Monday, September 15, 2014

Kohls Christmas 101

Only 101 shopping days until Christmas!

I'm really not sure Kohls ever takes their decorations down.

To be fair they did have some Halloween and Thanksgiving things there, they were just mixed in with all the normal stuff.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

GeekDad - #NoEarlyXmas – Let’s Put Christmas in Its Place

Just saw a great post from a like minded individual about putting Christmas in it's place.

What do you say, people? Are you with me? Shall we start a social media campaign with #NOEARLYXMAS aimed at spreading this idea and pushing back at the retailers. They’re not doing wrong – they’re just following the money. We’re in control, with our wallets and our message. If we use those to change the behavior, the stores will follow. I hope.

Great article, and we're on board! #NoEarlyXMas and #RespectTheTurkey!

Read the full article here: - #NoEarlyXmas – Let’s Put Christmas in Its Place

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

And here we go again

Usually we don't fire the Respect The Turkey machine until at least a few weeks into September, but it looks like some stores are already firing up their merchandising machines to fight for our dollars.

wcjl WCJL in Savannah, GA has a report of a bunch of stores with their gear already out:
Christmas in September? Some stores already selling holiday decorations

As a reminder, here at RTT we're not against Christmas.
Not at all!
We just feel like businesses are disrespecting other holidays like Halloween and Thanksgiving, who are almost being wiped off the calendar.

The stores don't put the Christmas things out because they love the Christmas holiday and spreading joy.
They put them out because they are begging and pushing for people to spend more and more money.

People keep pushing the numbers about how much money Americans spend on Christmas shopping.

But really, if you start shopping months and months earlier isn't it just... shopping?