Friday, December 3, 2010

The Christmas Season Has Begun

I am a person who insists that no Christmas decorating begin in my house until the Thanksgiving weekend is over. Thanksgiving is an important holiday and it shouldn't be overshadowed by what comes a month later. It bothers me to no end that I start hearing Christmas music in the stores in September and see Christmas things in the stores way too early in the year. The commercialization of Christmas gets me madder and madder every year.

That being said, I do like to put a few things around my house for the season. Most of them are things that I've had for years or things that my dear friends and family have given or made for me in years gone by. Or things that I've made myself, such as this cube tissue box cover.

I think I'll get these out next.

4 comments:

Jackie said...

Yes, I agree! We will be decorating this weekend and I am excited to put up our Christmas tree. That is definitely my favorite.

karenfae said...

we will be decorating this weekend as well. I have no idea how it came to be that the stores promotions begin earlier each year but we all know in the end it is about money. Somehow everyone needs or rebel!!
It has become so commercialized that I can hardly stand to shop anymore in the fall.
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Cheryl said...

I most certianly agree with you ! I do not like to decorate for christmas until after Thanksgiving,I get so mad when I see christmas stuff out in the stores the same time as Halloween.

Vivian said...

Amen on your gripes / complaints / comments re: commercialization of Christmas.
I agree with what Karen wrote --the bottom line is money. That's a sad but obvious fact. The only thing that we should see early is Christmas fabric sales in July so we have plenty of time to buy and sew.