Most of us probably make a trip to Target or Wal-Mart at least once every week. If you haven’t already noticed, you’ve probably seen a handful of holiday decorations appearing throughout retailers nationwide. Halloween is just a few days away; you have seen those decorations up for sale since the middle of September. As Halloween comes and goes this week, soon you will see all of the Christmas holiday decorations coming out full-throttle into the aisles. The in-store decorations will be put up and the holiday music will start playing over the intercom system. After all, if people are in the holiday spirit, won’t that encourage them to start buying gifts early?
I probably know exactly what you’re thinking. The Christmas holiday season is the most anticipated time in the majority of retail stores, just in front of “back-to-school.” Christmas is the time of year when retailers make the most of their yearly sales. Everyone knows Black Friday officially begins the start of the holiday shopping season. Hundreds and thousands of sales are made that day, and it seems like people come from all over to get their hands on that new laptop or television that goes on sale when the clock strikes the magic hour.
Looking at the calendar, don’t you realize that there is a holiday in-between Halloween and Christmas? Thanksgiving, the holiday where thanks is given, and families come together to enjoy each other’s company and eat a delicious dinner. So, my question, along with millions of others, is: what happened to Thanksgiving? I’m sure no one forgot about it, and I do realize Thanksgiving may not generate as many sales on merchandise other than groceries, but I’m sure others may have asked the same question.
Now, my next question is… are YOU ready for the holiday season? Whether you are ready or not, we all know it will be here before we know it. I will get back to you with my answer in a couple months.