Posts tagged ‘holiday’

Late Christmas

Why Santa will visit my house on January 1st

The day after Christmas the sweater that cost $40 is now on sale for $25. It cost you $12 in wrapping paper to wrap all your presents – I will wrap mine in 90% off paper for 1/10th the cost. If I start the tradition of celebrating Christmas by going to church and enjoying a day with family, then the (future) kids wouldn’t be any the wiser that Santa was coming on a different day.

There are other benefits too. That Wii-Fit that was sold out 4 months before Christmas – I have a chance to buy the one you returned because you got two.

Perhaps stockings should still be done on Christmas day just so there is some other excitement, but I’m all for the delayed, larger (read more) Christmas.

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December 1, 2009 at 12:47 pm 1 comment

St. Patrick’s Day Pinch

Are you aware of the custom to pinch someone if they do not wear something green on St. Patrick’s Day?  I recall this ‘game’ from grade school, but apparently it isn’t as well known I thought it was.  Is this a regional thing?  Is it age related (I feel like my mom knows the rules, so you should too)?

March 17, 2009 at 10:13 am 3 comments

Wishing you . . .

a merry Christmas.

See you in 2009.

December 25, 2008 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Christmas must be around the corner

Recently I’ve been seeing a lot more commercials for Playskool toys. I can only attribute this to the fact that this must be the time of year, 2 months before Christmas, that Playskool spends all of their TV media advertising budget. Get the kids riled up for a new toy now, and in a month you’ll be so tired of hearing them beg you for it, that you end up getting them the toy before Thanksgiving. Now, you end up buying more Playskool toys to put under the tree. I think it’s a great advertising scheme.

October 16, 2008 at 6:49 pm 1 comment