Monday, January 2, 2012
So long, Christmas... Hello Valentine's Day
Happy New Year, readers! I wish all of you a happy, healthy, and fabulous 2012!! So as you can imagine, in the retail business, it's always about the "next big thing". And with Christmas long gone, and already into day two of the new year, Target has gone full-force into the next big holiday: Valentine's Day. A couple of you wrote me about seeing Valentine's merchandise right after Christmas, and it was also documented on Patch.com. And I witnessed it myself on the morning of NYE when I made one last Target-run for the year; I had wanted to buy a New Year's card for my hubby, but all the NY cards were already gone and replaced with Valentine's cards. I also saw several Valentine's endcaps with decorations, stationery, and the like.
Now I've written about Target's practice of "rushing the holidays" before, and I'm not a fan. How about you, dear readers? Are you reading to move on, or is it too soon for Cupid?