Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Almost Time, But Not Quite


In a few weeks, I'll be using this bag as my everyday purse for the month of December. But until then, nothing, I mean NOTHING that is related to Christmas will be displayed in or outside my house until AFTER December 1st. (Christmas-themed projects that I am currently working on are the only exception, but they're not on display).

Sometimes I think this country has forgotten about Thanksgiving. At least, the real reason for Thanksgiving. Too many of my fellow Americans think of Thanksgiving as a time to worship the almighty dollar. Come to think of it, they seem to see every holiday as a day to worship the dollar, not commemorate our country's heroes and traditions.

You can be sure that I won't be shopping anywhere that is open on Thanksgiving Day. If my family runs out of gravy, so be it. We won't starve. (off of soapbox now)

7 comments:

Suzan said...

I could not agree more! My sister calls Thanksgiving the "forgotten" holiday. Everything seems to revolve around shopping that evening and the next day. I love Thanksgiving and preparing/sharing a meal with the people I love. I do not decorate until after Thanksgiving and I try to have all my shopping done before the beginning of Advent or I shop after Advent ends. December 23rd is going to be a busy day for me this year!!

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

so many of us agree with you I wonder why the shops do not listen. I was in Wal-Mart yesterday and all of a sudden realized they were playing Christmas music throughout the store! in the middle of November, not even Thanksgiving yet.

Susan said...

AMEN!

NeverBored said...

Couldn't agree with you more!

OneOldGoat said...

Wow! I so agree with you. Thanksgiving just happens to be my favorite holiday not only because it focuses on family and togetherness, doesn't require gifts but because it gives my family a time to express what it is we are thankful for. It's hard to get them to do it anytime but at Thanksgiving. We are kind of ridiculous about it but when you think about it, we have every little bitty thing to be thankful for. Number one for me is that I will not be a black Friday shopper!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and 'thank you' so much for taking the time to blog about all of your beautiful quilts and your beautiful little village!

Madalene Axford Murphy said...

I second Susan's Amen.

Valerie said...

I completely agree. I hate the way commercialism has swallowed up meaningful holidays and celebrations. It's not even Christmas anymore--just Commercemas. My husband and I stepped out of the crazy competitive shopping frenzy a while back. So worth it.