Shopping Bags: Paper or Plastic? Holiday Shopping Bags

In American cities large and small, especially between 1920 and 1960, holiday displays were both a public treat and a commercial enterprise. At Christmas, shopping malls across the country still feature visits with Santa and stores offer seasonal shopping bags to hold holiday purchases—even though the experience is different this year. Explore a selection of holiday bags from our collections, even if all your 2020 shopping is online.