I don't think there is a season that we don't use bags of one form or another. I know holiday season is shopping season and I am sure I am not the only one who finds that bags at the mall do not hold up to being toted around all day. I try to keep a couple of nice durable tote bags folded up in my pocketbook. I make the straps on my bags long enough that I can carry the bags over my shoulder, so not only are they stronger than the "store bags", they are also much more comfortable to carry. Just a thought... but right now is a real good time to gear up for the Holiday shopping season!