Can you believe it’s almost November? The weather is turning brisk, in between the humid and warm days that we still get in the piedmont region of North Carolina.
While Halloween hasn’t yet arrived, the Halloween holiday items are already on sale. That’s about a week earlier than normal, and I’m guessing a direct result of COVID19’s impact on retail. Christmas is taking over the endcaps and shelves of all the stores, and retailers have begun sending out an abundance of “lowest price today” and “flash sale” ads to my email.
If what everyone is saying has merit, online gift orders needing to arrive before Christmas should be ordered no later than Thanksgiving! They tout that the mail houses are already working at peak levels and the holiday season will driving them into insane levels of production.
Keep track of your orders. We have a delivery person for one of the companies that literally tosses the packages near the road and types in that he handed them to the resident. Several in my neighborhood have lost packages said to have already been received—by them! We’ve all complained, but nothing has been done. That’s aggravating.
As for me, I’ve already started my holiday shopping. I don’t mind shopping; however, I’ve got to wrap the gifts that are stacking up. (Keep in mind the large boxes typically have a very small item inside. )
I had intended to wrap gifts this weekend but, of course, found something to do that I like better!
(Here’s my mountain of cardboard that needs attention—keep in mind that MOST of this is boxes! The pile will look MUCH smaller when the wrapping is done)