Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Holiday or Black Friday Holiday?

It seems the Black Friday madness creeps up earlier and earlier every year. Just a few years ago people would get to stores around 10 pm Thanksgiving night to camp out for the 5 am or 6 am sales. Then people started getting to the stores before Thanksgiving dinner was even over. Now stores are having Thanksgiving day sales! Now I'm all for a good deal, but I really hate the shopping holiday has taken over the family holiday. I feel bad for the people who have to work those sales and miss out on time with their family. I realize I am a bit of a hypocrite because those Thanksgiving day sales are tempting even to me. In a time when money is tight for most people the lure of such low prices is hard to pass up. I feel conflicted over this topic. I really think Thanksgiving day should be spent with family and friends and shopping should not be a priority. On the other hand, a lot of people celebrate on different days and different times so what's wrong with a little shopping before or after family turkey time. Plus, to some shopping with family and friends has become a much loved tradition.

We spend Thanksgiving morning watching the parade then have multiple Thanksgiving dinners with family. We are truly blessed.

This was Bel watching her first Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade last year and posing with mommy & daddy.

But those darn Thanksgiving day sales were to good to pass up so I called in a huge favor to ask for some shopping help. It turns out that I am not immune to the shiny pull of Thanksgiving deals either.

What's your take on Black Friday (and Thursday)? Are you one to plan a strategy of attack and hit all the best sales or do you just ignore it all together?

Either way I hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving spent with those you love and wish you luck in the shopping craziness if you venture out.

I will not be posting Thursday or Friday this week so I can focus on some family time. I hope to be back on my regular Monday-Friday schedule on Monday.

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