Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Thanksgiving Comes First
So it is the beginning of the 3rd week in November. I wish I could say that this is the first time I went into a store and saw CHRISTMAS trees and decorations up. But it isn't they have been in stores for weeks now. I believe that one store had them up before Halloween was even over. When did this become ok? Why is it alright to sell stuff for a holiday before the previous one is over? Do people really buy Christmas stuff before Thanksgiving? I don't understand the logic of putting Christmas decorations out so early. Don't get me wrong I LOVE Christmas. It is one of my favorite holidays. But I really enjoy Thanksgiving too. I don't want to feel rushed through the Thanksgiving season. I think that having Thanksgiving before Christmas helps prepare our hearts to be thankful for what we have. It suppresses the "give mes" and the greediness because you force on what you have and not on what you want or think you need. You are able to look around at the people in your life (family) and see how truly blessed you are, there are no expectations of gifts just your presence and creating memories. I think we should tell the retailer that THANKSGIVING comes before Christmas so stop shoving your merchandise on us at the wrong time. Besides Christmas isn't about all that stuff anyway it is about the birth of a Savior. My Savior. I think stores are too much about the almighty dollar and should remember what Christmas is all about. I say enough is enough!