During this time of year, many begin the discussion about when is it appropriate to start seeing Thanksgiving and Christmas promotions. Halloween by this time is a given, and although it seems to get bigger every year, it usually stays within a Sept – Oct timeframe for the most part. There might be some random things you see earlier but usually they are delegated to the crafter community that needs a head start to finish creating in time for Halloween.
Thanksgiving although a good celebration for families and friends, is not as heavily promoted as Christmas and Halloween and really does not require the preparation that the Christmas Celebration does. Every year, I think that the distance between Thanksgiving and Christmas gets shorter and shorter. It doesn’t really but I love a wonderful Christmas and it takes time to build that. Unless you like to rush around panicking about where everything is and what you need to replace and what you’re going to get for Aunt Sue and Uncle Jim. Then you start planning for it early. I prefer to take it in stride and start planning in October for Christmas. This means, yes I am working on it NOW. Part of what I do is create for the holidays, so some of that takes place in July (even tho it can be difficult to get into the Christmas Spirit when it is 80 outside) but I enjoy it. I want to share with you what I have in store so far for the holidays. I hope you will check them out and start preparing for your best holiday yet. Of course you can find them all on Etsy in my store. http://www.etsy.com/shop/SharonOrella