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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Seems Like Yesterday

And it WAS and now Christmas 2013 is just a memory.

What a difference one week makes, especially in retail. According to our calendar, it's barely January with weeks of winter left and snowstorms forecast for many areas. Even that well-known PA groundhog hasn't yet emerged.

But, at our local Walmart this past Tuesday (New Year's Eve) all holiday decos

Were discounted 50 percent and their former space replaced with (ready or NOT) . . .
Rows of outdoor and warm weather stuff, including grills and beach chairs . . .  











Are you feeling the love for Valentine's Day yet? If so, cards are already out for sale.
If not, some holiday wrappings and bags were right across the aisle.


Today, the Christmas "season" arrives about Halloween and exits by Dec 26. To me that's just sad because in my childhood it started after Thanksgiving and lingered until at least New Year's. Perhaps, I was viewing the holidays through a child's mind and not in reality, but they did seem more jolly years ago.

Somedays, I think that the Grinch may have been right in his assessment of Christmas.

9 comments:

Sandra said...

in our WM, CVS and Dollar store, there is no sign of christmas left, all is now Valentine....

Country Gal said...

I worked in retail for a long time and yes they push forward the holidays, special occasions and seasons so much but I guess as the saying goes that the early bird catches the worm lol ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good day !

L. D. said...

Getting out front with the Valentines holiday seems almost insulting to me. The spring dreaming of seeds is ok but you can buy them any time and then plant them when it is the right time. Thanks for sharing the seasons of our past and our future.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm not one to rush out to shop the day after Christmas...I don't have the energy!...so by the time I got to the stores, all the Christmas stuff was sold out. The retailers sure push the holiday stuff at us, don't they? I'm still in Christmas mode and not ready to look at Valentines yet, even though it will be here before I know it.
Have a nice day!

Montanagirl said...

NO shopping for me either. I fear the whole Christmas thing is way over-commercialized anymore.

Daisy said...

I know time flies, but it flies even faster in the retail business, doesn't it! :D

Cicero Sings said...

I hardly give cards anymore. They are so expensive and what do you do with them but throw them away ... unless there is something VERY special written inside. One can only keep so many cards.

Elaine said...

Gotta love the way retail works! I understand why they do it though. They have certain shelves designated for seasonal items and as they empty out for one season they fill it with the next. Saves employee time and you're not looking at bare shelves. I have not been shopping since the 23rd so have avoided having it in my face, but think I will have to venture out tomorrow for some fresh veggies and fruit.

William Kendall said...

Shops up here are now gearing up for Valentine's as well.

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