Tuesday, January 4, 2011

'Tis the Season

I walked into a store and came face to face with a large display of Valentine products. It was a shock as I'm not finished celebrating the Christmas season yet. 

My Christmas tree and decorations always stay up until after Little Christmas on January 6th, (see Epiphany ) as I can still expect visitors until then. The actual holidays fell on weekends this year, and everyone was busy with their own family or traditional holiday celebrations. Because of that,  people seem to be inviting their friends to their homes during the week this year.  In fact, yesterday I attended two social gatherings at the homes of friends, and I enjoyed that very much. 

Commercialism has created this rush to change seasons in the stores. It's annoying, but understandable. This trend seems to have now spread to people's homes too.  I can't believe the number of people who had their tree down, and decorations all put away, by Boxing Day this year.  New Years Day is bad enough, but Boxing Day?  Really people, what's the hurry?

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