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Um, it’s still August 1st, right?!?!

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WordFountain

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I went to a few stores today: TJ Maxx, Target, Costco. The Halloween, Fall/Autumn/Harvest stuff is already out in full force. :mad:

I like the seasons. When I lived in Texas versus the northeast I missed the seasons and changing weather terribly. However, I live in NJ. Most if not all schools *just* got out of school for summer vacation at the very end of June. The BTS stuff is out but almost like if you don’t snatch it up now your going to be up a creek come mid-end of August. It’s so annoying. I’d just like to enjoy my seasons and not feel so rushed. That’s all. Vent over ;)

Anyone else? Does it bother you too or not at all? All opinions welcome :D
 
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Haley23

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Honestly, it used to, and my opinion kind of changed with the pandemic. Now I say if it makes someone happy to have that stuff now, who cares what time of year it is? Let them enjoy it.

I have fall decorations (not Halloween) and personally will probably wait until early September to put them out. I actually considered putting them out earlier, as I sort of equate school starting to "fall" even though it is most certainly still summer, weather-wise. I decided that didn't quite feel right and September just feels more logical to me.

That said, I would LOVE to have a Starbucks pumpkin cream cold brew right now. It's my absolute favorite and I can't wait for it to come back! I just read they're releasing it August 30th- I wouldn't complain about an earlier release date at all!
 

Cassyree

Senior Member
It doesn't bother me although I do laugh about it. I had breakfast at Cracker Barrel with a friend last week. When you walk through the store section, Halloween is out in all its gory glory! There isn't a good holiday to decorate for between July 4th and Halloween, so Halloween it is! Actually I love Cracker Barrel's Halloween stuff-there's always something to buy for grandkids.
 

TheGr8Catsby

Senior Member
My biggest issue is needing a fan in mid-to-late summer, and they're already transitioned to sweaters. Like, it's 92 degrees?

As for the back-to-school issue - it's a corporate calendar, and seeing that big chunks of the country are going back to school within the next few days, they're going to be ready for them and not have an alternative merchandising schedule.
 

eliza4one

Senior Member
Safeway had TWO!!! Christmas displays today! One was a huge Santa cardboard cutout next to Coke products. The other was a Starbucks display. I almost stopped by the courtesy desk to say something but thought better of it. Honestly, it takes the "magic" out of the holidays!! (IMO) By the time Christmas rolls around, that Santa won't even register as a special symbol that Christmas is near. :(
 
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eagles23

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You can go to Hobby Lobby and experience all the seasons for the rest of the year- the end of summer, back to school, fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas- all under one roof. They will probably start rolling out New Years' stuff next week. :rolleyes:
 

meandmyhouse

Senior Member
I hate Halloween, so seeing the things for months is annoying. I also agree that the Christmas things being out so early takes away from the meaning, making it seems less special.
 

NJ Teacher

Senior Member
I don’t like it…

In NJ, we are entering another heat wave. The last thing I want to see are boots and sweaters. I watch the shopping channels, and their hosts have been wearing fall styles. They have had way too much Christmas in July programming for me.

The back-to-school supplies seem to come out earlier and earlier. Our schools here generally do not start before Labor Day.

I am not interested in Halloween candy and fall decor—yet.
 

WordFountain

Senior Member
This reminds me one time years ago my DH & I went apple picking with another couple in September. In my head this is a fall activity so I wore a short sleeve cable knit sweater tee, jeans, and equestrian boots. My DH wore jeans and a normal shirt, as did everyone else. It was soooooo hot and full sun. It must’ve been mid-high 70’s. I was dying. My friends and DH made fun of me the whole time. LOL
 

desert flower

Senior Member
My first day back to school was August 1st. Students start the 8th. So, I understand back to school stuff being out. But, I absolutely hate when stores jump ahead and put seasonal stuff out months ahead of time. I find it ridiculous. Let's enjoy one season/holiday at a time.
 

WordFountain

Senior Member
Yes I understand the BTS stuff (geez I’m a SAHM & my DS is only 3 yo but I still stock up on supplies each year :rolleyes:).

I remember that when I moved from the northeast with very distinct seasons/weather to college in Texas (whose weather is hot, hotter, & hottest LOL) I missed the changing weather with the seasons. Maybe it’s weird but decorating for the season helped me make it feel like the season it was because I always associated hot weather with summer & vacation.
 
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