Who is out there shopping? It happens, December 26th all the Christmas items and more are on sale! This is another one I could never understand. Who wants to go out shopping the day after Christmas? Many people do, all the years of retail and later retail management taught me well.
Lots and lots of people just cannot tolerate passing up a good sale! I am not finding fault, honestly I am not. It’s just the usual wondering and ponderings. I remember while we were busy marking down the Christmas merchandise, we were also busily putting out Valentine’s Day items.
Then, of course you hear the complaints of…But Christmas is just over. Why are we seeing Valentine’s Day things? That’s the magic world of retail, that’s the way it goes. Like I said, this one just something that crossed my mind.I know certain people in my own family that will be out there, too…Not Autumn or me! We are sensible, we will be doing the usual holiday things.
The question for the day is…Will you be out and about shopping today? Come on, you can share with us…The twinnie and I would love to know, as always. Some of you will need to be back to work. Others will be enjoying this holiday time in your very own way, so which will you be doing? We won’t be judging, you know us twinnies better than that!
Oops, on second thought…If you are indeed shopping you can’t answer this question. Maybe the temptation to find a good sale will be calling? That’s means you won’t be reading this, well that’s OK…Let us know when you return from that fun shopping! 😉 🙂
This is all true 😉 I can’t stand the idea of shopping, but for those who shop, good luck 🙂 TF ❤ = Twins Forever
That’s all we can do twinnie… Wish people shopping, good luck! 🙂 TF <3=Twins Forever
Good post Gabby, I will be enjoying the warmth of my bed and maybe a good book if not working on a few poems.
Thanks PJ! Good plan, glad you won’t be out shopping for sales either.Rest and relax, you need to take care of yourself and stay well. 🙂
Oh this is one of many shopping days I defnitely skip! Same as Black Friday. As a kid my mom would wake me up early and drag me along with her. I haven’t done Black Friday or Day after Christmas shopping since I was old enough to get out of my mother’s insistance. I try to avoid any and all stores on those days, even grocery stores and gas stations lol!
Yay, another smart girl! 🙂 Of course you got turned against the Black Friday and day after Christmas shopping early on from your Mom dragging you out shopping. It is just too busy though, I won’t even go into a grocery store either! I had to laugh about the gas stations, I hadn’t thought of that one…I have over half a tank so I think I’m OK. Thanks for reminding though! 🙂
I usually skip shopping the day after Christmas. IMHO, the best sales are closer to New Year’s Day when retailers need to get rid of seasonal items and 2011 inventory…
That is such a good point! I’m sure there are many good sales closer to New Years. 🙂
I grew up in a rather religious family, where Christmas isn’t over until January 8th (Epiphany)… Christmas is just beginning! we did the 12 days of xmas thing… we had a huge christmas, then for each day up until the 8th, we read a little prayer, or something, played a family game & each shared one gift. So, since there were 6 of us, it worked out perfectly, to each get two days. the last day, my parents always got. so, that day wasn’t in the hat. on who’sever day it was, they get to do a 2 minute talk (time has gone down over the years), about what they got out of the little reading. (this used to e super cute, when u have a 5 year old, giving a mini-sermon!) the basic idea was just to remember Jesus. on the 8th, we’d have cake, people over, & a whole different celebration. Along with us dressing up & putting on a skit of the manger & epiphany with neighbor/church kids… then we usually had a really random pinata afterwards… no idea where that came from (besides that we lived in Texas?)… We also get to eat our gingerbread houses on the 1rst. lol… but that was kinda unrelated to the rest of it.
Anyhow, shopping, was never my activity of choice for the day… So, even though we don’t do this anymore, all kids are grown up & married or in army & stuff… I can’t bring myself to let christmas end until the 8th… =)
That sounds so lovely, the whole idea of celebrating up until January 8th! 🙂 Remembering Jesus is the reason for the season, after all. 🙂
Nope, no shopping here. I confess, I have been a junkie for a sale before, and I’m working toward letting go of that illusion of “the more you buy, the more you save.”
I am glad you are letting go of your being a self confessed sale junkie. It always is so tempting, I agree…But also a very good point you just made. It doesn’t always work out for us…The more you buy, the more you save. I sure learned that one the hard way, too. Happy to hear you weren’t out and about shopping today! 🙂
No shopping in the corner of the earth … in Oz … it is traditionally called Boxing Day and a holiday too, but the sales certainly start … however we have continued our family tradition of staying away and celebrating family. Blessings, God is Good!
The tradition you have with your family is certainly more important than shopping. Family comes first and should be celebrated. I also agree God is Good,what a wonderful blog name! 🙂 Blessings to you, too and thank you for stopping by.
I was in town on the 25th and 26th which is when our christmas sale starts. But not to shop – no. I took my dog and my mother – in the lovely snowfall and got us some nice hot chocolate and let the dog watch all the people trying to be first through the shop doors.
That would have been more interesting and fun, looking at the snowfall and getting hot chocolate! 🙂