front of a house can be seen on the right in front of the picture

Another storefront on Hartley Wintney High Street shows houses covered in snow and a man walking his child. You pass a shop called "William Dyer" while a snowman in front of a house can be seen on the right in front of the picture

Artist Tom Baker sprays on a snow-covered tree after creating a deer in the window of boutique # 3

Artist Tom Baker sprays on a snow-covered tree after creating a deer in the window of boutique # 3

Hartley Antiques shows a snowman brought to life with a child swinging in the snow in a winter wonderland

Hartley Antiques shows a snowman brought to life with a child swinging in the snow in a winter wonderland

A baby penguin is seen with its parents in a shop window in Hartley Wintney next to a real Christmas tree

A baby penguin is seen with its parents in a shop window in Hartley Wintney next to a real Christmas tree

A shop window shows a snowman who comes to life wearing a chef's hat as he hands out baked goodies to passers-by

A shop window shows a snowman who comes to life wearing a chef's hat as he hands out baked goodies to passers-by

One of the windows of the hair salon shows The Snowman from the popular Christmas movie, while the neighbor Sweets & # 39; N & # 39; Treats shows Santa Claus flying his reindeer while delivering presents on Christmas Eve at night

One of the windows of the hair salon shows The Snowman from the popular Christmas movie, while the neighbor Sweets & # 39; N & # 39; Treats shows Santa Claus flying his reindeer while delivering presents on Christmas Eve at night

The Timber Windows shop front shows a wintry scene of a house with smoke coming out of the chimney

The Timber Windows shop front shows a wintry scene of a house with smoke coming out of the chimney

Charlton Grace, who sells cashmere clothing, has a shop window with a goose wrapped in a scarf walking through the snow

Charlton Grace, who sells cashmere clothing, has a shop window with a goose wrapped in a scarf walking through the snow

Hartley Antiques has a scene that shows a snowman who has come to life and is dancing in the snow with a young child

Hartley Antiques has a scene that shows a snowman who has come to life and is dancing in the snow with a young child

Deva Antiques on the High Street show Santa Claus driving his sleigh over a snow-covered sleeping village

Deva Antiques on the High Street show Santa Claus driving his sleigh over a snow-covered sleeping village

A rustic Hampshire village has adorned its shop windows with amazing winter scenes to add festive cheer to the contested high street ahead of Christmas. Hartley Wintney has been turned into a winter wonderland, with more than 35 shop windows decorated with a regular can of snow spray and a dry brush in just three days

A rustic Hampshire village has adorned its shop windows with amazing winter scenes to add festive cheer to the contested high street ahead of Christmas. Hartley Wintney has been turned into a winter wonderland, with more than 35 shop windows decorated with a regular can of snow spray and a dry brush in just three days