Here is a random post on my feelings on the forgotton holiday of Thanksgiving!
I have noticed in the past few years that Thanksgiving is getting edged out more and more. This upsets me because it is a great holiday that I believe is a great time to reflect on all that you have in your life, namely family. We go from Halloween decorations and candy right to Christmas. Granted Thanksgiving is not a gift or candy giving holiday that all the retailers can sell on, but it frustrates me to no end that right after the Halloween candy and decorations are consolidated and clearanced, up goes all the Christmas paraphenelia. I do understand that the retailers have to put the merchandise out early because many people are not procrastinators like I am and start there shopping early, but I find it hard to swallow that they have already pulled out the Christmas music and have it blaring from the overhead speakers. I was also appalled to have read on facebook that a few of my friends have put their Christmas trees up this weekend! REALLY???! I could see it if someone was being deployed overseas or if family was going to be in town, but to put it up just because really goes right through me.
I love Thanksgiving because it is spent with family around a table eating great food and talking and spending time together. There is no rush with it and you can sit back, relax and enjoy time with everyone.
Now don't think that I am anti-Christmas, because I do love Christmas also, but to me that season starts December1st, but to me it is the 2nd due to Kyle's birthday on the 1st. It may get delayed even further next year due to the new baby's birthday sometime in December. You will not find my tree up until probably a week or so before Christmas and it does not come down until after January 1st.
Well that is enough of my ranting. I would love to hear your thoughts on the forgotten one.