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Fieldthistle

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Holiday Decorations Fri, 10/21/05 2:35 PM (permalink)
Hello All,
We are entering the holiday season, actually been in it with Jewish Holy days, so I was wondering...what kind of decorations do you plan to have this year for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, and any other faith's holy days that I have not mentioned?
When I was a child I loved and was often drawn to places because of their holiday decorations, but now I know the relationship between business and religion is a tight wire to walk on. So, what decorations will you be displaying and what is your reasoning behind them? Please don't just pick one holiday, but how do you manage them all in your business?
Take Care,
Fieldthistle
 
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    Michael Hoffman

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    RE: Holiday Decorations Fri, 10/21/05 2:41 PM (permalink)
    Were you ever juliev in another life?
     
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      Fieldthistle

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      RE: Holiday Decorations Fri, 10/21/05 2:49 PM (permalink)
      Michael,
      What is a juliev? I do not understand this term.
      Take Care,
      Fieldthistle
       
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        Michael Hoffman

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        RE: Holiday Decorations Fri, 10/21/05 2:51 PM (permalink)
        quote:
        Originally posted by Fieldthistle

        Michael,
        What is a juliev?
        Take Care,
        Fieldthistle

        A juliev is a visitor no longer around, that I know of, who liked sammiches and asked the sort of questions you ask.
         
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          Fieldthistle

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          RE: Holiday Decorations Fri, 10/21/05 2:54 PM (permalink)
          Michael,
          I am not a visitor. I am around. And I ask these sort of questions from time to time.
          Sorry if you don't like my question. But so be it.
          Take Care,
          Fieldthistle
           
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            Michael Hoffman

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            RE: Holiday Decorations Fri, 10/21/05 3:24 PM (permalink)
            Well, everyone's a visitor, don't you think?
             
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              Fieldthistle

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              RE: Holiday Decorations Fri, 10/21/05 3:32 PM (permalink)
              Michael,
              Yeah, I guess we are all visitors, my friend.
              Take Care,
              Fieldthistle
               
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                dreamzpainter

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                RE: Holiday Decorations Fri, 10/21/05 11:35 PM (permalink)
                Michael strikes again!! Back to the question.. I don't have a business to decorate but for many years I painted winter scenes, wreaths and seasons greetings on the windows of my wifes store and the main store. I've also done harvest/fall scenes many times. At home it's a different question all together with both halloween and christmas decorations seeming to proliferate every year I'm considering erecting another shed so each season can have its own. Since 9-11 I've had red/white/blue lights strung across the house and around the yard, both the "new" string type and the twinkle "fairy" lights and although not seasonally correct some will be lit for halloween.
                 
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                  risotteria

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                  RE: Holiday Decorations Sat, 10/22/05 12:29 AM (permalink)
                  It has been my experience owning several nyc restaurants that you will offend someone with the expression of any religious or political stance. Therefor I choose to express none. Hope this helps.
                   
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                    UncleVic

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                    RE: Holiday Decorations Sat, 10/22/05 2:34 AM (permalink)
                    quote:
                    Originally posted by dreamzpainter

                    Michael strikes again!! Back to the question.. I don't have a business to decorate but for many years I painted winter scenes, wreaths and seasons greetings on the windows of my wifes store and the main store. I've also done harvest/fall scenes many times. At home it's a different question all together with both halloween and christmas decorations seeming to proliferate every year I'm considering erecting another shed so each season can have its own. Since 9-11 I've had red/white/blue lights strung across the house and around the yard, both the "new" string type and the twinkle "fairy" lights and although not seasonally correct some will be lit for halloween.


                    Seasnonally correct made me laugh. My next door neighbor has been running his Xmas lights for about 2 weeks now... Considering there's still leaves in the trees, I think retirement has drove him bonkers..

                     
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                      chicagostyledog

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                      RE: Holiday Decorations Sat, 10/22/05 7:14 AM (permalink)
                      I string illuminated plastic hot dog lights around my cart beginning the day after Thanksgiving. I purchased them two years ago when I was in Seattle. I knew I'd probably never find them again, so I made the purchase.

                      CSD
                       
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                        lleechef

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                        RE: Holiday Decorations Sun, 10/23/05 4:17 AM (permalink)
                        Considering we're headed for 6 months of darkness, the lights have already started to go up......on trees, on homes, on businesses, on dogs and cats, moose and bears.....sheesh.....lights everywhere! We gotta do it to save what little sanity we have left.
                         
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                          Adjudicator

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                          RE: Holiday Decorations Sun, 10/23/05 8:53 AM (permalink)
                          quote:
                          Originally posted by risotteria

                          It has been my experience owning several nyc restaurants that you will offend someone with the expression of any religious or political stance. Therefor I choose to express none. Hope this helps.


                          Yep. But that's up NORTH...

                          y'all....

                           
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                            jeepguy

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                            RE: Holiday Decorations Sun, 10/23/05 9:34 AM (permalink)
                            When the new GM of my company came on board about eight years ago, he disposed of all our Christmas decorations and tree. He put up an electric mennorha (sp) on a velvet cloth. 99% of us weren't too happy. I'm SOOOO glad the greedy mr silverman has moved on!
                             
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                              Tedbear

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                              RE: Holiday Decorations Sun, 10/23/05 9:44 AM (permalink)
                              quote:
                              Originally posted by jeepguy

                              When the new GM of my company came on board about eight years ago, he disposed of all our Christmas decorations and tree. He put up an electric mennorha (sp) on a velvet cloth. 99% of us weren't too happy. I'm SOOOO glad the greedy mr silverman has moved on!



                              Thank you for confirming my earlier impressions of you.
                               
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                                Adjudicator

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                                RE: Holiday Decorations Sun, 10/23/05 10:11 AM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Tedbear

                                quote:
                                Originally posted by jeepguy

                                When the new GM of my company came on board about eight years ago, he disposed of all our Christmas decorations and tree. He put up an electric mennorha (sp) on a velvet cloth. 99% of us weren't too happy. I'm SOOOO glad the greedy mr silverman has moved on!



                                Thank you for confirming my earlier impressions of you.


                                Uh oh... Repressed anger or WHAT???

                                In reality to all (including me), religion and/or anything similar to it has NO PLACE on this forum. Even references to same have little meaning other than to provoke others. (IMO, of course)...

                                 
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                                  Fieldthistle

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                                  RE: Holiday Decorations Sun, 10/23/05 10:38 AM (permalink)
                                  Hello All,
                                  When I posted this, I did not expect this type of response.
                                  Adjudicator, I do not know how to delete an entire topic.
                                  So, whichever moderator is in charge, please delete this thread.
                                  Take Care,
                                  Fieldthistle
                                   
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                                    mr chips

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                                    RE: Holiday Decorations Sun, 10/23/05 12:36 PM (permalink)
                                    Holidays are and should be a happy time for all. The clients in the group home where I work celebrate Xmas and I am always delighted to help in their celebration. Being a large 300 lb. man with a big white beard I joyfully play the role of St. Nick when asked. I love the lights and songs of Xmas, even if it is not a religious holiday I celebrate. And I like the opportunity to help my co-workers by working on that day.
                                    Halloween, the dia de los Muertos , St Patrick's Day, Cinco De Mayo,Chinese New Year,Tet and for that matter,Hannukah, are holidays that celebrate the religious and cultural diversity of this country. They should be a reason for joy, not struggle.
                                     
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                                      Copperhedzkettle

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                                      RE: Holiday Decorations Mon, 10/24/05 5:12 PM (permalink)


                                      I love HOLIDAY decorations!!!!

                                      Since I am a (b)witch.........., I will leave the dead animals hanging upside down and rotting on the front porch.....UP, LEAVE'EM UP I'M SCREAMIN


                                      (only a wimp would take them down before the holiday is through) And the roadside kill soaking in the kiddy-pool full of Clorox....I will reap in the Spring! Bones for you and your loved ones.....

                                      I kill nothing, I only reap what you yourself have chosen to discard.

                                      Bwa-hahahhahahahahahahahhahahahhahah

                                      Screw it, its getting too chilly for flys, especially the blue and green bottle ones, leave that for forensics. :) Bones and roadkill, doin good here......Happy Hallows to you all.

                                      Thats on the front of the Eatin Trailer.

                                      And then its about the Bountiful horn! Not much bountiful here, but I'll still Thank those responsible.

                                      I'm draggin out Christmas.......am I early here?

                                      Copper


                                      I LOVE DECORATIONS, FIELDTHISTLE.!!!!





                                       
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                                        Fieldthistle

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                                        RE: Holiday Decorations Tue, 10/25/05 6:12 AM (permalink)
                                        Merry Meet Copper,
                                        You are a trip and a half. I think I love you!!!!
                                        Take Care and Happy Hallows,
                                        Fieldthistle
                                         
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                                          V960

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                                          RE: Holiday Decorations Tue, 10/25/05 10:23 AM (permalink)
                                          When we had a brick and mortar store we put up everything. If I could have found lights for Voodoo and Druids I would have done it.

                                          Only the fringe of each group had a problem and I didn't want them as customers anyway. The main stream loved it ans actually used it as a learning tool for their children (we labeled all the stuff).

                                          But then again I'm considered a nut case.
                                           
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                                            mr chips

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                                            RE: Holiday Decorations Fri, 10/28/05 10:49 AM (permalink)
                                            Halloween and the Dia de Los Muertos are coming up. I look forward to a lot of interesting decorations locally.
                                             
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