Thursday, November 29, 2007

The True Meaning of Christmas

So, how many catalogs did you get in the mail today? We got twelve--thirteen if you count doubles.

JCPenny offers "last chance savings" and invites us to "unwrap the magic."

Lands' End. How many catalogs does this company have? It seems we got a different Lands' End catalog yesterday and yet a different one the day before that...and the day before that.

TigerDirect encourages you to buy their products by offering to donate a portion of the proceeds to Planned Parenthood...Ahem, I mean the Komen Foundation.

Mindware sent us two catalogs today. One addressed to "Temples" the other addressed to "The whole family." I guess the first one was just for some of us?

Back to Basics Toys. They do make them like they used to! Which is good. For some things.

A Crate&Barrelholiday looks like it is celebrated with lots of martinis and what looks like little cupcakes with caviar on them.

Oriental Tading Company. Made in... the Orient?

Brookstone assures me, "IT'S NOT TOO LATE!" Which is true, because Advent hasn't even started yet.

Then there's Hearthsong, Highlights, and Bits and Pieces. I've never seen that last one before but it claims to be my source for "clever puzzles and intriguing gifts."

And last, but not least, American Girl. Again, I ask, how did we get on their mailing list?