if there's one thing i hate, it's holiday decor up sickeningly early. this year i have witnessed christmas decorations on sale before october 31st, and last week the most vomit-worthy: christmas music playing in a store. i was almost violent. i don't mind christmas (i have many fond childhood memories) but i do despise christmas music, and anything linking it to the retail world.
when i worked retail, i was lucky enough to have a boss who hated christmas music as much as i did. though, i'm sure some of my co-workers played it when i wasn't working. i also fought with the staff about putting christmas decor up before december 1st. it's just a thing i have. i failed by choice at the whole "hyping up christmas to make customers spend more" thing.
that said, i'm surprised that i'm thinking about purchasing holiday cards in november. this goes against my rules. but these are so nice, and i want to start sending real mail instead of email (in general- i don't send e-holiday cards!)
they are from a store called bailey doesn't bark, via decor8
i'm not sure how many people appreciated my hand-drawn reindeer skull cards with black envelope i made a few years ago.