Happy Monday, loves!
One of my favorite childhood Christmas memories involved my Little People adopted doll. She had a cloth body, yarn hair, and came with an adoption certificate. I took my adopted doll everywhere, and loved that I had the opportunity to name, dress, and care for her. These were all the rage, and mostly sold in craft fairs and private parties, before the dolls evolved into Cabbage Patch Kids. Once the CPK’s came onto the scene, there were commercials galore, and the Little People faded away. Then we started to see the constant news stories of crazed parents fighting over the limited stock in stores. Thankfully, no one in my family ever stood in line, or dodged flying carts and fists, to buy one. We were one of the fortunate few who knew store owners, and grabbed them before the crowds started. This was my first introduction to the craziness of commercialized Christmas, and what parents will do to create “magic” on Christmas day.
I thought about all of this goofiness as early as this fall. We didn’t really see many Thanksgiving decorations in stores this year; Christmas displays went up almost as soon as the Halloween supplies dwindled. It is understandable that marketers wish to capitalize upon the biggest money maker for the end of the year, but what does it say about all of us when we fall for it?
We are in the final stretch for all of our Christmas festivities around here. We waited until Superkiddo was out of school to start the outdoor decorations. I am looking forward to seeing my favorite dudes open their gifts, and spend some cuddle time with our favorite holiday movies. It is so much fun to celebrate holidays with him & the hubby! Will you have a quiet day at home, or take a destination holiday vacation? Will you have rooms full of family and friends, or make new traditions? Whatever your plans may be, I am sure that you will create fond memories, for a splendid holiday this week. I wish you love, joy, peace… and lots of megawatts in lights & cheer.
Until next time,