Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Only 365 Days.....

If you take a look at the left side of this page, you will notice that I have restarted the Christmas Countdaown Clock. It is now 365 days til Christmas comes again. The fact that I have posted this info should send a few folks screaming from the room! But hey -- why not get started now? After all, I was in a major store on Saturday (three days before Christmas mind you) and what did I see? VALENTINES merchandise!!! That's right -- take out the Christmas cards and candy and replace them with Valentines cards and candy. I suspect it will only be a matter of a couple of weeks before we see Easter stuff! Why do we feel compelled to rush these celebration? Can't we just enjoy Christmas and its afterglow for a week or two without being hit up with the next celebration? Come on, retailers, give us a break!! Anyway, Merry Christmas to all. I hope you are being abundantly blessed today and always.

3 comments:

Ur-spo said...

merry christmas to you and your hubby
despite the cruel reminder it all starts in less than a year
hohoho
meanwhile i count down to the next holiday, a trip with some chums in february.

Steve and Warren said...

Here is hoping you had a very Merry Christmas

seithman said...

I hope you had a blessed Christmas.

Sadly, the choice to rush into each holiday is nothing more than a marketing scheme. The stores figured out that if they can convince people to buy their Valentine's Day candy (or any other holiday food) two months in advance, there's a very good chance that those people will get into it well before the holiday actually arrives. The net result is that some early shoppers with low will-power end up buying their holiday candy twice, and the store makes a fun profit from it all.

-- Jarred.