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There’s no business like SNOW business! Village shops decorate their windows with wintry scenes

A rustic Hampshire village has decorated its shop windows with amazing wintry scenes in a bid to bring festive cheer to the embattled High Street in the run-up to Christmas.

Hartley Wintney has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland, with nearly 40 shop windows decorated using 80 cans of regular Snow Spray and a dry paint brush in just two-and-a-half days.

The Parish Council has teamed up with the Snow Windows company to spread Christmas cheer at the end of a grim year for millions of Britons who desperately want to see the end of the hated pandemic.

Almost no store window has been left untouched by artist Tom Baker’s mesmerising talent, which has bewitched passersby including shoppers, dog-walkers, grandparents and young families.

From No 3 boutique to the Hartley Dental Clinic, the local chippy, pet store, butchers, barber shop, hairdressers, charity shop and antiques store, windows show magical snowmen who come to life, dance with children and bake, deer, penguins, goose wearing scarves, and sleepy snow-covered villages.  

Passersby can even admire scenes from the beloved Christmas films The Polar Express and The Snowman… and the more eagle-eyed will spot Santa riding his sleigh as he delivers gifts to the children of the world.

Council chairman Chris Farrance told MailOnline that the shop windows were bringing ‘much-needed cheer to our lovely high street’, which is made up mostly of boutique independent retailer.

Hartley Wintney High Street has been particularly hit hard by shutdown orders, Mr Farrance said, adding that the council hopes to ‘make this Christmas memorable for our businesses and residents alike’. 

‘It’s been a pleasure to work with Snow Windows and our Parish Office team who have worked so energetically to cause this to happen deserve our warmest thanks,’ Mr Farrance said.

Keri Ackling, who founded Snow Windows in 2015, told MailOnline that she chose Hartley Wintney ‘as they have 98 per cent small independent shops’. She added: ‘This year more than ever we wanted to find ways to support communities, especially independent shops, in a Covid-safe way.’  

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Snow Windows artist Tom Baker created a beautiful winter scene showing a deer standing by a tree covered in snow at No 3 New and Nearly Boutique on the high street in Hartley Wintney in Hampshire 

Another shop window in Hartley Wintney depicts a lone building set in a Winter Wonderland by snow-covered trees

Another shop window in Hartley Wintney depicts a lone building set in a Winter Wonderland by snow-covered trees

One shop window in the rustic Hartley Wintney shows a magical Polar Express hurtling through a snowy landscape

One shop window in the rustic Hartley Wintney shows a magical Polar Express hurtling through a snowy landscape

Passersby stop outside the Hartley Dental Clinic to take photos of a wintry scene showing a snowman outside a house with smoke coming out of the chimney... and an elf from the North Pole holding a sign reading 'Merry Christmas'

Passersby stop outside the Hartley Dental Clinic to take photos of a wintry scene showing a snowman outside a house with smoke coming out of the chimney… and an elf from the North Pole holding a sign reading ‘Merry Christmas’

The local hairdressers has a gorgeous display in its outward-facing window which shows Santa Claus flying over a snowy village at night on Christmas Eve... while a North Pole elf holds a sign reading 'Good Hair Day'

The local hairdressers has a gorgeous display in its outward-facing window which shows Santa Claus flying over a snowy village at night on Christmas Eve… while a North Pole elf holds a sign reading ‘Good Hair Day’

Artist Tom Baker is seen spraying a deer onto the window of No 3 boutique with a can of Snow Spray... to delight customers

Artist Tom Baker is seen spraying a deer onto the window of No 3 boutique with a can of Snow Spray… to delight customers

The Strand barber shop's windows show a winter wonderland scene... and The Snowman standing off to the side...

The Strand barber shop’s windows show a winter wonderland scene… and The Snowman standing off to the side…

Artist Tom Baker draws details into a winter wonderland showing a house, trees, and a bridge over a frozen river

Artist Tom Baker draws details into a winter wonderland showing a house, trees, and a bridge over a frozen river

The Timber Windows shop front shows a wintry scene including a house with smoke coming out of the chimney and a deer grazing... while passersby including a small child and a dog walk by to look at the windows

The Timber Windows shop front shows a wintry scene including a house with smoke coming out of the chimney and a deer grazing… while passersby including a small child and a dog walk by to look at the windows

One shop window in Hartley Wintney shows a goose with a scarf wrapped around its neck walking through snow

One shop window in Hartley Wintney shows a goose with a scarf wrapped around its neck walking through snow

Another shop - Hartley Antiques - selling cards and ornaments shows a child dancing with a snowman who has come to life

Another shop – Hartley Antiques – selling cards and ornaments shows a child dancing with a snowman who has come to life

Even Hartleys fish and chips shop gets its own bespoke window display: a winter wonderland showing buildings and people walking down a High Street... perhaps a nod to Hartley Wintney High Street in Hampshire

Even Hartleys fish and chips shop gets its own bespoke window display: a winter wonderland showing buildings and people walking down a High Street… perhaps a nod to Hartley Wintney High Street in Hampshire

Almost no store window has been left untouched by artist Tom Baker's mesmerising talent, which has bewitched passersby including shoppers, dog-walkers, grandparents and young families. Pictured, Tom outside No 3 boutique

Almost no store window has been left untouched by artist Tom Baker’s mesmerising talent, which has bewitched passersby including shoppers, dog-walkers, grandparents and young families. Pictured, Tom outside No 3 boutique

The Waggon and Horses pub has a wintry shop window which shows houses, a bridge going over a river, a person walking back home under a streetlamp and a sign which reads 'Get well soon Dorothy'

The Waggon and Horses pub has a wintry shop window which shows houses, a bridge going over a river, a person walking back home under a streetlamp and a sign which reads ‘Get well soon Dorothy’

The Strand barber shop has a window showing a building called 'Strand' with people stood by the window

The Strand barber shop has a window showing a building called ‘Strand’ with people stood by the window

AW Porter and Sons in Hartley Wintney High Street also shows snow-covered buildings, streetlamps and smoke coming out of chimney tops as a river flows through a rustic village... rather like Hampshire's Hartley Wintney...

AW Porter and Sons in Hartley Wintney High Street also shows snow-covered buildings, streetlamps and smoke coming out of chimney tops as a river flows through a rustic village… rather like Hampshire’s Hartley Wintney…

One of the barber shop's windows shows The Snowman from the beloved Christmas film, while its neighbour Sweets 'N' Treats shows Santa Claus flying his reindeer as he delivers presents at night on Christmas Eve

One of the barber shop’s windows shows The Snowman from the beloved Christmas film, while its neighbour Sweets ‘N’ Treats shows Santa Claus flying his reindeer as he delivers presents at night on Christmas Eve

The Courtyard Cafe also shows a wintry village covered in snow set against a river and a snow-topped mountain

The Courtyard Cafe also shows a wintry village covered in snow set against a river and a snow-topped mountain

The Strand barber shop has a window showing a building called 'Strand' with people stood by the window

The Strand barber shop has a window showing a building called ‘Strand’ with people stood by the window

Boo, a wedding outfitters, has wedding dresses on display... and a North Pole elf coming out from behind a Post Box

Boo, a wedding outfitters, has wedding dresses on display… and a North Pole elf coming out from behind a Post Box

A woman walking two dogs stops outside the Hartley Dental Clinic to admire Tom Baker's depiction of a smiling snowman stood outside a house while a North Pole elf holds a wooden sign reading 'Merry Christmas'

A woman walking two dogs stops outside the Hartley Dental Clinic to admire Tom Baker’s depiction of a smiling snowman stood outside a house while a North Pole elf holds a wooden sign reading ‘Merry Christmas’

No 3 boutique, Boo wedding outfitters and Ta Da Beauty all depict wintry scenes on their shop windows

No 3 boutique, Boo wedding outfitters and Ta Da Beauty all depict wintry scenes on their shop windows

The barber shop depicts The Snowman from the beloved Christmas film smiling down at onlookers in Hartley Wintney

The barber shop depicts The Snowman from the beloved Christmas film smiling down at onlookers in Hartley Wintney

Tom Baker, his wife Keri and their children Isaac, eight, and Rae, 10, stand outside Hartley Antiques, which has a scene showing a snowman who has come to life dancing with a young child in the snow

Tom Baker, his wife Keri and their children Isaac, eight, and Rae, 10, stand outside Hartley Antiques, which has a scene showing a snowman who has come to life dancing with a young child in the snow

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

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

A tiny squirrel is spotted rummaging through a winter wonderland in a shop window in Hartley Wintney in Hampshire

A tiny squirrel is spotted rummaging through a winter wonderland in a shop window in Hartley Wintney in Hampshire

Helping Hands charity shop has an outward-facing window showing a deer stood looking at passersby in the snow

Helping Hands charity shop has an outward-facing window showing a deer stood looking at passersby in the snow

Another shop window on Hartley Wintney High Street shows snow-covered homes and a man walking his child. They walk past a shop called 'William Dyer', while a snowman can be seen outside a home on the right of the image

Another shop window on Hartley Wintney High Street shows snow-covered homes and a man walking his child. They walk past a shop called ‘William Dyer’, while a snowman can be seen outside a home on the right of the image

Artist Tom Baker is seen spraying the top of a snowy tree after creating a deer in the window of No 3 boutique

Artist Tom Baker is seen spraying the top of a snowy tree after creating a deer in the window of No 3 boutique

Hartley Antiques shows a snowman who has come to life swinging a child around in the snow in a winter wonderland

Hartley Antiques shows a snowman who has come to life swinging a child around 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-life Christmas tree

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

One shop window shows a snowman come to life with a chef's hat on handing out baked treats to passersby

One shop window shows a snowman come to life with a chef’s hat on handing out baked treats to passersby

One of the barber shop's windows shows The Snowman from the beloved Christmas film, while its neighbour Sweets 'N' Treats shows Santa Claus flying his reindeer as he delivers presents at night on Christmas Eve

One of the barber shop’s windows shows The Snowman from the beloved Christmas film, while its neighbour Sweets ‘N’ Treats shows Santa Claus flying his reindeer as he delivers presents at night on Christmas Eve

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

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

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

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

Hartley Antiques has a scene showing a snowman who has come to life dancing with a young child in the snow

Hartley Antiques has a scene showing a snowman who has come to life dancing with a young child in the snow

Deva antiques on the High Street shows Santa Claus riding in his sleigh over a sleep village covered in snow

Deva antiques on the High Street shows Santa Claus riding in his sleigh over a sleep village covered in snow

A rustic Hampshire village has decorate its shop windows with amazing wintry scenes in a bid to bring festive cheer to the embattled High Street in the run-up to Christmas. Hartley Wintney has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland, with more than 35 shop windows decorated using just a regular can of Snow Spray and a dry paint brush in just three days

A rustic Hampshire village has decorate its shop windows with amazing wintry scenes in a bid to bring festive cheer to the embattled High Street in the run-up to Christmas. Hartley Wintney has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland, with more than 35 shop windows decorated using just a regular can of Snow Spray and a dry paint brush in just three days

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