Standards were extremely high in this year’s Louth Christmas Shop Window Dressing Competition but it was children’s clothing retailer Mini Threadz who came out on top.
Louth Mayor Councillor Mrs Jill Makinson Sanders judged the competition, run by Louth Town Partnership, on visual merchandising skills, clarity of theme, composition and overall impact.
She explained: “As ever it was a very difficult decision to make, as we have some very talented window dressers in this town.
“I thought Mini Threadz had a fantastic window because it goes back to the real story of Christmas with baby Jesus, the star shining over the manger and the shepherds.
“It was quite delightful and I was charmed by its simplicity which will appeal to all ages.”
Coming in second was Serendipity in Aswell Street.
Mrs Makinson Sanders thought it was ‘a beautiful vintage window with great charm’.
Joint third were Eve and Ranshaw and Damselfly Living.
The Mayor added that: “Eve and Ranshaw successfully adds elegant seasonal charm to the town centre and Damselfly Living looks absolutely fabulous at night in particular with all its white light and those wonderful owls.”
This year a separate category was created for the town’s charity shops the winner of which being Oxfam.
Both winners will receive a trophy donated by the Louth Town Council and Chamber of Business.
Councillor Makinson Sanders finished by thanking all the shops who had taken the time to enter the competition and noted that Louth was looking extremely Christmassy this year.
Watch the video to see the trophy presentation as well as a look at the display which won Mini Threadz the top prize.