How early is too early?

How early is too early?

January Easter and Spring Promotions?
January Easter and Spring Promotions?

It’s likely that most of you had to venture outdoors at some point today, and you know that it was an exceptionally chilly January day complete with blustery winds. My daughter and I had a little extra time before her class so we browsed a local store. I almost laughed out loud when I saw this adorable little pastel colored, spring-like, flowery sign declaring “Happy Spring”. I’ll be the first to admit that winter is not exactly my favorite season but even I don’t begin to look ahead to spring until the very end of February or early March. To see all those adorable decorative bunnies and carrots seemed surreal on January 19th with weather reports of wind chills and an impending snowstorm. Is anyone with me on this? I’ve worked in retail and a retail related field for about 30 years so I am fully aware of the need to grab folks early with seasonal merchandise but the trend seems to be for each season to be pushed upon us earlier and earlier.
Does anyone agree? Would you begin to ponder your Easter and Spring decor now? Would you avoid this store until the cute bunnies and carrots don’t seem oddly out of place and time?

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