Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Finished your Holiday Shopping Yet?

Stephanie

I know some people like to shop early, but I am not one for early decorations and blaring holiday music the minute the clock strikes midnight on November 1st. The only shopping I really love is at the art store or book store, though I can’t deny the amount of cool stuff in the stores that only seems to show up around this time of year.

As the variety of online retailers continues to climb, people are able to experience shopping from the convenience of their homes to avoid the rampant holiday commercialism but I think maybe something is lost during that process. I worked in a mall for 10 years and dreaded every holiday season but once I left, it was easier to see how special and magical a time of year it can be to the wee ones. One thing that I did enjoy was that everyone in the world seemed to show up to that tiny mall around the holidays – I got to see everyone.

Most people I hear from are not a fan of the early holiday retail push – what do you think about it? Does it help to get you in the holiday mood? Or do you simply tune it out?


16 thoughts on “Finished your Holiday Shopping Yet?

  1. This is awesome. I am not a fan of the fact that the Christmas aisle is showing up in October now in many retailers. One thing at a time so we can enjoy each moment. (And have time to write about it)

  2. This is awesome. I am not a fan of the fact that the Christmas aisle is showing up in October now in many retailers. One thing at a time so we can enjoy each moment. (And have time to write about it)

  3. It’s a major endurance run for those of us of other faiths. I would love it if the spiritual reason for the season and the feeling of good will were celebrated. That is shared in common with all major religions and I will happily celebrate someone else’s holy days. But never ending commercialism? I find myself avoiding anything but absolutely necessity shopping for months on end.

  4. It’s a major endurance run for those of us of other faiths. I would love it if the spiritual reason for the season and the feeling of good will were celebrated. That is shared in common with all major religions and I will happily celebrate someone else’s holy days. But never ending commercialism? I find myself avoiding anything but absolutely necessity shopping for months on end.

  5. Yesterday, I took a picture in our little downtown of a Christmas wreath on a utility pole with a background of lovely orange leaves. It’s a strange image.

  6. Yesterday, I took a picture in our little downtown of a Christmas wreath on a utility pole with a background of lovely orange leaves. It’s a strange image.

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