We’re only a few days into August, but I’ve already got Halloween on my mind. When I told my colleagues I’d begun buying (not displaying) Halloween decor, I was told, “You’re the reason stores can’t let us live in the present.”
I’m not the reason retailers sell Halloween decor as early as July. The competitive marketplace is why. But I can’t say I’m unhappy about it. I love that Home Depot sells a 12-foot skeleton in the middle of the summer. I’m not going to put up all of my Halloween decorations in the summer. I can at least wait until Sep. 1 before displaying decor, though if I spent $300 on that skeleton, I’d probably leave it up year round and become a terror for my neighbors.