Today is now only 12 days till Christmas and Christmas merchandise has been in stores since as early as September. Does anyone agree that September seems to early for Christmas, especially since it's a month before Halloween? I'm just dreading in a few weeks when stores start putting up Valentines stuff. Really, that's two months away (from tomorrow). Why must this all be so soon? And I have yet to find out when Easter is next year, even though I've already gotten a calendar for 2012, a leap year and presidential election year. That's another merchandise-driven holiday.
But let's get back to Christmas. It's only 12 days away and I plan to blog each day as a sort of mini-countdown to Christmas. I've been slacking on blogging since this month began by posting Christmas quiz results. I'm going to try to find Christmas stuff to wrote about as Christmas approaches.
So for Day One, I present this photo I actually shot the night after Thanksgiving at the Save Mart store. Similar to the Halloween displays seen in this entry from October, here is a similar display for Christmas made of empty Coca-Cola 12-pack cases. Diet Coke packs for the snowman, a Fanta Orange pack for the carrot nose, and Coca-Coal packs for the red scarf. Very clever. I went to the store across from my house (where the pumpkin display in October was) to see if they had a Christmas display like this, but they did not. A Christmas tree made form empty cases is the window at Safeway, though I have not had a chance to take a picture of that one. It's in the window at Safeway right in front of the checkstands, making it difficult to photograph, anyway. This one at Save Mart was in front of the frozen-food aisle, making it easier to shoot a picture of it. I rarely go to Nob Hill, so I have yet to see if they have any such displays.
I loved this display and think it's a great idea, though it must take a lot of empty cases to put it together. I'd say it really decorates the store.