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A Vintage Midwest Christmas

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A Vintage Midwest Christmas

Merry Christmas from Midwest Bliss! We hope you have a wonderful holiday season. For this post, we bring you a vintage scene from right here in the great Midwest. Snowman’s Reindeer Farm, Canton, Illinois has all the makings of those vintage Midwest Christmases you thought all but disappeared.

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Snowman’s Reindeer Farm located near Canton, Illinois is well worth a quick visit if you are looking for a great family-oriented destination to get you in the Christmas spirit.

Check their website HERE for more details and holiday operating hours. Plan to go early due to large crowds and dress warmly as the buildings and animal displays are outdoors. Fear not though, there is plenty of warm places to keep you feeling toasty and joyful.

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Photo details

Taken last Christmas season, these photos were early samples of our journey to create our own, more personal samples of the Midwest that we love so much.

Photo one above was taken in the gift shop of Snowman’s Reindeer Farm. The gift shop gives you the feeling of stepping back in time to a period long past. We called this photo Vintage Midwest Christmas and is the inspiration for our holiday post.

The second photo was a sleigh that sat near an entryway of part of the display. There were visitors in and out the entire time we tried to capture this photo, which proved rather difficult.

Very little editing was done to the first photo – minor adjustments to lighting to make it a little more vintage appearing and rounded corners for a softer feel. The sleigh photo required a fair amount of cropping to get bystanders and other clutter out of the photo. We also added some vignetting to soften up the photo.

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