So who among you went out before the sun came up to snag some great deals on hot items? Well I sure didn't! You couldn't get me up that early if you paid me! I'm not a morning person AT ALL. :) I'm sure my mom did though, and I'm pretty sure some of my friends did as well. And, as I usually do this time of year, I would just like to add this public service message about holiday shopping: BE NICE TO THE SERVICE INDUSTRY PEOPLE.
That includes store employees, wait staff at restaurants, gas station attendants, etc. Basically if the person is being paid to help you, you need to be nice to them. You need to remember that while you chose to get up and drive to the mall at 6am, they have been there since 5am and would rather be in bed. But since they have bills to pay, here they are working in retail (or the food service industry) at the worst time of year to work in retail (or the food service industry). And as someone who worked at the mall for 10 years (4 of those in a Christmas store) and in the food service industry for 4 years, I can say that peace on earth and goodwill toward men is one of the nicest things you can give your cashier or store employee this time of year. That and patience; you will only be in line for another 10 minutes tops, your cashier has another 5 hours till their shift ends. So be nice and have a happy shopping...I mean holiday season! :)
No back to our regularly scheduled post! Which just happens to involve shopping as well! I figured since today is the second biggest shopping day of the year (in real life, not online) that I would use this opportunity to "pimp" my friends and family's Etsy stores. :) So here we go, a Selections collage of my friends and family (and me!).
Happy shopping everyone!
P.S. For more information on my many family members' Etsy pages, please check out my Etsy profile here => Autumn2May's Profile