Remember veterans at Christmas
| Posted: Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 06:00 am
To those who wonder why we have a Remembrance Day theme in our display window, there is a logical reason.
This rush toward Christmas is unseemly, garish and will sooner or later lead to an overload of "shopping information."
Stacks of flyers and super-duper sales can destroy that magical joy of shopping for a loved one. Sentiment is a driver of commerce. Small business knows these things and should be heeded. We have wisdom honed through the years and a passion for our products.
Veterans and current military members are currently squeezed between Halloween and Christmas. We have no problem granting them the month of November. In fact, a wise retailer would blend a love of country and home into a subtle November lead into Christmas. Stomping toward gift-giving isn't fun.
Sentiment is an actual component of life and of commerce at its best.
Irene Cornwell, Morinville