I am over Halloween. If you know me, you know I adore Halloween. What is more fun than playing dress up, walking around with friends, visiting neighbors, AND being given candy to do so? It’s the pinnacle of childhood innocence and fun, and I am over it. The Bean wants to go trick or treating this year. Don’t get me wrong; I love that she is still into it. However, a huge part of me wishes it would rain, so I have an out. I’m pretty sure that makes me a terrible mother, sigh.
It feels like we have been doing Halloween forever. Like, I’m pretty sure the Halloween hullabaloo began in August. We’ve been Halloweening for months, and it’s just too much for even a diehard Halloween fan like myself. The worst part is, in my mind, I’ve moved on to Christmas. It’s October, and I’m already thinking of Christmas. I’m pretty sure that by the time Christmas rolls around, I will be sick of it too. It’s too long, too much, and too consumer-y.
Poor old Thanksgiving gets lost in the hubbub between Halloween and Christmas. Remember the days when Christmas didn’t happen until after Thanksgiving? Holiday decorations did not go up until after “Turkey day.” Christmas music wasn’t played until after Thanksgiving, either. Oh, and The Hallmark Christmas Movie Marathon did not begin until Thanksgiving weekend. I’m sick of Hallmark Christmas movies, and it’s not even Halloween. Sigh.
Such is the world in which we live. I can’t complain too loudly. I’m just as guilty as the next guy for holiday overload. We have already begun to roll out our Christmas soaps. In the past, I have been steadfast that holiday soaps would not be released until November. Not anymore, dear reader. Part of our holiday line is already available online and was released for our event at the farm last weekend. Not only was it released, but it is also selling. People are thinking about their Christmas lists and checking off items.
Our complete line of holiday soaps and moisturizers will be available next weekend at The Ligonier Country Market Holiday Market. The Holiday Market will mark our last in-person show for the year. Minus a pop-up here or there. December 3rd, we will be at Lone Oak Farms for their little pop-up market. Fingers crossed, the weather holds out for our Ligonier market. It will be at The Watershed Park, where the regular market is held. Like it or not, we will be thinking about holidays and selling Christmas products.
On this beautiful October day, with only two months until Christmas, stay safe and be smart; one can have too much of a good thing, and keep washing your hands.