Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn’t come from a store.
Dr. Seuss

There might be five months until Christmas, but in our line of business, Christmas often comes every day. And sorry to say Dr Seuss, but while the spirit of Christmas might live in people’s hearts, we see evidence of Christmas being helped along by stores on a pretty regular basis. We collect lights, ornaments, knick knacks, and a phenomenal amount of holiday tchotchkes almost every day!

🎄A Touch of Christmas in July🎄

Christmas might come just once a year, but at Load of Rubbish we see evidence of it on a regular basis. Here’s just a few of the Christmasy items that have slipped through our hands in recent history;

Christmas every day

  • Christmas lights
  • Christmas trees
  • Christmas tree ornaments
  • stockings
  • puzzles
  • dolls
  • stuffed animals
  • other Christmas collectables
  • mugs
  • Christmas plates
  • Nutcrackers
  • music boxes
  • ceramic figurines
  • blankets
  • candles
  • signs
  • wreathes
  • bows
  • wrapping paper
  • Christmas tins

What haven’t we picked up? Load of Rubbish has also collected books, movies, CDs, bells, gift bags, and I can almost guarantee you an awful lot of Christmas presents! Between snow globes, Santa hats, and the occasional sleigh, we’ve seen it all.

Of course, that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate the holiday, but maybe we as a society should pause and think about the true meaning behind Christmas. It shouldn’t come from a store. It should mean something more. Perhaps this year you should reflect on what the holiday means to you and how you can get away from the materialism behind it. Ditch the need for spending dollars and spend some time with the people you care about. Bask in the peace, love, and spirit of the season and perhaps you will be able to hold onto it all year round.

Why shouldn’t we be able to celebrate the spirit of Christmas in July and every day all year round?