One of my Thanksgiving traditions is pouring over the sales ads for Black Friday. Everyone is in a turkey and dressing coma and I open the paper. I always check the Best Buy, Target and Walmart. And then, I check anything else that catches my eye. I used to do the whole 'go stand in line at 4 in the morning freezing my butt off', butttt now the great world wide web allows me to get really good deals without getting out of my jammies.
With all that being said, today I got an email from Best Buy. It was their Black Friday ad....whaaaa? Uh, last time I checked Thanksgiving is still two weeks away. Things keep getting earlier and earlier. Pretty soon stores will be starting Christmas displays right after Easter. This makes me sad. Our society is focused too much on commercialism. Yes, I am one of those that will not decorate for Christmas until after Thanksgiving. Even though I don't celebrate Thanksgiving myself; I still celebrate the ideals and the symbolism of the day.
With so many 'leaks' (I think companies are the ones that "leak" them), one of my traditions is slowly dying. Boo!
I am joining my friend Paula blog about Thanksgiving everyday in November.