Yikes! Ho ho ho in September?!

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summer-santaOk, so it’s now October and I’m a little slow getting this bit of Puff written, but I’ve been kind of preoccupied with a little thing called getting married!!

Anyway, so back in September, EARLY SEPTEMBER, yes early September people, there were Christmas sections in the department stores and Christmas lights up at the shopping centres.

Now I’m not just talking about getting their Christmas displays underway. No-siree. These displays where set-up, finessed and ready for action. And if that was early September, does that mean they were up in August. Oh Lord, my head is spinning. Christmas stuff in WINTER. Has the world gone Mad? Yes, I believe it has!

Why does it seem that Christmas creeps up on us earlier and earlier every year? Maybe it’s the shopping centre’s fault! Yes, let’s blame them shall we. I know there is nothing wrong with getting organised; it’s just very scary how quickly the years seem to be flying on by. Listen to me, I’ve been married not even 2 weeks and I sound like an old woman!

So what do you think? Are the department stores etc getting us into the Christmas cheer WAY to early these days? Or do you like getting your Christmas stuff organised nice and early? Before you know it, the Easter displays will be here before Christmas has even been and gone! But then again, we can never have too much chocolate now can we!

  • Clo
    October 7, 2009

    Completely agree with you there Bella! I also recon that by bringing Xmas forward so much – well before anyone’s even vaguely thinking about it – puts a dampener when the silly season really comes around. I love Christmas but retailers getting prepped in September is a bad anti-climax, like it’s not so new and exciting when it really does come around. Can you imagine having your happy birthday signs and decorations up about the house a month before the big day?

  • Glenda
    October 7, 2009

    I’m not sure whether it’s all happening earlier or I’m getting older and noticing it more; the years seem to go quicker these days. Being young, who noticed until it was Xmas Day anyhow….
    I own a hamper business; we have to order our Christmas stock in May; it is being delivered over the next few weeks. So I’m going to blame the suppliers on this, as retailers the stock gets ordered so early, gets delivered and as retailers I guess put it on the shelves to move it as quickly as possible.

  • Ben
    October 8, 2009

    Exactly!!! The earlier we move it forward the more insignificant christmas day actually feels!!! You went through it with your wedding Ami. 8 months of planning and one actual wedding day, which seems to go by impossibly fast as it is only one of two hundred and fourty. I think the terminology is “Anticlimax.” No matter how incredible your xmas day (or wedding day hehehehe) is, it seems like nothing more than the blink of an eye.

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