Halloween has come and gone like every other year. Children have gotten their candy, all the “trick or treats” have been said, all the ghosts and goblins have gone away for the year. What does everybody start thinking about now? The next big holiday: Christmas.
Christmas trees come out in stores. Wrapping paper, ornaments, garland, candy canes, and sugar cookies come out of their boxes and go up on shelves. Kids start getting excited. Parents are getting stressed. I have one question for all of you:
Where did Thanksgiving Go??
I get that Christmas is exciting, I’m excited for it too. But nobody needs to be decorating their house for Christmas the first of November. That’s ridiculous. No offense to any of you who do that. Actually, I saw Christmas decorations out at Walmart at the beginning of October. Before Halloween. Halloween hasn’t even happened yet, and all these stores are trying to get me to buy a Christmas tree. Don’t even try to tempt me with Christmas cookies until I’ve had some turkey and pumpkin pie.
*Taken on November 2nd*
My family normally decorates for Christmas on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. A much safer and family oriented thing to do instead of Black Friday shopping and getting trampled. I don’t do good in crowds. To me, it doesn’t feel right to decorate for Christmas until we’ve fully celebrated Thanksgiving by stuffing our faces, being thankful for everything we have (Christmas decorations included), watching football and taking a very long well deserved nap after.
I feel like Thanksgiving is so over looked because it’s not something you can go all out decorating for. Pretty much you show up, eat food, talk to family, say some prayers and leave. But it’s so much more than that. So why should we over look it like we do? I think we should all be excited for Thanksgiving just as much as we are for Christmas, or any other holiday for that matter. There might not be presents, a Christmas tree with lights and ornaments, Santa and awesome smelling candles, but Thanksgiving is where we get to be thankful we have all those things.
Just something to think about… 💙