It’s the end of September, and we all know what that means. We’ve come to that point in the year that we all dread. NO, not back-to-school. Everyone is HAPPY about back-to-school. The little kids are no longer underfoot all day, and the big kids are no longer sitting around eating all your food. No – we’re talking about an activity that strikes fear into all our hearts. It’s – TIME TO LOOK FOR THE HOLIDAY DECORATIONS! Yes – all those holidays. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Year’s. Plus plain old Fall and Winter.
I’m convinced that someone could develop an entire reality TV show competition about searching for the decorations. Are they in the garage? In the rafters of the garage? In the attic? In that bedroom where you’re keeping all the boxes you never unpacked when you moved in five years ago? You can remember writing down the place where you put them on a piece of paper, but now you can’t find the piece of paper. You can remember putting a note in your phone, but you just got a new phone and the “notes” section didn’t transfer over. About the only thing you can be sure of, because very, very few of us have basements, is that they’re not in the basement.
Many of us, after looking for a couple of days, simply give up and decide to buy NEW decorations, year after year. It’s not a defeat! It’s an opportunity! Over the next three months, the ALI thrift shop will have an ABSOLUTELY AMAZING SELECTION OF HOLIDAY DECORATIONS! You can find anything you want, for any holiday you want, at a fantastically low price. And the money you spend with us goes right back to our community.
If you find your decorations, more power to you! But if you don’t, you know where to go for new ones!