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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Christmas Up and Running!?!?

I can't believe what I saw. Yes, the holidays are coming, but we still have 5 months to go. We still have summer to finish, which has barely started, fall and back to school, Halloween and Thanksgiving. So am I out of touch with reality, to be upset with walking into Hobby Lobby to see that Christmas exploded in every corner of the store? Trees, wreaths and ornaments. Cards, picks, and garlands. Pottery, nic nacs and wrapping paper. Everywhere!! Artificial poinsettias, and decorations of every kind. In every corner, in every department. What has happened to us? Have we turned Christmas into a monetary opportunity all year long? Have we forgotten what it is really all about? What has happened to us that we can't celebrate the moment we are living in, enjoy the seasons as they come to us, revel in the beauty of our surroundings, without the stores shoving it's commercialized version of Christmas down our throats? It's July! Can we live in this moment please!? Celebrate today. Live Christmas every day. In our hearts and through our actions, where it belongs.


Jayne said...

Nothing makes me more perplexed. I mean, seriously, who is buying that in JULY? It's bad enough it's out in full force before Halloween is over, but in July? Sheeesh!

Diane said...

Amen! I don't even want to think about that yet, I just got over it. I never want to think of it that way but in a simple, sacred way. Hope all of your critters are fine.

Tolentreasures said...

I agree completely! What a money maker that season has become...what a shame.


bumblebeebags said...

Oh, I am sooo with you. It just FINALLY! started to get to get hot here so I went to find a new swimsuit and guess what....they are all clearanced out and they now have sweaters out. SWEATERS!!! In July...I mean really!

wendy said...

I feel the same way. I was in a few days before you and they were starting to set up Christmas and I couldn't believe it! It seems like it gets earlier and earlier every year.