Since I started working in the retail industry years ago, I’ve developed some cynicism towards consumerism and the holidays. This letterpress card I bought at Wordstock last month pretty much sums up how I’ve felt the past few years. I recognized my poor attitude early on this season and so I am going to try and change my perspective as soon as possible so I can enjoy some of the holiday spirit:)
So glad you’re back! And this card is great!
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I know the feeling though I’ve managed to get over some of my bah-humbug attitude this year by almost fully divorcing myself from the retail & catering industries. Thought that this Op-Ed piece by the creative director at Barneys was particularly apt…
I completely understand. I will try my best to stay away from working retail during christmas after this year. Meanwhile, I am finding therapy in making handmade gifts with handmade packaging to send out to everyone this christmas. I find that it at least reduces “my quintessential rolling-of- the- eyes bah humbug” mood I tend to get when working retail christmas. Blech! commercialism BAH humbug it all!