In need of some stocking stuffers? How about an artificial Christmas tree or a snow blower? Then you'll want to head on over to Sears, where their Christmas in July sale is going on. (It might end today, I dunno.)
I first heard about this sale at work yesterday, when the guy who administers our retirement plan funds mentioned such during a meeting. (Talk about a big chill. There's absolutely nothing warm and toasty when you're talking retirement planning these days.) Mr. 401k mentioned that he noticed a Christmas display while in Sears.
After years of "Christmas creep" where holiday winter snowglobes have long shared the aisle with Halloween witches and skeletons, I guess it was inevitable that we would be hauling out the holly while similtaneously having a hot dog and a brewski on the back deck.
I checked out Sears' website and sure enough, there's a Christmas Lane tab. You can Shop Holiday Decor! or Shop Winter Readiness! A fleece blanket by the fireplace for the Fourth of July, anyone?
Maybe it's me, but doesn't this strike anyone as insane? Or sad? To me, the Christmas creep is downright creepy.
Or, maybe there's a bright side to this. Allow yours truly to be the first to wish you and yours Happy Holidays.
Unless someone already beat me to that back on Easter.