I could not believe what I saw when I went into Michaels today, they had their fall flowers out along with pumpkins, my god we are not even into summer yet next thing you know they will have the Xmas stuff out.
Seriously! Turn your head when you go by it. We have a long, hot summer to survive yet.
Some stores do have their Christmas things out. People who are crafters need the fall and Christmas items now in order to make their crafts for their upcoming shows.
I haven't been in Michael's but every year it gets earlier and earlier. The garden stuff is out right after Xmas . On July 5th, Halloween hits the shelves.
Ridiculous, isn't it? Fall planting catalogs have been arriving in my mailbox.
People who craft need those items now. I'd actually have liked for them to carry all the stuff all year long back when I did crafting for a living. Now with the Internet though, I can get anything anytime, if I need it but it's nice to not have to pay for shipping because a store has it.
Oooo I will have to get to Michaels LOL! I am already well over summer, it starts in April here in Orlando LOL, I have been looking for fall clothes already...seriously. well as fall clothes as I can get for 95 degree days till Nov :-/ this is about the earliest I think I have ever wanted fall to get here LOL! ~ liz
iT IS SO NICE TO SEE FAMILIAR FACES POSTING NICE TO SEE YOU ALL
liz...I'm with you. I am all over summer too, and it has yet to officially start. I think Friday is the day. Hate the hot humid weather.
I have a friend who is an avid crafter, and she purchases her supplies weeks and sometimes months before the craft show, so that she can be working on them all summer. So I can understand the need for fall/Halloween supplies to be in craft stores early.
Now when department stores start displaying holiday items months in advance, THAT is what annoys me!