Who doesn’t love the holidays and getting a jump-start on decorating and celebrating? I can’t think of anyone who doesn’t, but sometimes all that extra early promoting might be a little too much.

Earlier this month, [November 1st to be exact] I took a trip to the store with my mom – which you know, is the day after Halloween. As soon as we walked in, we both looked at each other in disbelief as the Christmas music was blasting over the speakers in the doorway.

Each year, so many different stores start holiday promotions earlier, and earlier. The thing that I find baffling is that the outrageous Christmas displays are seen everywhere almost a month before Thanksgiving. Centers of towns are filed with garland, red bows and Christmas lights – that are lit already! Why not take it one holiday at a time?

Don’t get me wrong, Christmas may be my favorite holiday, but I feel like everyone is always looking ahead for the next best thing. Why not take in each day for what it is and appreciate what is in front of you. If I’ve learned anything this year, it’s to enjoy the moment.

I don’t know about you, but I’m just as excited for Thanksgiving as I am for Christmas. The thought of filling my plate with turkey, stuffing, cranberries and sweet potatoes sounds like just about the greatest thing in the world. Except for when I regretfully eat a piece (or two) of pumpkin pie after indulging all day – that food coma is the best and worst part of the day.

I can’t completely leave Thanksgiving out, though. A lot of companies have already begun their Black Friday sales and promotions – weeks prior. Believe me, my inbox fills up everyday with new deals that are kind of hard to resist – but don’t worry guys, we haven’t sent ours out yet. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed in the Lems Black Friday sale!

Make sure you keep an eye out on December 10th for the Boulder Boot Timber! You really don’t want to miss it. And hey before we know it, we’ll be onto the next holiday. Christmas bells are ringing – ding dong ding dong.

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