Halloween and Christmas take time and money

November 20, 2018

Halloween 2018 is now in the past, and so are all of our post-Halloween sugar rushes.

The next holiday we have to look forward to is Thanksgiving, but it’s a holiday many people tend to forget about or simply skip over because of the commercial push for Halloween and Christmas.

However, one of the things I like most about Thanksgiving is the fact that it’s not commercialized.

When preparing for Halloween, people have to spend money putting together costumes, buying candy and planning their children’s class parties. When Christmas rolls around, people spend even more money on gifts, decorations (both outdoor and indoor), and food for staff parties. While these are all nice things, they take away from the true meaning of these holidays.

During Thanksgiving, however, many traditions cost less and are more family-centered. My family takes time out of our busy schedules to carve pumpkins together, which is very inexpensive. We also take time to go to my grandma’s house to eat dinner and watch football on TV.

With everything that’s going on in our lives, spending time with family is a rarity. Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to do just that, and that’s why I like it so much.

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