School hasn’t even started yet, and some stores are already into the Christmas spirit (Broken link, active August 29, 2006) … of raking in as much cash on the name of Jesus as possible between now and December 25th. I was shocked last year when I saw the Christmas decorations out in JC Penney the week after Labor Day; now it seems Labor Day is too late a start.
Last year my dh and I protested the crass commercialization of Christmas by refusing to spend money at retailers for Christmas presents. I started blogging about non- commercial Christmas ideas at my other blog, this side of heaven. One of my goals was to learn hand book binding this year so that I could make books to give to family.
Ah, well, this year turned out to be too busy, too many big life events for that. But we will still protest the crass commercialization of Christmas by refusing to spend money at retailers for Christmas presents this year as well. Things will settle down a bit and I can start blogging about non- commercial Christmas ideas again; and get out my hand book binding books, and start to read them; and get out my quilts in progress, which have been packed away for most of this year. 🙂