Why oh why do retailers feel the need to have fully decorated Christmas trees on display when the trees outside their door are just starting to turn fall colors? I just returned from a garden/farm store with their entrance decorated nicely with hay bales, pumpkins, and chrysanthemums. I walked inside and there smack in my face are 4 fully decorated Christmas trees. They’ve already emptied out their garden center (although fall is the best time to plant shrubs and trees and the reason for my visit) in preparation of filling it with flocked Christmas trees.
It is only 9 days into October, people!
Autumn is my very favorite time of the year, enjoying all that nature has to offer with beautiful leaves, stormy skies, the smell of a wood fire in the air. I love fresh apple cider, pumpkin pancakes with real maple syrup, pumpkin spice cookies, spiced apple cake, pear butter on my toast, and butternut squash soup. Please let me enjoy Autumn without shoving Christmas down my throat. You are not only ruining fall, you are going to ruin Christmas for people. Ever hear of too much of a good thing? I absolutely love Christmas. I decorate my home to the hilt and have way more tree ornaments than a sane person needs. But Christmas is in December. Not October.
Oh, and by the way? I really like Thanksgiving too. Where did that holiday go?