Many of us are busy celebrating Easter and Passover with our loved ones today. Were you able to find, and reuse some of last year’s Springtime decor? Did any of you put a vintage spin on the holiday, either in your decorations or table settings? I would love to see your pictures!
I’ve been in retail over thirty years and yet, still, I am staggered by the amount Americans spend on holidays. I think that these figures are why so many of us love Thanksgiving, as it is a time for family, friends, and fellowship, without the mad dash (except to the market, of course) for trinkets and toys and novelties to make the children and the child in each of us glow. Did you know that Americans spend 16.4 BILLION dollars on apparel, food and decorations for Easter alone? Wow. Just Wow. That is a whole lotta PEEPS people; in fact consumers, like you and me spend $2.2 billion on jelly beans (I know ltd7 contributed to that number) chocolate bunnies and flavorful chick-shaped Peeps. Consumers this holiday will also spend $2.4 billion on gifts, $1.1 billion on flowers, $998 million on decorations and $695 million on greeting cards! Boggles the mind!
Easter and Passover are, however, holidays that can be as simple as a carton of dyed eggs, maybe trying our hand at new designs and methods for our dyes, placed carefully in a recycled basket from the attic and used as a centerpiece. Or it can be a lavish affair with large beautifully cellophane wrapped baskets for all to enjoy. I love placing a wreath on my front door in the Spring, adding a vintage rabbit to my kitchen island decor and yes, giving Erika a basket of small items sure to please her on Easter Sunday, so I am no exception to trends.
But seriously, I do believe, at least for my family, keeping it simple and not berating myself for failed Martha Stewart decorated eggs is the way to go. Fellowship in our crazy, never enough time world, is a worthy endeavor, and even if the eggs are slightly cracked, I “cook with love,” and decorate with my heart…and that is sometimes, if not always…perfectly enough.
Shoptiques and The Perfect Egg Colors…Pretty, Too!
If you are able to browse the Internet this long holiday weekend and are looking for a few new spring outfits, make sure to check out Shoptiques…… We have Easter egg-colored pastels sure to bring a spring to your step in many beautiful new colors and styles. LTD 7 looks to bring you many ways to shop and enjoy our products from the comfort of your own home, in addition to visiting our store. In the weeks to follow I will be showing you many ways to stretch that one splurge outfit and creative ways to spruce up what you already own. So, go ahead…look at the new Spring fashions.
Happy Easter and Passover to those of you celebrating. Here is to hoping this Spring will delight you, find you happy and healthy and close to those you love the most.
A Bit of LTD 7 Housekeeping:
We are gearing up for wonderful spring events at LTD 7. Stop in soon to shop with us, hear about our events and plan to join us online and at the Market.
Our Monday and Thursday Facebook Sales continue and are still a big hit. Visit our webpage at www.facebook.com/ltd7va 8:30pm to see first-run items and terrific sales. Look for our giveaways on Monday and Thursday mornings, in advance of the sale.
And if you never want to miss a post or a sale, please join our Loyalty Facebook page. It’s a “secret” society of LTD 7’s loyal customers and you are all invited. Just email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is seperate from our main page, simply becuase Facebook has changed who sees out main page posts. This secret page will allow you to see everything we post.
Don’t forget our Market on April 25! We are counting down the days! This will be one gigantic event sure to please the kid in all of us.
Happy Springtime, everyone!
Living the Dream,