It was like a shock to me! I went "CHRISTMAS!?" Wow. Yes, really. It is almost the holiday season.
I am looking for some advice from you.
As you know, we own a retail store (Women's Accessories) and I am wondering when to decorate for Christmas.
1. I hate when the stores are decorated too soon, ignoring Thanksgiving altogether.
2. However decorating for Christmas helps remind people that they need that gift for Aunt Suzie and wouldn't that darling bracelet be perfect.
3. At home I personally wait until the day after Thanksgiving to decorate, and we keep up the decor until New Years Day. It feels wrong to eat Thanksgiving dinner with a Christmas tree up.
4. The shoppe is different than my home - it is a place of business.
So, I am looking for your thoughts.
When do we decorate? We want to help people be in the shopping mood - but not be obnoxious about it.
I was thinking perhaps the day before Thanksgiving, that way when we open on Black Friday, it will be the Christmas season. But that may not be soon enough in retail land.
Thanks for your help!