I went into a craft mega store yesterday that I love because it is jam packed with crafts, ideas, decorations, themes, colors and smells. I can spend hours in there. In fact, I have.
I was especially excited on this visit when I started seeing 80% off signs on summer stuff. So I was really in my shopping groove when I turned the corner and I saw it….
The reason for the big sale was the cleaning out of several aisles of goods in order to put out all the Christmas decorations, trees, wreaths, nativities and all the other Christmas decorations that make the season so great!
As you can tell, I love Christmas!
And I appreciate that the ideas are out in July. Some people may be dismayed to see Christmas out before Halloween and Thanksgiving–but I think it’s brilliant.
The free enterprise system is telling us how wonderful our economy is this year! The optimism is amazing. The idea that we are all doing so well that we can plan ahead to these upcoming holidays is heartening.
And I am all in!
When I got home–I sat down to make my Christmas list. Not the gifts I want to receive–that list is a hard one–but the people I want to find the perfect gifts for.
I love looking for things for others that they may love and are not expecting. Each year that is getting harder and harder to do. There is so much available so quickly to everyone that finding the perfect gift for the people that mean the most to us is quite the challenge.
That is probably why so many people dread the holidays! They procrastinate and wait until the last minute to get inspired on what to get their friends and family and then run around crazy looking for the perfect gift.
Of course, as hokey as it sounds–there is also nothing like a home made gift. At the very least it is original, customized to the person receiving the gift and can not be found on Amazon.
So my excitement aside–and the great craft mega store addiction–let’s remember how magical Christmas can be–even when the feelings come in July!
It’s a wonderful life!
How do you feel about Christmas? Drop me a comment! And have fun!