Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Holidays, Black Friday, and new designs.

In talking with some other people lately, I learned that the phrase "Happy Holidays" is taboo.
Many Christians get upset about it. Many are offended if someone says it to them.

And imagine how silly I felt, because I'm a "Happy Holidays" kind of gal!
I always say it in person and on my Christmas cards.

I am a Christian and have never hidden it. I'm not trying to "take Christ out of Christmas."
I've just always felt like it includes all the end of the year holidays!
It covers Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's.
In my head, I'm just wishing you a happy season, not taking Christ out of Christmas.
So if someone says "Happy Holidays" to you, take it with a grain of salt.
They may genuinely be wishing you a happy season, Christmas and all.

Speaking of... Black Friday is a holiday right?
It is around here. We love it. The Man gets up and goes out with the crazies at 4:00 or so in the morning.

I sleep in and go about 8:00 with a strong coffee in hand.
I usually don't even have anything specific in mind to buy. I just love the madness of it all! I love watching the people, and the hustle and bustle.

But if you're one to stay home and shop online, we have a little deal for you at The Rusted Chain. Because we love you. (especially you. Yeah, you. In the blue shirt. You're our favorite...)

***Enter TURKEY25 and get 25% off your entire order! That's huge. It's like a buy 3, get one free.

But wait! There's more! Oh yes, this is my cheesy infomercial voice!!

If you mention "freebie" in your paypal notes (right under the shipping address), we'll include a free stamped pendant with your order.
These are pre-made and can't be custom, but will be a universally appealing word like "hope" or "faith". (It must be mentioned in your notes. We can't add it later if you email us. Sorry.)

These expire Monday night.***

We have a couple new items as well.
Dancing Pearl earrings

Words To Live By necklace

Now Ho Ho Ho, Happy Thanksgiving, Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays to you!!!


dawn blackstead said...

I just had to chuckle because I have on a blue shirt.
Love your stuff:)
Happy HOlidays

Chigger Hill Cottage said...

Would you believe I have on a blue shirt as well? LOL! And "Happy Holidays" to you too Beki!

Artsnark said...

fantastic deal! Happy Holidays ;D

The Clines said...

I'm wearing a blue shirt too! And I say Happy Holidays also, so Happy Holidays to you!!

RoseMillsOhio said...

What a generous offer! I will be back for it!

(gotta go change shirts...)

Nicole @Team Pipkin said...

AWESOME deal! I just ordered my necklace and posted this to my facebook page. Hopefully it will bring more sales your way.

Happy Holidays Beki:)

Cristy said...

*Pout* I'm wearing black (of course) and I thought for sure I was your favorite...;)

Can't wait to get my necklace this next week!

Holly @ Domestic Dork said...

If someone gives you grief for "Happy Holidays" just remind them, despite the newer name of "Christmas" the holidays were around pre-Christianity. Christians appropriated Solstice celebrations and put their own twist on it. Nobody owns the holidays. So Happy Holidays to everybody! :)

Lori Allberry said...

Wow Beki! Awesome offer!!! =)

HaPpY hOlIdAyS to YoU!


Stephanie said...

Yup! Totally with you on the Happy Holidays - it's an all season greeting NOT a non-christian greeting - cause that's what I say & I AM a Christain. Thnkyouverymuch.

Thank you for the awesome code &

Ruth said...

happy holidays beki!!

Pat said...

How about a blue bathrobe? :-)
Happy Thanksgiving and good luck with the shopping!

sharin said...

I know exactly what you mean. Wayyyy back in the 50s people used to say Happy Holidays all the time. In fact, it's been said for decades before that. (Can you tell I watch a lot of black and white movies? ;))

Back then there was no feeling by Christians that Christ was being taken out of Christmas. There were no political references either.

I'm likely to say just about anything (sweet) to passersby -- Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, God Bless You, Enjoy your holidays, etc.

I sure hope no one is offended that I took the time to be pleasant to them!
;) and :p (at the same time!)


The MacDonald Family said...

Happy Holidays to you as well and thanks for the great offer, I may just have a buy a Christmas gift for myself ;) Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

Elle Jay Bee said...

Happy Holidays, Beki! And Happy Thanksgiving!
Live and let live, I like to say!
Chhers to you and your wisdom,

Rebecca said...

Amazing how people go out of their way to be offended by something that was meant well. This time of year is full of holidays, and I love them all, so HAPPY HOLIDAYS! :) Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

Melanie said...

Oh no I'm so sad I ordered yesterday and then read this today.I missed these great offers.

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