Not a minute past Thanksgiving, in the United States, do the residents of this nation run to the malls for – what is known as black Friday shopping – for deals and ideas on Christmas decor and gifts and even a few goodies on deep discount for themselves. I remember the frenzy when I worked retail, the mall opening at the crack of dawn and the crowds rushing about to be the first at grabbing all things on display. I was very young and found the whole exercise amusing then, being behind the counter. But now, it is a series undertaking – to commence black Friday at 6 p.m. the night before, right after the family Thanksgiving dinner. I guess retailers realized not everyone honors the feast.
So, in honor of black Friday or maybe even for those excited to get the holiday decorating started – here’s some ideas for 2018:
And lastly – my favorite – advent calendar which is recommended for the man in your life but I find it the perfect unisex option – you know the ones with kids away in college or otherwise married.