Black Friday Ruined Thanksgiving

Autumn is in every girl’s favorite season, so naturally Thanksgiving is at the top of the list.  However, especially in the last decade, interest in the holiday has been put on the back burner for the day the follows the best eating holiday in America. Black Friday.

People now spend Thanksgiving online shopping, actually shopping, and preparing for Black Friday madness.

Now, I’m all for a good deal on some shoes and what not, but this whole Black Friday thing has gotten out of hand.

Thanksgiving, while I don’t particularly agree with the premise of the holiday, is a time to be spent with family or close friends. Thanksgiving is basically a time where people should be thankful for one another.

Black Friday gets in the way of this.  If you’re planning on going out, or actually going out to buy stuff for yourself or even your family members, you’re losing valuable time with them. This time spent with family on the holidays is time we never get back.

You lose those memories of how your grandmother insists you love apple pie every year even though you prefer pumpkin. You don’t get the conversations about your future (as intimidating as those are) and your family being proud of where you want to go in life. You miss out on priceless memories for some discounted electronics.

We downplay family holidays as horrible forced time together, but we don’t think about what they really give us. They give us warm feelings and overeating with our grandparents, aunts and uncles, it gives us a time to be around each other without anyone being the center of attention, but simply everyone having the time to be around each other without any expectations.

Thanksgiving gives us memories, which is something that can’t be bought or even discounted.