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10 Signs that Christmas is Almost Here!

November 23rd, 2020

The Thanksgiving meal is finished, Halloween is long gone, there is a slight chill in the air … the holiday season is upon us! Here are 10 signs that Christmas is almost here

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1. Being overwhelmed by Christmas decor everywhere you go

You can’t walk into a supermarket, boutique, Target, or even the neighborhood doctor’s office without being flooded by ornaments in red and green, Christmas trees and Santas … well … everywhere! There’s candy, chocolates, toys, decorations, oh my!

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2. Pumpkin Spice Season is winding down

Bring on the Starbucks’ red cups with Peppermint Mocha and Eggnog Lattes! Not to mention the other holiday-themed baked goods …

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3. The Christmas movies on Netflix

From the next installment in the Christmas Prince series to loads of other new titles coming this month … we’re more than happy to curl up on the couch with a blanket (see #8) and hot chocolate and binge-watch the cold away!

4. It gets dark at 5 pm

Those long, summer days are a faint memory. The days are getting shorter which means winter is truly upon us (all the more reason to tackle those holiday movies!)

5. The holiday sales!

First, there were the Black-Friday sales, and before that the pre-Black-Friday sales. Time to check all the gifts* off your list at reduced prices! And don’t forget about the commercials – I know I’m definitely dropping a tear or two on a Christmas ad before the holiday season is over …

6. You start browsing for your ugly holiday sweater

Sure Claire from Marketing won the contest last year with her matching reindeer slippers … but you’re prepared this year and have been researching since mid-November! Don’t forget to set your Zoom background to a Christmas scene for extra bonus points if you’re still working from home!

7. The Holiday TV Specials

From the SNL Christmas special to the classic Charlie Brown cartoon, to The Great Christmas Light Fight, to the iHeartRadio Jingle Ball … there’s a holiday special for everyone! How are you supposed to shop for presents when the TV is loaded with goodies? (and don’t even get me started on the ABC Family 25 Days of Christmas!)

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8. Cozy! Everything!

We’re talking sweaters, scarves, slippers, fuzzy socks, and blankets. All. Winter. Long.

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9. The Tree at Rockefeller Center

I don’t know about you, but we track the arrival of the giant tree almost as closely as we track Santa on Christmas Eve. Kidding! (kinda). But the tree-lighting ceremony and concerts are the best way to spend an evening to ring in the holiday spirit! And no making fun of the tree this year, this article sums it up perfectly!

10. Santa makes his appearance at the end of the Thanksgiving Day parade

Once the big man in red says those magic words, let the holiday season begin!

And there you have it – 10 signs that Christmas is here! Are you excited for the holiday season? Feeling overwhelmed by gift-buying or Christmas card purchasing this year (a little more than others)? We hear you and we’re here for you! With same-day pickup for our great photo products and 1-hour pickup for Christmas cards, Picta makes it faster than a one-horse open sleigh!

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