In the past week or so I have seen many emails in my inbox with a subject line that includes the word “Holiday.” Nine out of ten times, the sender is not referring to Halloween (the only holiday that is currently on my mind). Instead, it appears that my favorite home decor retailers are already gearing up for the Christmas season. This morning alone, I had at least five holiday-related emails.
I had an email from Jonathan Adler advertising “A Holiday Fete For A King.”
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An email from Mitchell Gold + Bob Willliams letting me know that their holiday catalog is available.
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And another from Williams Sonoma Home encouraging me to “Mix, Match and Be Merry.”
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Now, don’t get me wrong. I am someone who really loves the holidays. The smells, the lights, the decor – even some of the guests. And, anyone who knows me knows that I am a planner. But, I am not ready to be inundated with Christmas advertising. In my opinion, all of the pre-Halloween and pre-Thanksgiving advertising for Christmas ruins the season. Do we really need to devote a quarter of the year to Christmas-planning? By the time Christmas actually arrives, I have had enough.
Based on the advertising efforts that are already underway, it appears that I am in the minority. But, I am curious about what our readers think. Pre-Halloween Christmas advertising: are you for or against? Let us know.