Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Let it snow! Uh?

As if the sudden arrival of autumn weather wasn't enough, Xmas is creeping up on us too! I was happily queuing at my local post office the other day, when I spotted this gift card with an unmistakeably Christmassy logo!


I closed my eyes, shook my head and tutted, thinking how it was too soon for holly. Then I walked into my local M&S and what did I see? Shelves full of biscuits and a display of Christmas chocolates!


It won't be long before supermarket shelves are stocked full with boxes of mince pies and Christmas cakes. In fact, it seems as if some have already started and I'm not the only one who's noticed either.

In case anyone's wondering, my Unicef Christmas catalogue arrived promptly on 1st August, like every year. I swear, I can always rely on Unicef to remind me I need to start preparing for my summer holidays, as they always, without fail, remember me on 1st August.

The Unicef Christmas catalogue joined the recycling heap, unopened. I know they'll send me two more before November, by which time I may just be in the mood to look at pictures of snowy villages and Christmas trees.

10 comments:

Gattina said...

Soon they will start when Easter is over !! I hate that ! Usually they start here alsready in October !

Karen said...

Well, chalk one up for Halloween! I think that being barraged by that particular holiday (in stores from Sept. 15 on) gives us a slight reprieve from the inevitable Christmas onslaught.

Tinsie said...

@ Gattina: Well, over here they start with Easter as soon as Xmas is over, so why not the other way round? Urghhh.

@ Karen: I wish we celebrated Halloween more!!

exposemaximum said...

that is quite interesting. I love to but Unicef cards

Tinsie said...

So do I, but I absolutely refuse to buy Xmas cards in August!

Kate said...

I know that you(the English)like to start early but this is too early even for you;-)

Tinsie said...

Tell me about it. It's insane!

Mediterranean kiwi said...

august?!? that is way too early!!!

Tinsie said...

Not just August, but the 1st August - which is just one day after the 31st JULY. Eeek.

Per Stromsjo said...

To me Christmas is the most important holiday of the year but a merchant who starts touting X-mas sales on August 1st cannot expect to be taken seriously. Absolutely ridiculous.