It's July, Happy Thanksgiving!
I went into a national chain craft store this afternoon and there were three full aisles of Autumn and Halloween items for sale. And I liked it...
It gives me a little thrill to see pumpkins and fall leaves in 94 degree heat and know that cool air is only 117 days away.
Maybe it will be cooler this Thanksgiving, last year we ate outside in our shorts.
People gripe about the stores jumping ahead and putting out their wares months before the actual holiday and if I'm in the midst of one of those conversations, I usually join in and say things like:
"I can't believe they___________ (the store in question)
are already putting out__________ (whatever the holiday is)."
"I just put up ___________ (whatever decoration the last holiday was)
and now I've got to start thinking about_________?"
But to be honest, I just say those things to fit in. I don't want anyone to know how weird I really am. I like walking up and down the aisles, looking at Valentine hearts in December, and Easter eggs in February. I don't have a problem with Christmas trees at Labor Day.
But I can't be the only one. Surely there has to be others. Maybe if enough of us came out and admitted our love of early holiday shopping we could start a support group. I could bring Christmas cookies to our first meeting...