It seems that retailers can't let people celebrate one holiday at a time. In every store, the holidays seem to overlap, creating a never-ending holiday blitz.
Maybe you can blame it on Hallmark and other card companies, who seem to create new holidays every year, as though there aren't enough already.
Maybe there are just too many holidays. The Time and date website lists over 150 holidays celebrated in the United States each year.
Before Halloween ever arrived this year, there was Christmas merchandise out in the stores. As usual, Thanksgiving mostly got left out in the stores.
As Christmas was winding down, Valentine's Day jumped right in to take over. Some stores had both holidays featured at the same time, even though they are six weeks apart.
It's no wonder kids always want something when they go to the store. The variety of items on display will keep them wanting more and more.
In Kroger, there was a big display earlier this month featuring a giant Easter bunny in the middle of a Valentine's Day display with two baskets of marked-down Christmas items. Enough, already.
Call me old-fashioned, but I like my holidays one at a time. I know I'm not the only person who feels this way.
If consumers refused to buy items for holidays a month or more away, maybe retailers would get the message.
That's not likely to happen though. Sometimes you can't even find items for the current holiday because early shoppers have bought everything already.
Maybe we could get the retailers to agree to selling items for just two holidays at a time. That's more reasonable than what happens now.
If not, I guess we'll just have to get used to wishing people a Happy Thanks-Christmas or a joyful Valentine's Easter Day.