Monday, December 03, 2007


Now before you think this is our annual Christmas letter, it’s not. I’m actually writing to ask if you've noticed anything different when you’ve gone shopping at some of the national retailers. Well I have. They are using MERRY CHRISTMAS instead of Happy Holidays this year.

About a week ago when R. & I walked into Sears, I saw their holiday greeting. In big, bold letters the sign read “Merry Christmas.” I almost shouted out a thank you, but figured the other shoppers might think I’m a crazy person (no comment from those who know me-HA!). Then a few days later I noticed J.C. Penney’s was using Merry Christmas too. WOW!! But the biggest surprise of all came when I received Target’s catalog in the mail. I popped open the ornament on the front cover and read MERRY CHRISTMAS.

People, what is going on???? Have the national retailers finally heard our cries? I don’t know and really don't care, but I do appreciate whatever they are doing. And I plan on telling each and every one of them how much I do. Hey, I've got an idea. Why don't we all thank them, and while we're at it, let's wish them a Merry Christmas, too.



Marian Merritt said...


I'm so glad you pointed this out. It's amazing what prayer can do. If it can change the minds of these HUGE retailers it can certainly move mountains. Then again, as evidenced by all the "religious items" in their stores these days, they're following the largest market share.

But regardless of their reasons, Christ will be sovereign. Amen.

Janice Thompson said...

Merry Christmas to all - and to all a good night!

Anonymous said...

Yo, my friend. I pray all is well in your world.

Many blessings,

Annette O'Hare said...

I would like to wish everyone a happy Hanukkah, Kwanza, Festivus, etc, etc, etc. I'm not one to offend!

PondererGirl said...

So lovely to meet the "family" tonight. Hope a donut fix is in the making soon. :)