My last post was about one of my pet peeves. Another of my pet peeves is stores that sell Christmas merchandise earlier and earlier each year. It used to be you never saw Christmas decorations before Thanksgiving and you certainly couldn’t buy holiday items until after Halloween. Over the years it seems that retailers have been pushing up the time line for selling these items. Now, it’s not uncommon to see holiday items for sale in September. This used to bug the heck out of me. I have even been known to ask a store manager to turn off the Christmas music. Seriously, Jingle Bells in mid-November had me seeing red! I want to enjoy Thanksgiving first. I would never do that if I had a retail business.
Well, remember when mother said, “Never say never.” Yup my 2010 Christmas ornaments are up online for sale. *sigh* I could give you a ton of excuses about why I caved and put them up before Halloween. Things like I’ll be too busy later, the internet has no season, etc. But really, I have no excuse. You were right mom! Again!
So in keeping with retail trends, I do have a pre-season sale going on. Shameless I know! Buy 1 Christmas tree ornament for $16 (regularly $18 plus shipping on my Etsy shop. Or for the person who ends up going to a lot of ornament exchanges you can buy 3 for $50 with free shipping here. This is a limited edition ornament – only 32 of these are available.