Saturday, November 23, 2013

Say NO to Shopping on Thanksgiving

Everyone deserves a holiday.

Shopping on Thanksgiving Day only supports stores who do not honor this very special holiday.

Think of all the kids whose Mom or Dad won't be at the Thanksgiving table because their employer   scheduled them to work.

Join the pledge - Say NO to shopping on Thanksgiving

*If you're a blogger and agree, hope you'll consider posting about it too.


kim at northerncalstyle. said...

Thanks for posting this. It's so important to be home together and honor this holiday! We hold hardly any actual holidays anymore and it's all just another opportunity to shop…As someone smartly said,"How can you be thankful for what you have when you are out scrambling for more?"

Love your blog! I will share on mine too.


Karena Albert said...

Hi Michele,
I have very strong feelings about the injustice of this to families at the holidays. Thank you for the post to spread the word.
The Arts by Karena

Hartwood Roses said...

As long as working Thanksgiving is voluntary, and the workers get extra $$ for holiday pay, I'm really okay with it. I love Thanksgiving (it's my favorite holiday!), but there are folks who don't or won't celebrate it. If I remember correctly, KMart has been open on Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember ... and I don't remember anyone making a fuss about it till other retailers followed suit this year.

This said ... will I be shopping on Thanksgiving? Nope, and not on Friday either. This year's Christmas budget will be spent mostly in local establishments, where my bucks can have the most bang for local families.

Katherine said...

Every year the doors open, the people pour into the stores .... and the reports indicate that the numbers were not what the dealer hoped for. So why?!
I believe that for many, not all -but many, they feel pressured to work on the holidays for fear of loosing their job.

Shopping has become a form of entertainment for so many people. It's sad.

I agree - put tighter guidelines in to curb the opportunity to be open. People will still come and shop, the spending will not be as spread out but more concentrated.

Ashley said...

Amen, I totally agree, Michele! The only reason stores are open (and open earlier and earlier, creeping into the Thanksgiving meal, each year) is because shoppers will come. Consumers can choose to prioritize family over shopping and, eventually, this terrible trend will end once and for all.

Megan said...

I just ask that you look at the other side of the situation as well. What if the other person doesnt have family to visit (or even care to visit them)...shouldnt they have the opportunity to make some money? When I first met my now husband, he told me he realy enjoyed working on thanksgiving but otherwise he would have sat at his apt by himself all day.

Windlost said...

A noble pledge and I agree. Sadly Friday everyone will be back at it. I think we all need to take a break from shopping. With the shopping for the wedding and Christmas, I am starting to feel like a glutton and have told David I don't want a single thing for Christmas (except the decor books I already ordered, haha). Instead we are going to volunteer somewhere Christmas week. xo Terri

Anonymous said...

Totally agree with your take on this!!! We have started yet another group on Facebook (Thanksgiving The Real Deal) to help promote non shopping on Thursday! Check it out. A lot of bloggers are coming together to promote this and blog posts are being posted there also so spread the word!! Thanks!

helen tilston said...

Hello Michele

I am totally on board. We might also consider boycottting the stores that open on Thanksgiving for good.
I have posted on my facebook page.

Helen x

therelishedroost said...

I know it makes me a bit sad that we have forgotten what Thanksgiving is all about, being with and thankful for friends and family! I feel bad is they have no choice, and have to work.
THanks! Karolyn

Kimberly Lemmon said...

I think we all need to take a stand on this. I have no intention of going anywhere near a store on Thanksgiving day. I choose family and holiday over retail!!

Pat said...

Support Small Business Shop Local Saturday Nov. 30

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Amen sister!


I shop so much that I am happy to take a break! Nothing I need that badly for sure:)


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