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Not Skipping Thanksgiving

There have been murmurrings among those that I know over the last several years. "It's coming too soon!" "The Christmas merchandise is out before Halloween is even here!" "I love Thanksgiving and we just skip right over it!"

There is no doubt that Thanksgiving is not the most profitable holiday in the retail world. Sure we buy our share of turkey printed napkins or table runners, but there's not a huge market for tee-shirts or gift-giving. But that really does beg the question: what is it that Thanksgiving has to offer while sandwiched between Halloween and Christmas?

I'll name my favorite things, and I'm sure it will cause you to remember a few reasons of your own to keep you from "skipping" Thanksgiving:
  • all the fun of Christmas without all the stress
  • all of the fun of Halloween without all the sugar highs
  • all the good home cooking... and it lasts for days, not for minutes
  • all of the anticipation of getting ready for Christmas
  • all of the sales
  • all of the turkeys for under $10!! (You better buy another freezer at one of those sales.)
  • all of the THANKFULNESS - a time for reflection before the rest of the year flies by like the blink of an eye
 Whether you are feeling thankful for what has transpired so far in 2009 or if you are grasping for something to give thanks for, in just a few short weeks this glorious day will be at our doorstep. Start making a list and I think you'll be surprise at all you have to celebrate on Thanksgiving Day.

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