Go on, go Christmas shopping. If you must.

Okay.

It is November 2.

You can go Christmas shopping now.

I will not be doing any purchasing myownself. I will be honoring my commitment to Thanksgiving, but I’ve just about given up on trying to save November for everyone else.

And sadly, I have to admit that even I was tempted to break my own vow when the Garnet Hill catalogue arrived in the mail today. Oh, those cute snowman-patterned flannel sheets….

Also, the Junior League of Nashville’s annual Christmas marketplace, dubbed ‘Tis the Season, is coming up in a few weeks at the Factory in Franklin, and that always seriously strains my vow. Sometimes I have to do some serious rationalizing during that little event. “Hmmm,” I’ll say, as I lovingly caress a beautiful necklace. “I can get this for my mom’s birthday in February! I’ll just…put it away for a few months….and hope I remember where I put it.” But at least that doesn’t happen until right before Thanksgiving, so it’s not quite as egregious as all the pre-Halloween Christmas festivity.

It’s hard to be principled.

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About jenniferlarsonwrites

I'm a freelance writer and editor based in Nashville, Tennessee. I have a master's degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a bachelor's degree in English from Rhodes College. I'm a born-and-bred Southerner who spent a few years in Southern California, a rabid baseball fan and a would-be grower of tomatoes. You can also visit me at LinkedIn or on Twitter at @JenniferLarson.
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