The first Christmas tradition that I enjoy is Black Friday shopping! For people who know me, that may come as a surprise, since I'm not big on shopping in general (unless it has to do with books or cheese). But Black Friday is a little different!
Emmy-Lou looking quite lovely in the wee hours of the day
For those who don't already know, Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving where most people commence their Christmas shopping. The name originated in the late eighteen hundreds during a stock market crash and in the 1960's was used to refer to the day-after-Thanksgiving shopping. It was primarily used on the East coast by the police who bemoaned the horrid and crowded traffic caused by the shoppers.
The first stop of the day: Kohls. Em and Shay are eager to begin!
Each year, millions of Americans wake up as early as 2 am, hop in their cars in the dark and enter into the morning madness. My friend Ruthie goes every year with her Aunt and they get up that early- she is a dedicated shopper and is always finding great deals!
This year, I went with my sister and a few friends. It's not so much the shopping that I enjoy or even the sales (although they are great), but it's the festivity, the friends you get to spend time with and the gifts that you are able to get for loved ones.
Banana enjoying a pretty pink chair after being on her feet all day!