Thursday

Is America pushing Chrismas to start to soon.

This seems to be a huge discussion among Adults in America. Everywhere I go people seem to ask my opinion. Are retailers decorating for the Holidays too soon?? My personal opinion is mixed. NO, I do not want to hear Christmas music, while I am shopping for Halloween Candy. Nor do I want to be able to pick up Holiday Decorations when picking out a pumpkin (both of there happened to me this year)

But as someone who works in retail, I appreciate decorating before Thanksgiving. Why? This allows for my store team to ensure all Holiday props and decorations are up prior to the busy holiday season. With all props, decorations, and promotions set up before we take the day off to give thanks with our families. Notice I just said props and decorations. We did not start the Christmas music until Black Friday.

The prior leaves me able to also give thanks for being able to enjoy that time with my family and friends. I know that the only thing we need to do on "Black Friday" is open the doors and turn on the music. Then in the subsequent following weeks- we can continue to focus on bringing new product to the floor, implementing additional promotions, and even hosting events for our employees without worrying about props.

With that being said. Nordstrom has a long-standing policy of not decorating for Christmas until the day after Thanksgiving, and this year will be no different. Last year  Nordstrom's window displays noted: "Well, we just like the idea of celebrating one holiday at a time. From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.". Below is their sans-Santa stance posted in store windows for this year.

When googling for further information on the subject I found this: click here for an article referencing their stance.

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What is your stance on Retailers decorating for the holidays early?

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