Not So Black


So as we all know, the day after Thanksgiving is Black Friday. So lets have a brief history lesson on why Black Friday, is the commercial nightmare that it is.

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, many Santa or Thanksgiving parades were sponsored by department stores. These include the continuing Toronto Santa Claus Parade in Canada since 1905, originally sponsored by Eaton’s, and Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade held in Manhattan, New York City since 1924, sponsored by Macy’s. Department stores would use the parades to launch a big advertising push. Eventually, it became an unwritten rule that no store would try doing Christmas advertising before the parade was over. Therefore, the day after Thanksgiving became the day when the shopping season officially started.


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The Green Door – Waldron House

ALSO SHOWN

FINCA – OUTDOOR Light Series
Fundati – Confier
Fundati – Great Grass
Fundati – Hunter Pine
Half-Deer – Christmas Garland II
LOVE – BOX HEDGE
LOVE – WINTER LAMP AND WREATH


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