My Sunday Photo – 24th September 2017

Why do people cry ‘it’s too early’ when Christmas is mentioned in September? You can already find Christmas cards and gifts on sale in the shops and many people getting up in arms about it. Maybe they are Christmas haters? Maybe they think we spend too long planning for Christmas. Maybe they don’t want to think about it until last minute.

Personally, I think the run up to Christmas is the best part. I enjoy planning and deciding what to buy. I don’t have a huge amount of presents to buy but I like to give them lots of thought. Then there is the money side, Christmas might seem like a long way away but it’s only three or four pay days depending on which time of the month you are paid! I don’t like leaving everything to the last minute. I like to start early and not have to worry about paying out a huge amount in one go.

This photo was taken in August in Stratford-on-Avon. The Nutcracker Shop is open all year selling Christmas things. If I lived nearer I would visit frequently, why not?

What do you think, does Christmas start arriving earlier every year? Do you prefer to think of it at the last minute? Should Christmas be left well alone until December?
or, do you ‘Wish it Could Be Christmas Everyday?’

I’ve made the photo a little more Christmassy, now does it look better than the one taken in August?

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  1. sarahmo3w
    September 24, 2017 / 5:11 am

    I'm firmly in the 'it's too early' camp. I know we get Christmas stuff in the shops at this time every year, but it still feels wrong to me. I don't have a problem with people quietly shopping for it, I understand that people need to budget. I will probably start shopping in mid-November and aim to have it done by early December. What I do dislike is people getting 'excited' and posting Christmas countdowns online when it's September. It's too early!
    PS Lovely picture! There's a Christmas shop open all year round in Padstow too.

  2. September 24, 2017 / 7:21 am

    Oh, I wouldn't go as far as Christmas countdowns, but I have friends that do 🙂

  3. falcondalelife
    September 24, 2017 / 7:46 am

    I am pretty chilled but I feel sympathy for people who can't stand Christmas stuff too early, up to a point! We have a mid-November birthday in the family so it would be a bit unfair to talk about it too much before the birthday is over. However with a big family I need to start preparations much earlier. My brother doesn't even like me to ask what he wants until 1st December which is just wholly impractical! #MySundayPhoto

  4. September 24, 2017 / 8:05 am

    Beautiful looking shop.

    I like the build-up too just not this early

    Thank you for linking up

  5. September 24, 2017 / 8:29 am

    My birthday is the end of November and I remember that my Mum wouldn't put up decorations or mention Christmas until after my birthday, so it never really began until December. I still won't put up my tree until December, but the presents and preparations are always well underway.

  6. September 24, 2017 / 8:31 am

    Maybe it is early, but I can't help getting either excited or panicked once the kids go back at school and my thoughts turn to Christmas….but no worries, we have halloween to get through yet, and my birthday and wedding anniversary so I won't be putting up any Christmas decorations just yet!

  7. September 24, 2017 / 8:57 am

    Oh I love Christmas and this is beautiful, but I feel it's too early until Halloween x

  8. September 24, 2017 / 9:44 am

    I'm not a massive fan of autumn or the cool weather so I just love when Christmas starts hitting the shops. I really don't mind the craziness for a few months, it's all so happy! Plus a guy at work brought in mince pie so I think that's officially called it for me!

  9. coombemill
    September 24, 2017 / 11:10 am

    This makes me feel very Christmassy. I'm definitely on to Christmas, I hope you've entered to win Christmas here!

  10. debsrandomwritings
    September 24, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Hi Anne, I am a great lover of Christmas, and it's the one time of year when I like to be organised and like to have presents bought by the start of December. My favourite part is the build-up to the day, but I am not a fan of seeing Christmassy things too early as by the time December arrives I feel a little desensitised to it all…. Saying that though if I came across a cute little Christmas shop like in your photo, any time of the year, my eyes would light up like a child in a sweet shop and there would be no holding me back. But that's because it's a novelty and not the norm.

    Love the second photo. I see the makings of a Christmas card!


  11. optrixxaris1
    September 27, 2017 / 9:55 am

    I think the second image looks perfect for Seasonal Greetings cards. We've started preparing here too. #MySundayPhoto

  12. September 27, 2017 / 6:40 pm

    Too early, and I love Christmas, but I don't need to be reminded now. I'd rather enjoy autumn first. I do love the all year Christmas shops. They are fun. #MMBC

  13. September 30, 2017 / 9:07 pm

    I recognised this straightaway as Stratford as it is opposite Shakespeare's birthplace. You did well to get a photograph without all the tourists in front!

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