Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Wondering Wednesday

I'm not supposed to start the blog schedule in the right sidebar until January, but I rarely follow rules very well even when they're my own. LOL

Here's what I'm wondering today. Every year it seems like holiday preparations are starting earlier and earlier. Halloween wasn't even over this year when Christmas items started appearing on department store shelves! How many more years do we have before we're simply preparing for the holidays all year round?

I don't know about everyone else, but it kind of takes some of the excitement out of the holiday for me when I start seeing things way too soon. Have Halloween. Don't put out anything pertaining to Thanksgiving until November 1st. Have Thanksgiving. THEN start the Christmas fun. It doesn't sound all that difficult to me. Instead, we have the infamous Black Friday starting earlier and earlier on Thanksgiving Day. Aren't people supposed to be spending time with their families instead of rushing to the nearest store to snag the best deal before it's sold out? And my heart goes out to those people who work those department stores. My oldest son is one of them. He has to be at work at Walmart at 2 pm until midnight on Thanksgiving Day to get the store ready for the Black Friday deals starting at 8 pm. Since the Ramagos/Burchard tradition is to eat Thanksgiving DINNER instead of lunch, he's going to miss the family get-together.

How do you feel about the commercialism that seems to have taken over the holidays? Okay, that's two wonderings in today's post. And, yes, I know wonderings isn't a word, thank you spell checker. This is my blog. I don't need an editor here. LOL

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving,

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