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Major Retailer Announces It Will Be Among Stores Open on Thanksgiving

More and more stores are opening their doors earlier than ever this year in an attempt to maximize their holiday sales…but at what expense?

The latest store to push back the traditional Black Friday sale to the night of Thanksgiving? Kohl’s.

The retailer says it will open at 8 p.m. on Thursday night, adding to the list of stores who will do the same, like Toys R Us, Target, Sears, Walmart, Kmart, Macy’s, and J.C. Penney.

I’m all for getting a jump on holiday shopping, and maximizing savings with the normal Black Friday steals that stores offer, but doesn’t it seem like we’re forgetting what the celebration of Thanksgiving is all about?

Have you seen this meme?

Black Friday meme
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It reads, ‘Black Friday: When people trample others for cheap goods mere hours after being thankful for what they already have.’

That about sums it up, no?

Shouldn’t Thanksgiving night be spent at home, enjoying the company of family (no matter how dysfunctional ours all may be?)

I’ve also seen this picture floating around online:

pledge to not shop on Thanksgiving
Facebook

It reads, ‘Because I believe in family, I pledge to not shop on Thanksgiving. If I’m shopping, then someone else is working and NOT spending time with their family. Everyone deserves a holiday.’

I love shopping as much as the next girl, and I’m all for stimulating the economy, but I think it can wait one day.

Have your turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce, spend time talking to your family, and enjoy the once-a-year food coma that only Thanksgiving can provide.

Should you miss out on a big screen TV or a cashmere sweater, I promise, everything will be okay.

I don’t remember the gifts or things I’ve bought over the years…but I do remember sitting around my dining room table with my huge crazy family, laughing with each other, telling stories, and just hanging out.

That’s what I’m thankful for. How about you?

Would you shop on Thanksgiving Day? Tell us in the comment section below!

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