Black Friday, Smack Flylay

I’ve never done Black Friday. And I don’t plan to start doing it any time soon.

Oh, I’ve heard people talk about how its a rush to do. An event in its self. Some people can’t imagine the holidays without it. However, I am not one of those people. Nor am I a Christmas Eve shopper. Nope. Not going to do that either.

First of all, I strive to keep shopping and holidays separate as possible. I don’t want to spend Thanksgiving preparing for shopping. And I don’t want to lose the magic of Christmas Eve to retail either. I want to focus on the days and what they mean in my heart.

Second, I like to do my shopping at my leisure and with careful thought. I like to keep it as stress-free as possible, and, personally, the thought of waiting in line and rushing a store “for the thrill and the bargains” just doesn’t fit my stress-free goal. Plus, friends and family who work in retail, who have to work on Black Friday, all dread that night into day madness. I feel for them. I really do. I don’t want to add to their stress either.

So, while everyone is out shopping for bargains and deals, I’m going to go about life outside of that. I’ll get my shopping done between now and December 25th. I actually have a little of it done and on its way to me already. All great deals. I’ll do my bargain hunting at my own pace.

Good luck to all Black Friday shoppers! More power to you for daring those crowds. I admire your adventurous spirit. But, its just  not for me…

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