The annual reminders of Christmas are in full force.
Not the fact that my Christmas cactus has its first bloom.
Nor the fact that the Salvation Army red bucket bell ringers are in front of every store.
Even the decorated trees that are up, aren't nudging my mind.
No, I know Christmas is well on way because I have seen this:
In Walgreens : The Clapper, gift wrapped with a red bow and ribbon.
At Krogers: Boxed sky high, The Chia Pet, your choice, pig, man's head, sheep, etc.
On TV: And my personal favorite, The Norelco Shaver, being ridden by Santa himself!
What non-traditional reminder do you have each year that it 'tis the season?