It was November 29...which means it was not even December. I stroll into Hobby Lobby to purchase decorations for a Christmas event I'm doing for a client. The sample decor pieces I had purchased the week before were sold out so I set out to find a Hobby Lobby clerk to see if they might have more in stock. I heard quite a clatter a few aisles over so I headed in that direction. I found not one, but three employees stripping shelves and replacing product with a "Spring Collection."
Spring? Butterflies? lawn chairs? Garden art? Really?
As I asked them if they had more of a particular type of ornament in stock they looked at me as if I had three heads and said "No. Christmas is over in our world."
Are you kidding me? It's not even December but I am out of luck on my Christmas decoration hunt because it's time to focus on plastic beach toys and fake rocks that say "Mom's Garden"?
I was deflated.
So....next year, I am planning a Christmas project shopping spree for August 27. By then all the Halloween and Thanksgiving items will be on clearance and just about gone so we can focus on Christmas shopping...you know, on our way to a cookout at the pool.
Happy LaborHallowThanksMas everyone.