Post Valentines day, what’s the next occasion our shops will be trying to sell us? Easter eggs will be in the stores within the next few days, if not already, and then there’s Mothers day, for which cards have already been seen on the shelves. They’re obviously nice things to be advertising, but why oh why do they feel the need to pounce on us so early?! It feels like the day of one event, the next is being advertised. It's like the classic 'back to school' adverts, which are always up in the shops before the school holidays have even started, making all children seeing it feel like their holiday is over before it's even begun!
Clearly these holidays, occaions and events are important, but it would be nice to see them as less of a money-grabber and more of an event to be enjoyed! It is quite useful, however, to be reminded about things such as Mother's day, because I don't know about you, but it seems that shop windows tend to be my own personal reminder to buy my Mum a card and bunch of flowers!
So FYI, Mother's day is the 30th March, before then we've got Pancake day a little closer on 4th March, which although you don't need to go out buying cards and gifts (I don't think!) the pancake mix in the supermarkets does tend to sell out on the day! To be honest, I don't think we can expect to see a decrease in the amount of advertising thrown our way for such occasions, so the best advice I can suggest is to either embrace it or laugh at it, either way, it's not going to be going anywhere and (usually) it gives us something to look forward to, even if that is just looking forward to the event being over with!