Now don't panic, I know Christmas is still a few months away but I wanted to share some observations so that we all have time to really consider what it is about the holidays that we enjoy most OR what do we want to change so that we can enjoy it even more.
Every year I see posts on facebook complaining of how much stress people experience around Christmas and they hate Christmas shopping or that Christmas is too commercial and it should be God & family.
For me, I love seeing the holiday (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, etc) decorations in the stores and everywhere else. If you wish me Happy Hanukkah, I'll smile and say "Thank You" even though it's not a holiday that I celebrate. I have no patience for people who choose to be offended by "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Kwanzaa" because they don't embrace those particular celebrations or festivals. I'm also annoyed at stores that cave to the pressure of being politically correct (?) by not posting signs that say Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, etc.
I would really enjoy seeing signs that celebrate our diversity during December. Speaking from a business perspective, why wouldn't you want to make your holiday displays feel inclusive? Anyone who doesn't celebrate any holiday would probably be avoiding the stores in December anyway and most certainly wouldn't be perusing the aisles that contain decorations.