It's about that time again, though I personally think it's way too early, to start talking about Christmas. Now I'm a strictly no-Christmas-until-the-day-after-Thanksgiving girl. And yes I'm talking about the terrifying stain on our culture known as Black Friday, though I must state for the record that I DO NOT shop on Black Friday, not once, not ever. People die on Black Friday over the chance to get 20 bucks off of some piece of crap merchandise that is 98% likely to have been made in China and is going to fall apart on you sooner rather than later. Doesn't that seem like something we, as a culture, should reevaluate? Anyway day after Thanksgiving we stay home and decorate for Christmas. I don't want to hear or see or think about anything Christmas before then. However, I'm a retailer, try as I may to do things my own way sometimes if you don't jump on the boat you get left treading water in the wake. So as much as it pains me I am going to start all of our Christmas advertising and all of our talking about why you should make serious effort to buy small this Holiday and what kind of deals you can get with us and other small companies that we connect with. :)
So don't hate us for trying to keep our heads in the game when those big guys are all too willing to crush us all and line their very deep pockets. We could all be a bit more aware of where our money goes and what it means.