Summer decorations in stores

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One of the things I love to track is the changing of "seasonal items" in major stores. It signals the transition of the seasons, and usually just looks really festive.

So lately (for about a month now) I've noticed all the stores have broken out their Summer decorations! My local Walmart and Walgreens have Summer decorations: "Floaties" for relaxation in rivers/pools, beach towels, "slip and slide" play sets, water guns, coolers for storing drinks, it's all out on display!

And if I could ever make my way back over to Hobby Lobby, I'm sure I'd see some lovely garden decorations.

Anyone else enjoy seeing summer seasonal items and/or decorative items in stores?!?
 
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Yes! I love seeing the red, white, and blue stars-and-stripes items between Memorial Day and July Fourth!
 
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Absolutely! I am the same way! I love seeing various seasonal and holiday stock in the shops throughout the year. It is almost a visual countdown to when the shelves slowly start displaying Christmas.

It was really uplifting when summer stock started to appear and the aspect of longer, brighter, warmer days were ahead.

At the end of summer I love it when Autumn/Halloween start creeping in and of course we all know what follows after that....Christmas!
 
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These days in addition to summer , our shelves are flooded with World Cup memorabilia, flags , banners, hats, t shirts and all sorts ! It is quite exciting and I just love how everyone is getting involved.
 
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These days in addition to summer , our shelves are flooded with World Cup memorabilia, flags , banners, hats, t shirts and all sorts ! It is quite exciting and I just love how everyone is getting involved.
I guess here that would be Red Sox paper plates, paper cups, banners, hats, t-shirts, etc.!
 

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Not on summer but some hobby lobbies have already starting fall and Halloween. This is about 2 week earlier than normal

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Not on summer but some hobby lobbies have already starting fall and Halloween. This is about 2 week earlier than normal

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Now that is right up my alley!
Thanks, XmasDreams!!




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Not on summer but some hobby lobbies have already starting fall and Halloween. This is about 2 week earlier than normal

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I saw a news story online today saying Hobby Lobby has some Christmas decorations out now.
 
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I saw a news story online today saying Hobby Lobby has some Christmas decorations out now.

Woot! Woot!!!




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I saw a news story online today saying Hobby Lobby has some Christmas decorations out now.
I'm planning to head to mine this weekend to look. They usually start putting out the Christmas craft kits the first week of June but most of the decor items don't start coming out until July.
 
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Hmm, yeah, early June is when I usually would see Fall decorations start to emerge in Hobby Lobby in years past. Christmas stuff, however, I usually don't see till early to mid July. Late June at the earliest. When I spot something like that, look for the annual "First Sign of Christmas" thread to emerge! ;)

EDIT: Halloween stuff, I usually don't see that in Hobby Lobby till August. My local "Party City" starts putting out their Halloween stuff in July though...wow, it's all getting closer!

MerryCarey said:
Yes! I love seeing the red, white, and blue stars-and-stripes items between Memorial Day and July Fourth!
Good point! It's not just summer decorations that are popular right now, there is also 4th of July decorations/items for sale at various stores. The 4th of July usually kicks off the 2nd (and best) half of the year, for me. :)
 
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I saw a news story online today saying Hobby Lobby has some Christmas decorations out now.
Nothing sad about that us craters need time to get it all done.

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I am so excited about the ''first signs'' thread. I was thinking it might appear within the next couple of months. I look forward to it when it does. Yaay! :???:
I usually launch the "First Sign of Christmas" in June or July (because that's when the "First Signs" start appearing). The "First Sign of Halloween" thread is usually in July or August. Should all be coming up soon enough! :)
 
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Ooh, I love tracking things, too! I have to go to the craft stores and check it out, too. I have my patriotic stuff up all summer followed by my beloved FALL DECOR!!! :)
 
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Ooh, I love tracking things, too! I have to go to the craft stores and check it out, too. I have my patriotic stuff up all summer followed by my beloved FALL DECOR!!! :)

I hear you, judesmama!!
I love going to Michael's, Hobby Lobby, JoAnne's, and Hancock to look at all of the seasonal crafts & decorations! But my excitement is at a high when the Fall stuff comes out!!




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Ooh, I love tracking things, too! I have to go to the craft stores and check it out, too. I have my patriotic stuff up all summer followed by my beloved FALL DECOR!!! :)
I'd love to see a photo of your patriotic decor!
 
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Summer decorations are back in stores!!

Well, specifically Walmart. I haven't been by Walgreens or Hobby Lobby in the last month, but I suspect it's there as well.

But just days after Easter, the "seasonal" section in Walmart was converted over to Summer decorations. Kinda struck me as being a bit early for Summer stuff, but hey, if Christmas stuff can arrive in Walmart in September, then why not Summer stuff in April? :)

Next, we'll see 4th of July stuff emerge, probably in late May. They'll take that down right after the 4th and by Mid July it'll be "Back to School" stuff. But it strikes me that the "Summer" stuff will be around in some degree until Labor Day, making Summer decorations the longest seasonal items to stay in stores besides the Christmas decorations.

It's all so exciting to see the seasonal items change!

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