How Early Is Too Early To Get Into The Holiday Spirit?

October is wrapping up. Halloween is almost over. The weather is slowly starting to become colder. The pumpkins are out, leaves have fallen, and the sun is setting earlier. Aside from the Halloween stuff, you see other themed merchandise, slowly starting to creep up on the shelves.

That stuff is no other then holiday decorations and ornaments. As it's been for years, once October concludes and November commences, the Christmas lights, stockings, menorahs, and other holiday-themed products, get put out. Aisles are then filled with them. Some stores even began playing Christmas music. Majority of retailers also carry more merchandise related to the holidays then they do for Thanksgiving.

Despite it being before Christmas, Hannukkah and Kwanza, more themed products can be seen available for them, then for turkey day itself. Although you might not find as many decorations or other themed stuff for the celebration, how early is too early to prepare for the holidays? Here are reasons why waiting until after Thanksgiving to get into the spirit, might be more helpful.

1. Allows you to be more appreciative

Times have changed. Due to retailers opening their doors before Black Friday, people are focusing less on what they have and more on what they want. If they waited, then society would take the time to appreciate what they have and even what's around them. Every second being with family, would count even more.

2. More can be made out of the holiday

It use to be, eat, spend time with family, then go shopping. That pattern has differed. Instead, it has become eat, then go shopping. The wait for the deals is quickly starting to cease. Six O' Clock, has become the hour to leave. To depart at a time, when many feasts once commenced. Waiting can make a difference. Especially when it consists of seeing those, who you don't get to see as much.

3. One can relax before the rush

Once the the turkey is done, the last football games ends, the 11pm news wraps up, and the day finishes, the decorations, lights, ornaments, and so much more, appear. the sales begin popping up. Some retailers, even start following, especially those in malls. Merchandise vanishes. As indicated earlier in this listicle, we already start seeing those things, due to little waiting. Next thing you know, the rush comes, and relaxation doesn't exist. It takes it's hiatus until January. Holding up would give us this luxury without a hiatus.

4. The moment would be seized better

As humans, we are always told to seize the moment. Enjoy it, while it lasts. To focus on the present, and not the past or even future. Since the rush to go holiday shopping begins weeks in advance and everything related to it, pops up on store shelves months earlier, lots of attention is focused on that. This leaves more set preparing then enjoying.

5. One can be financially better

As the end of the year approaches, money gets spent left and right. Between the decorations, gifts, candles, food, and even alcohol, there's no saving. Yes you might not be spending as much, thanks to discounts however, your still spending. Despite their being a pro to getting that stuff earlier, it is better to wait. By doing so, more saving can be geared toward those things. Saving can also help in the long run and prevent you from any post-holiday financial issues, one has or might encounter.

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