No, I do not want any of you to feel compelled to shop on Thanksgiving Day -- trust me, I will be selfishly enjoying all that time with my family, barely noticing if my phone goes cha-ching.
But, the Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale in my shop does begin on Thanksgiving day -- and I am partially upset with myself about it. But there are a few reasons:
1) I set it up to kick off automatically.
Knowing I wanted the day to not think about my shop -- and spend possibly bringing my tree out of the garage to decorate with the kids before the hubs goes back to work on Friday for a 24 hour shift -- I planned early and was actually kind of off by a day (the date) on my etsy on sale account.
2) I don't think things through all the time
Knowing customers want their gifts mailed out quickly -- and knowing there is downtime between the preparation of side-dishes, I too will wander onto Etsy to see what is available. But -- like I said earlier, I had the date wrong to start and when I figured it all out, I didn't go change it.
3) Thanksgiving isn't everywhere
A lot of countries don't celebrate like we do for thanksgiving. I personally adore the holiday -- but I know not everyone celebrates. So for that reason I was also okay with my mess-up on dates as noted above.
4) I am really okay when I make mistakes like I did above
So, it starts on Thanksgiving. No one is working, but you can shop (like I said, I may also online between the making of side dishes.) But, since this is really just an error on dates on my part -- I don't want to pay again to change it -- so it's there if anyone wants it, and it's there on Friday through Monday also.
What I am really saying is -- I want everyone to enjoy the holiday that celebrates it. And, I can see if someone is upset (as many are with retailers that start the black Friday shenanigans on Thursday) about it -- but, I didn't mean for it to be that way. It's just kind of a big "oops" on my part.