It is that time of year again – time for some holiday shopping madness! The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960’s for the shopping frenzy that is the day after Thanksgiving. And ever since, businesses, shoppers and Santa’s elves have tried to make the most of the shopping deals found on Black Friday. Today most people associate this shopping holiday with midnight sales, newspaper coupons, long early morning lines and for some, running and sweating, but since the early 1980’s we have always enjoyed the opportunity to help our customers and friends who visit our store, kick off the holiday season with some great toy ideas.
But as the ecommerce world grew, so did the need for websites to have their own Black Friday. Since websites are generally busier the first part of the week, Monday seemed to be a natural fit for the ecommerce world. So we now have Cyber Monday (the term seems to be lacking some originality in my opinion☺) – the Monday after Black Friday!
Being a multi-channel merchant, we are lucky enough to take part in both of these great days in our store and on our fabulous website. While our store will be bustling with long time customers and friends, we know that many customers will also be coming back to see us online! And this year, we have some special deals for our online customers. I can’t give away too much right now (don’t want to ruin the surprise), but in order to stay in the loop on our Black Friday weekend deals, join our email updates and you will be the first to know.
Best of luck shopping and we hope you find everything on your list!