This is just a fun selection of photos of Halloween and Fall items that are for sale here in our part of the woods. The stores here in our city started putting out Fall décor during the summer. I believe this was late August. I’m not sure how it is now though with all the shortages out there. I haven’t been back to some of these stores in awhile.
I’m always asking myself…do we really need some of these items? Just saying. No judgment from me. I too will pick up something that makes me smile that has no value other then in that moment, as I held it in my hands…it was cute. I’m such a sucker for anything I believe is adorable.
I believe this pandemic has opened a lot of our eyes out there. This holiday season, some may be complaining and getting very upset with these shortages, while others will finally see the beauty in what the holidays are truly about. What Christmas really means.
Instead of waiting in long lines to purchase something that someone else a few people down that same line want, more and more people will instead spend time together, having meals with one another, and uniting. Hand made decorations will be a trend more this season and the simple things will finally be appreciated. At least this is something I hope and pray for. That more of us out there choose our love ones over material objects.
Funny how plans change, how something meant to maybe do something else, does a beautiful opposite thing instead…for good of course. The screens will lie, telling us all that these shortages are stealing Christmas and ruining it for everyone…but many of us out there already know the truths to that and that is, that this Christmas many will turn to loving each other instead, not things.
This Christmas will be a Christmas from the past. We will look to the ones we love to realize just how blessed we all are, and how important it is to just have someone by our side who brings us joy instead of buying so many plastic items that only bring tiny moments of feeling joy. Things are just things, but people…well now, that’s a whole other ball game. Think you get the point.
Happy shopping adventures everyone. Hope you enjoy these photos. Remember stay safe out there and if you know someone who is alone during the holidays, give them a hello and a baked item this season. There will never be a shortage of kindness, remember that, and best of all, it’s always free.
That’s it, did you see anything new that isn’t in your area? Seems different states get different items. I bought several small pumpkins (Main photo). Two medium sized Styrofoam pumpkins. Three little white houses, a little wooden fox, a Fall mug for hot cocoa, and some faux leaves. Oh, and some pumpkin spice for home baked cookies later.