I love Thanksgiving, it is a day of thanks and remembrance for me, I remember people from my past and Thank God they were there, I look around the room and appreciate the family and friends I see and Thank God for them also.
When the kids were still home we always took turns stating things we were thankful for, we did this just before the prayer at our Thanksgiving dinner, sharing our thoughts of what we are thankful for was always a blessing.
Thanksgiving is a big deal to me, I am not going to go into a tale of the first Thanksgiving, but want to share some of my observations and feelings on where we are going with this holiday.
How do you celebrate Thanksgiving? By either traveling to a Family members home to have a large meal, or do you prepare a large meal and wait for everyone to go home so you can clean up the mess.
And speaking of messes, what about all of the Christmas music playing in the stores already, TV commercials are Christmas themed promoting the great deals you can get on that special gift, with a backdrop of Christmas decorations and trees that are also For Sale sitting underneath the “Happy Holidays” sign.
Turn on your radio and listen to the dogs bark jingle bells and wait for Thanksgiving day to actually roll around, not so much for the family experience and the Turkey dinner, this day is now per Walmart for us to skip family time and run out for their Black Friday sale before Black Friday, what kind of crap is this?
I think Christmas is a very important day, but I also think Thanksgiving should be celebrated before we start spending our time and money celebrating Christmas.
The economy in this country is not the best in the world, and I have no problem with people making money, but it seems to me that commercials for Halloween costumes and candy disappear just in time for Christmas advertisements and music to begin.
How do we get Thanksgiving dinner and Family time together celebrated in between Halloween and Christmas without messing up the economy any more than it already is?
Ignore the Christmas sales before Thanksgiving, do not participate in nonsense like Black Friday on Thursday, you should really be at home with family this day rather than dragging them through a store that really cares about nothing more than getting the most out of your pocket in one trip.
Is this nothing more than a rant against retailers taking advantage of the public, I think not, it is actually all about getting things back into proper order, please remember when it comes to Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Thanksgiving Comes First.
Jim over at Suldog did a post a while back Thanksgiving Comes First where he talks about this very important issue, I thought I’d add my two cents worth as I too believe that as far as retailers go, Thanksgiving is completely forgotten.
How do you feel about Christmas being advertised so heavy before Thanksgiving?