I don’t know why it does, but it amazes me time and again every year how early the stores start selling items for the holidays. Don’t you find it a little startling at times too?
The other day my husband and I were shopping in Costco and everything looked pretty normal, but then we turned a corner and at the end of an aisle I noticed that they were actually selling boxes of holiday cards.
I couldn’t believe how many Christmas cards I saw as well as Christmas decorations, lights and even fake trees.
I really shouldn’t be surprised at all – not at this store. I mean, they sell shorts and swimsuits in March for summer, and by the time the warm weather hits they only have sweaters and fall coats on their shelves. Plenty of other stores are like that too. I don’t mind shopping for my clothes a little a head of the season but not 6 months ahead of the season. That’s ridiculous!
What do you think – are stores too far ahead?