Just the other day my mom called me and she said "I was just in Hobby Lobby and they already had aisles and aisles of Christmas decor out but they only one had one for Halloween." She was disappointed by this as we are a family who loves Halloween. I rolled my eyes at the store as she contained to tell me about its deficient selection of Halloween attire. I don't know what your family does for holidays but mine decorates just as much for Halloween as we do Christmas. From as long as I can remember once October rolled around there was spiders that fell from the ceiling, leafs wrapped on the banister, jack-o-laterens on the porch, ghost handing from the trees, ECT. Now we do this with Christmas as well, we have the tree up shortly after thanksgiving, we are guilty of leaving our lights up a month too long simply because we like them and snowmen and nativity scenes fill the house.
But heres the thing each year it feels like Christmas starts earlier and earlier not only taking away from from holidays such as Halloween but also taking away from itself. It has become so commercialized that it takes over all the seasons. I am not saying to not be excited for Christmas. I wait all year for Halloween to come and I know majority of people wait for Christmas and that is perfect. Its wonderful to have something to look forward to. But when I go to the store in September and there is more Christmas decor than Halloween it makes me sad. It takes away my excitement for both Halloween and Christmas.
We live in a society that constantly wants more. We get to something we really wanted but then we want the next thing and this is evident in our holidays. We need to remember to step back and slow down and enjoy everything. Take in all of Halloween, take in all of Christmas, take in all of New Years, take in all of Valentines Day, Ect.
These are all magical fun times and we need to remember to slow down and appreciate them all.