Hello Lady Lynda exclaimed in her perfect diction speaking voice. Dearies. I am taking a respite from my etiqutte tour for a cogent solution to the “War on Christmas” It seems that every year some folks claim there is a war on this winter holiday. That this Christian holiday is beleaguered. That the phrase Merry Christmas is constantly being confronted with obstacles. Such as stores, malls, shopping centers putting up signs that say Happy Holidays. This may be a capricious thougth on my part. But I somehow suspect those poor dear store owners dastardly scheme is to show impartiality, inclusiveness. But than again I’m no expert here. Its only a suspicion. I deign to consider that putting up words such as this is done for a devious reason. The business people want as many customers as possible. Oh how mercenary of them!!! Can you imagine a store executive being selfish. Not wanting anything deleterious to their business>
Yet by putting up these Happy Holidays signs, many folks think these store owners and workers are emphatically harming their sales. They claim that Christmas is being ignobally ignored. I ardently differ. Nobody is stopping fellow Christians from saying Merry Christmas to each other. Or putting on display in their homes with Christmas Trees, red stockings with white felt trim. Or for seasonal wreaths. Or Santa’s waving made up colored lights. Or for that matter blinking color changing lights on their trees and on their lawns. White lights shaped like rain deer. One of them with a red nose. Get the picture dearies? Or for that matter anyone putting on decorations for their faith.
Well I believe there is a solution that will please virtually everyone. Here is my proposal. Keep the Happy Holidays signs but include either other signs or decorations with other Winter holidays. There could be symbols for Hanukkah for folks of the Jewish persuasion. Those who are Wiccan there could be cool yule symbols. By the way did you know the Christmas tree is derived from the Yule log? Happy Kwanzaa to our Africa American friends. For our Hispanic shoppers the words Feliz Navidad somewhere. For Atheist there could be Happy December. Lastly for Agnostic there could be something like Happy Holidays but its really unknowable.
The decorating doesn’t need to be expensive. Some drawings with tinsel would be sufficient.
I consider this could be the perect way to please truly everybody. This would be a truly egalitarian way. It would not favor any Winter celebration but include each and every one of them. True it may cost somewhat more. But the more consumers pleased, the more consumers purchase gifts. And to business people isn’t that the bottom line?