She Places A Green Napkin On The Table. After A Few Folds, She Creates This
As the Christmas season grows - it's now beginning the day after Halloween and finally sputtering out sometime after New Year's Eve-- the great Christmas marketing madness is in full force. We've made it past Black Friday, past Cyber Monday, and now we've got just a few short weeks before the big event. This year, the National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will be spending up to $600 billion on Christmas decorations. If this seems far-fetched, consider that we spend up to $350 million just on Halloween costumes for our pets. This is in contrast to the $730 spent per person on gifts for Christmas, Hanukkah or Kwanza last year, a number expected to increase 3.8% (or $602 billion) this year.