November 5th, 2013

Locals annoyed by preemptive holiday advertising, but are still shopping early

By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf
Carroll County Times

While the time for present wrapping and eggnog swilling is more than a month away, some businesses in South Carroll are populating their stories with holiday memorabilia early. Too early, some locals feel.

“Commercialism has taken so much out of the holidays,” said Sue Moore, owner of Revive & Company on Sykesville Main Street. “My business partner and I love the holiday itself. But the meaning behind it gets a little lost when you’re shopping for Halloween costumes and Christmas trees are up.”

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