It’s That Time of Year Again

It’s That Time of Year Again

The following contribution is from another author.

Retailers seem to get the jump on the holidays earlier and earlier every year. While some of us resist the pressure to prepare early for our favorite festivities, others have decided to hop on the bandwagon and make sure they’re ready to celebrate.

Deck the Halls

Everyone from the Hallmark Channel to QVC seems to encourage us to celebrate Christmas in July. One of the best ways to do that is to check out Balsam Hill tree reviews to see what kind of Christmas tree you’d like to order before the holiday rush actually comes.

If you think that’s too early to order your tree, you’re failing to understand that ordering off-season is the smartest way to go. You’re more likely to get what you want instead of getting stuck with leftovers. You also have the opportunity to put your tree together before the holiday to see if you’re missing anything or if everything works. Checking out Balsam Hill reviews to see what features the new ‘crop’ of artificial trees offer before the Christmas rush helps you be prepared.

Frighteningly Fun

The second biggest holiday season we seem to celebrate these days is Halloween. It’s not just about candy and costumes anymore, either. People decorate their homes as much for this holiday as they do for Christmas and those decorations start popping up in stores as soon as those retailers put away their “Christmas in July” offerings.

With haunted houses and hayrides, movie marathons and costume parties now all month long, Halloween has extended opportunities for both fun and fright well beyond its original one-night boundary. Younger children can get in on the festivities with pumpkin picking, corn mazes and, of course, Halloween night itself.

Thanksgiving is sandwiched in the middle of these mega-holidays but doesn’t seem to inspire the same shopping and decorating frenzy. Perhaps it’s just because we need that pause to be thankful amid the chaos.


Eric is the creator of At Home in the Future and has been a passionate fan of the future since he was seven. He's a web developer by trade, and serves as the Director of Communication and Technology for a large church in Nashville, TN (where he and his family are building a high tech home in the woods).

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