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Remember veterans at Christmas


  |  Posted: Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 06:00 am

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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


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