Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Yes, I'm Writing About Christmas

No, I don't think I've gone totally around the bend. Though with the heat, the state of the world, a quirky dental problem and watching endless rounds of volleyball at the Olympics -- I had to turn off the television -- it is entirely possible. Yesterday was my errand day. I went to the dentist -- my ligament issue seems to be healing -- the drugstore and to the bank. At the bank I made a small deposit to an account I call my Christmas Club. While I was at the window I asked the teller when were Christmas Clubs discontinued? I figured it was ten or fifteen years ago. He replied, "Last year." This got me to thinking...Does anyone still have an official Christmas Club?

I thought this would be a good question for a post, but couldn't imagine where I would get pictures for the post. Fate was with me. After the dentist I was walking down Seventh Avenue and came to Christmas Cottage, an all year-round Christmas store.

I first noticed the cute summer decorations in the window and then my eye went to the beautiful Christmas tree. 

The tree was decorated in New York themed items and any of them would make fun memories of a trip to New York. I also liked the reflection of life in New York City in the window, especially the taxi and the American flag.  

I'm back from Wellness Weekend and I've readjusted to my life in New York City. Besides my errands, I've been to yoga, grocery shopped, done a little decluttering and started organizing my fall clothes -- though fall seems far away. I'm about to order magnets -- get ten free -- on Shutterfly for gifts. Now I've got Christmas and Chanukah on my mind.  
 
As ever, thanks for visiting and keep cool!

10 comments:

Deanna Rabe said...

Fall will be here before we know it and Christmas, right on it's heels!

I am trying to find some gifts now, that I can save until Christmas, to spread the spending out a bit. We don't do a savings plan for it because we don't do lavish things for gifts, but I like the idea of spreading the spending out.

From the Kitchen said...

I suppose that's one way to keep cool--thinking about Christmas. I vaguely remember Christmas Clubs. Our next door neighbor had one for awhile. I've never seen one advertised at my bank though.

Best,
Bonnie

Simply Linda said...

{{{Big Smiles}}} I can't event think of Christmas right now...too blasted hot. lol

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Fall has been on my mind...knowing it will take awhile to do the big switch over. It's so terribly hot though I think I'll be waiting a few more weeks. No cool down coming our way for awhile yet. I love Christmas stores and have seen some trees that people keep up all year round and decorate them for the season.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

When I was young, I had Christmas club accounts. It was a good lesson in saving. I think our goals were about $25 which, at that time, was a lot of money for a kid. Today, I buy small gifts for the holidays all year and store them away in my basement. My biggest problem is figuring out who gets what.

Pondside said...

I hadn't heard of a Christmas Club for years. These days I pick up things throughout the year if they remind me of someone. The only shopping I do in December is for my closest family.

Mevely317 said...

I love the concept of Christmas in July!

I've another blog/FB friend who's Bucket-List-Come-True finds her in NYC as we speak. They walked Central Park yesterday and Debbie commented the heat and humidity nearly did her in!

Bj Pup said...

And I'm sure in mid-winter, we'll be wishing for warm weather.

Paula Kaye said...

I was in Hobby Lobby the other day and they have a Christmas tree decorated with fall flowers, leaves, and pumpkins. I told the kids I was just going to leave our tree up and decorate it for all the holidays. They looked at me like "I had gone around the bend"

Susie said...

Buttercup, Maybe thinking of Christmas will make you feel cooler. It's been super hot here. I might think of fall weather...a little , but I do not want to think of you know what...old man winter. LOL. Glad you are back into the swing. Blessings, xoxo, Susie