I declare a new holiday!!!
School starting, Harvest festivals, Thanksgiving, Christmas, all rolled into one.
Oh wait! That’s already being done!
A store downtown had Christmas decorations up before the end of October!
Have you been noticing how holiday advertisements and store sales string all the holidays together? There is no break between. So, that’s why I decided to make up the new name! What do you think? A good idea?
SeptOctoNovemDec. The New Holiday!
We know that the stores aren’t as interested in blessing people as much as grabbing your attention away from the celebration (and away from the attention to the loving & blessing people part).
And unfortunately also away from savoring the uniqueness and REASON for each holiday.
The marketing is effective.
We move toward BUYING early and running up the credit card bills. We TELL ourselves that this is good and right. But, mostly it is stress!
Let’s choose to be more intentional this year. Let’s try to celebrate people more than stuff! To consciously be aware and purposeful in giving attention to the joy of each relationship and of each individual season. It is such a big shift that we can’t wait until December to begin to re-program our minds.
I’m curious. What will you personally do differently this year…to be a blessing more than just a consumer?