Daily Archives: October 11, 2013
Posted by Patricia Yager Delagrange
I am not a Scrooge. Not even close. Never.
I love the holidays. I enjoy driving around, looking at all the decorated houses. I do most of my shopping on the internet and a bit inside the stores. This saves me from getting too overwhelmed with the crowds as well as decrease the need for buying unnecessary items and impulse purchases.
But when I enter Costco and Kohl’s in August and see Christmas trees and shiny ornaments, I absolutely cringe. Who feels in the Holiday Spirit when it’s 80 degrees outside and you’re wearing shorts?
It actually makes me sad because it SCREAMS, “Hand over your money!” Big time. It irks me to no end that the American people are bombarded with publicity both in the stores and on the television, forcing us into thinking we have to get our shopping done the summer before December 25th in order to “do it right”.