At Last, Retailers Have Completed The Final Step In Co-Opting Christmas Entirely

Rejoice, cash strapped minions, REJOICE! Bow down to this finely-crafted idol, which shall forever remind you your duty to spend, spend, SPEND during the month of December! If you don't, you'll be doomed to a lifetime of fiscal responsibility! *Shudders*

While artist Anthony Schmitt probably doesn't want to force us all into gift-induced bankruptcy, he does want this shopping cart christmas tree to serve as a symbol of generosity and abundance, according to Inhabitat. It's also a nice piece of eye candy. Standing 33 feet tall, and made from 86 shopping carts, this creation currently resides in Santa Monica, in the middle of the Edgemar shopping mall. [Shopping Cart Tree via Inhabitat]

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