Friday, November 27, 2009

Black Friday?

On our trip to Thanksgiving dinner yesterday, my wife and I were discussing the day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday).  I still can't figure it out.  Yes, a lot of people have the day off so they can shop.  Yes, a lot of stores are having great deals and opening early - Kohls keeps advertising that they're open at 4AM... if you're at Kohls at 4AM Friday morning, it might be time to self-evaluate.  And, yes that pesky holiday where we practice thankfullness and only spend money at grocery stores is finally out of the way so we can officially declare the Consumerist Christmas season open for business.  But, with the rise of the internet, why would anyone subject themselves to the insanity.  No thank you!  My family will continue our tradition of putting up the tree, spending time together rather than money on each other, and preparing our hearts for the true meaning of the Christmas holiday.

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