Close your eyes and remember - your hands tingle with cold, your cheeks are pink, your heart dances with delight. There! Your first Snowman! Now, open your eyes and see Thomas Kinkade's VERY FIRST collectible snowmen, Heirloom Classics(R) EXCLUSIVELY from Bradford Editions! Each of these jolly fellows wears a very special costume, showcasing TWO of Thomas Kinkade's heartwarming paintings! Glitter, hand-painted accents, and silvery holiday lanterns add sparkle to your holiday decorations! But, just like real snowmen, they're only available for a LIMITED TIME!
blah blah blah it goes on and on. and here's where my mind is:
Close your eyes and remember - you're young and innocent, playing in the snow, enjoying the holiday that is the birth of our Lord and savior, and then... There! Christmas Commercialism! It sweeps in before Halloween is even a blip on the radar screen to remind you that the last four months of the year are all about BUY BUY BUY so your relatives will forget how you never call them and you can pretend to be a happy family! Rake everything good and pure out of Christian culture and what have you got left? Merchandizing! Yay! Who needs depth when you've got a mastercard?
This message has been brought to you by Thomas Kinkade dealers: one mans's overpriced hotel art is another man's treasure.
have I always been so bitter? yes? okay.