That thin facade of Christmas spirit where some only pretend it is better to give than to receive seems to have been fleeting. Today's newspapers tell the real story of the commercial Epiphany. There is an article on the tough choice for receivers between "regifting" crap you don't want or unloading it for cash on eBay. Another article proclaims the after-Christmas bargains for those who received cash or gift cards or were sly enough to wait for the many businesses trying to get rid of unsold Christmas merchandise so they can start stocking spring and summer goods. Kohl's opened early at 6 a. m. and stayed open until 11 p. m. to maximize income.
Be not dismayed, thou little flock, there are twelve days of Christmas, and the number of shoppers also increases at Christian retailers in
Christian commerce is good. The retail value of Christian products sold by member suppliers of the Association for Christian Retail reached $4.63 billion last year, but
Beyer started a display of Christian art on skateboards in his store, and now Christian skateboards have become a popular product line, inspired by such popular entertainers as Saved Skaters Chrisian Skateboard Minisries. Regular customer Robin Johnson, said, “We’re very impressed they have Christian skateboards." She and her husband, Kevin, bought gifts for their students living at
Just don't try that skateboard witnessing in Hot Springs.