Monday, November 14, 2016

A Protest Sign I Would Gladly Carry

With all the Trump protesting going on, I think it's important to remember that there are other causes worthy of sign waving. (There is, however, no excuse for burning effigies, destroying property, or harming/threatening/bullying anyone. I thought we were better than that, people!)

Anyway, flitting through my Facebook feed today, I saw a link to an article about people protesting the lack of snow in Colorado this fall with clever signs saying "Powder to the People" and "More Snow, Less Hate," which reminded me about this particular protest that strikes at the heart of everything I hold dear about November.

Stop protesting about lgbt and start protesting about this because this is just wrong!!!:
The poster with the circle and slash over a Christmas tree...
the person holding it is my hero.

Let's honor Thanksgiving as it should be honored...with autumnal colors, apple fritters, the smell of burning leaves, warm sweaters, and pumpkin spice everything. Let's not shop on Thanksgiving but instead choose to spend time with our family and friends sharing food, fun, football, and parades.

The day after Thanksgiving, pull out the Christmas decorations and smear the world in red and green, tinsel and holly, peppermint and wassail.

That is the proper order of things.

Who's with me?


  1. I don't even take out Christmas decorations until it's December. The German in me never got into that "right after Thanksgiving" thing.

  2. I hear you!! I love the colors of Autumn, they are here for such a short time that I think it's necessary to give this season the respect and consideration it deserves.
    My house is decorated for Thanksgiving, beautiful colors on every room, I can't wait for our daughters and their families to come for dinner and football, we always have a fabulous time.
    I would totally carry those signs, love the one that says "Stop premature Christmas decorating", I just don't like to see stores with Christmas stuff already on the shelves in October.
    We always start decorating for Christmas the first week of December.
    Hugs and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
    Maria Rodriguez.

  3. Me, me, me!! I'm totally with you. I hate the way the ads and stores shove Christmas down our throats WAY before Thanksgiving. I hate it!!

  4. I agree, Susan. I agree. What we need is to be thankful and to take time to meditate on all those things, big and small, that we are blessed by God to have. I hate to see the commercialism obscure what really matters during Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    1. Thanks and Jesus. That's where we need to focus!

  5. I am so with you! The guy at the end of our street put his Christmas lights up (and turned them on!) on Halloween. And what's up with all the pre-Black Friday sales? Come on, people! I'm hopeful other retailers will follow in TJMaxx, Marshalls, and Home Goods' footsteps and close on Thanksgiving.

    1. Ugh. Hang the lights when it's warm...I can see that. But turn them on? Really?

      It really is awful that there are any stores open on Thanksgiving day.

  6. I agree too! I am also having trouble making Christmas cards this soon. December 1st is my plan.


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