I don't know about you, but every year I get a little bit more annoyed than the year before at the term Black Friday. Maybe it's the fact that this time of year I'm constantly bombarded by overbearing advertisers leading up to this holiday-shopping launch, but I've gotten to the point of cringing, changing the channel, clicking away from the website, deleting the email - anything to avoid hearing or reading it.
Take a peek into my closet, or the rest of my home for that matter, and you'll see I am actually a pretty big fan of black. And I have no problem with Friday, it's a lovely day. But to me, the term conjures images of people trampling each other in store doorways, grabbing and fighting; selfish and unfriendly behavior that has nothing to do with any sort of holiday spirit. I mean, what's fun about that, anyway?
But as someone who depends on folks buying gifts for each other as my livelihood and survival, it's a rather important time of year for my business. The holiday shopping rush keeps my wholesale and retail clients' businesses running, and it's an important time for my own little shop. So what's a girl to do?
How about we start by calling it something different? Something that celebrates the happy feeling of finding the perfect gift for someone you love, of giving something personal and fun, something unique, perhaps handmade? Perhaps, something colorful?
It may not catch on with the general population but hey, who cares - just thinking about it makes me feel happier already.
And to make you feel a little happier, how about this:
Use coupon code COLORFULFRIDAY in my Etsy shop from now through Monday and get 10% off your purchase!
There's an awful lot of colorful stuff there.
And black stuff too.
Whatever you like.
Come on over and take a peek, you might just find the perfect thing.
And I can guarantee that you won't get trampled, shoved, or catch grouchy dirty looks from strangers while you're shopping.
And don't forget to enjoy yourself this holiday season!
Thanks for visiting!