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But it's still January!!!!!

post #1 of 29
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Ack! All the stores by me are already filled with Valentine's Day merchandise! I haven't even taken down my Christmas tree yet! Can't we just have one holiday at a time? This is ridiculous!
post #2 of 29
Really?! Their getting earlier as each new year comes!. No doubt they'll be following over here as well
post #3 of 29
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Actually, on January 3rd I saw them stocking the "seasonal" shelves at one of the chain drugstores with V-day stuff, and at this point all the stores are in on it. Frankly, I wouldn't WANT anyone giving me candy on Valentine's Day that they bought this early--it'd be way stale!
post #4 of 29
I love to see valentines day stuff out in stores, I don't know why.. Well my bday is 2 days before it so maybe i just have positive connotations formed from a young age or something hehe.. But I wish they would have v day stuff out all year because it makes me so happy
post #5 of 29
Really?!! I can't belive how quickly they get things onto the shelves!! I remember last year, they had Hallowe'en things out in August!! Plus Christmas things at the end of October????!!! It just seems so silly!!

I will let you all know if they have got the Valentine's stuff at Asda Walmart when I get back!! No doubt they will have!!

I know it's better to spread the cost, but this far ahead!! I agree that candy would be a bit gross after so much time!!
post #6 of 29
On New Year's Eve my boyfriend and I were out buying champagne and they already had Valentine's stuff out!

But I love Valentine's Day... everything is pink (or red)... there are so many cute mugs and towels and stuff that I NEED... great tasting candy and chocolates... wow I'm kind of a nerd!
post #7 of 29
I saw Valentine's Day stuff on New Years Day...it blew me away.
post #8 of 29
I noticed the Valentine stuff in the stores here 2 days after Christmas!
post #9 of 29
I noticed the Valentine's displays last night at the store, too! Wow, and I'm not over Christmas yet! Next week, they'll probably be putting out the items for Easter and the 4rth of July!
post #10 of 29
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Originally Posted by dawnofsierra
Wow, and I'm not over Christmas yet!

Exactly Stephanie! Hey, I'm no Valentine's Scrooge (you know what I mean), but sheesh, let me enjoy one holiday at a time!
post #11 of 29
I noticed at walmart last night the entire valentine isle, It does seem quick but I am not too bothered. It makes me happy,, I love V-day,,, although I do not know why seeing as my boyfriend is possibly the most unromantic guy!!! ... Could be cause my bday is the week before and I just love the month anyways!!!
post #12 of 29
I'd better hurry up and finish my birthday/Christmas candy, to make room for the Valentine's goodies!
post #13 of 29
Oh my, my city must be left way back in time
Our stores still have their Christmas stuff on sale, no sign of Valentines just yet
I don't know but, what a way to rub it in to those that DON'T want Valentines to come... and to make people spend spend spend~
post #14 of 29
The Walmart here had Valentines stuff going up on one side of the aisle and the Christmas Candy 50% on the other. This was not to long after christmas but I noticed all the Christmas stuff is about gone now.
post #15 of 29
Is anyone in retail? Why do they speed seasons and holidays up? They are already selling summer clothes in Wal-Mart too!
post #16 of 29
Actually I saw valentines stuff out before Christmas....
post #17 of 29
Well christmas products are 50% here too but no sign of valentines stuff... YET!
post #18 of 29
like Sam said - we still have christmas stuff on sale and i dont believe I have seen any valentines day things out yet...

I personally dont like valentines day and we dont celebrate it (although I did when I was younger) To me its too commercial and just another excuse for us to spend more money. I believe its much better to give my DH something when he does not expect it
post #19 of 29
... I agree Danielle.... I am gonna suprise D/B.
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by mamacat
Ack! All the stores by me are already filled with Valentine's Day merchandise! I haven't even taken down my Christmas tree yet! Can't we just have one holiday at a time? This is ridiculous!
Ok Stefanie I agree with you - but Valentine's stuff I could handle coz I want to get Rune something nice before I go out to see him on the 11th Feb - but when our supermarket opened again after the Christmas and New year, the shelves were stacked with Easter Eggs!!! See, unless I'm missing a couple of months somewhere, Easter isn't until what March? April? Now THAT is crazy!
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by huggles
I personally dont like valentines day and we dont celebrate it (although I did when I was younger) To me its too commercial and just another excuse for us to spend more money. I believe its much better to give my DH something when he does not expect it
Gasp, you don't?! Well, quite frankly, it's not the day I like, it's just the "season"... everything is pink and everyone is lovey dovey (or at least pretending to be)... maybe it's just me though!
post #22 of 29
i havent seen any vday stuff here yet!
post #23 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by LilleKat
Ok Stefanie I agree with you - but Valentine's stuff I could handle coz I want to get Rune something nice before I go out to see him on the 11th Feb - but when our supermarket opened again after the Christmas and New year, the shelves were stacked with Easter Eggs!!! See, unless I'm missing a couple of months somewhere, Easter isn't until what March? April? Now THAT is crazy!
yea april.. i actually saw some easter eggs at xmas time.. which didnt make sense
post #24 of 29
I don't think it's unusually early. I mean they have Christmas decorations out before Thanksgiving, don't they? Personally, I don't understnad the big deal with Valentines Day. I don't like all of that pink and pastel that goes along with Valentines Day.
post #25 of 29
I agree with the majority, stores put holiday relevant stuff out WAY to early. It does seem to get worse every year. I actually saw Christmas stuff even before Halloween
post #26 of 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by huggles
I personally dont like valentines day and we dont celebrate it (although I did when I was younger) To me its too commercial and just another excuse for us to spend more money. I believe its much better to give my DH something when he does not expect it
We do cards, but that's all -- well, apart from the fact that I do a nice dinner -- but we do not exchange gifts. A special day to be deliberate about saying "I love you" is fine, but it doesn't need to be a major spending occasion.

I haven't actually been in the stores since Christmas, so I don't know whether they're into Valentine's Day yet, but it wouldn't surprise me one bit!
post #27 of 29
Hate to tell you this guys, but Mom works at Lerner New York, a womans clothing store, and she says they have thier summer clothes in!!! you'll be seeing those anyminute!!
post #28 of 29
Yeah, I was Target this week and they already have the swimming suits set out. Mind you at the time, there was still ice out on the roads from the ice storm we just had.
post #29 of 29
You know what's funny... My father said to me about 2 days after Christmas... "I need to get a christmas "thank you" card for my boss.." And, I just looked at him and said "It's 2 days after Christmas.. They're already stocked for Valentine's Day... I didnt even have to go to the store to know that.... After working in a supermarket for a year, I realized that they pull down everything the day after a holiday, mark it for clearance and they have the next holiday stuff ready to go... it's sad but it's all about money... That's why I feel like holidays like Christmas, Valentines Day, Easter... they've all lost their meaning due to commercialism...
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