A few years ago, I became a fan of Black Friday. I had a circle of mom friends who swore by the deals and the excitement. While I wasn't keen on elbows in my ribs and being trampled on by a swarm of shoppers trying to secure a $50 television set, I was curious how great these deals could really be.
And so one early post Thanksgiving morning, around 3am, I awoke with a tummy still full of turkey. I warmed my car, showered because I just can't leave the house without a shower, and drove off into the darkness to Kohls.
That year, I scored some pretty awesome gifts. The lines were long, but not unbearable. I returned home at 8am with a car full of goodies and desperately in need of a nap.
Ever since, I have been a Black Friday shopper. My routine went from one to two stores, to hard core middle-of-the-night-all night-shopping-extravaganza, to a few stores, to my current laid back shopping schedule.
Here I am, this morning, enjoying my shopping. I took this photo myself.
For the record, I'm all for unique, homemade, shop downtown gifts. There are just a bunch of goodies that must be found in a specific store. And I thoroughly enjoyed finding some of them today.
Tis' the season ~ enjoy every minute!