Have you noticed that every year, retail stores tend to start Christmas a good 2 weeks earlier then the year before? I remember a time when you didn’t see anything Christmas related in the stores until *just* before Thanksgiving.
Now though, Christmas starts in retail right after Back to School! Whatever happened to Halloween? Thanksgiving?
Are we really in such a rush?
Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Kids frolicking around dressed up in adorable costumes and um…candy!
Thanksgiving? Wow! A time to count your blessings and an excuse to eat plates that weigh 10+ lbs? Yes please!
Now I want to be clear that I have no issues with pre-planning and starting your Christmas shopping early (be sure to check out my brand new Holiday Shopping for Less series!). Decorations though, I am not a fan of decorating for Christmas until Thanksgiving is over. In fact, Black Friday is generally the day we start bedazzling the Family Friendly Frugality household for Christmas.
When do you start decorating? Does it annoy you to have Christmas shoved down your throat from September on? Do you think Nordstrom’s (picture above) has the right idea?