Friday, November 27, 2009
According to the AFA (American Family Association), some corporations are excluding Christmas from their "holiday" advertising and promotions. They have ranked stores and companies according to their "Christmas Friendliness!" In case you're wondering how your local stores are positioning themselves, check out this handy information from AFA below.
For Christmas: Company uses the term "Christmas" on a regular basis, we consider that company Christmas-friendly.
Marginalizing: Company refers to Christmas infrequently, or in a single advertising medium, but not in others.
Against: Company may use "Christmas" sparingly in a single or unique product description, but as a company, does not recognize it.
Companies FOR "Christmas": (updated 11-10-09)
Bass Pro Shops
Bath & Body Works
Bed Bath & Beyond
Super D Drug Stores
Toys R Us
Companies marginalizing "Christmas":
Companies against "Christmas":
Advance Auto Parts
Barnes & Noble
Braum's Ice Cream
Dick's Sporting Goods
Harris Teeter Stores
Home Shopping Network
In my opinion, the phrase "Keep Christ in Christmas" is too weak. There is no Christmas without Christ! Happy shopping everyone, and Merry Christmas!
Posted by Krista Dunk, www.KBWomen.com
Monday, November 23, 2009
Can you relate? Maybe you have other areas of your life that frustrate or stop your flow. Whatever the case may be, there is a refreshing perspective that we can adopt in these situations. Let me explain...
- When I'm sick of dirty dishes, I remember that some have no food today.
- When little shoes track dirt inside, I can feel happy that we have property to play on.
- When the alarm sounds too early, it's great to know I've woken up and have good things planned for the day.
- When the laundry baskets are full, I feel thankful to have had a closet full of clothes to keep us warm.
- When I'm stressed about guests coming over for a dinner party, I can be thankful for friends and family who love me enough to come over.
- When the mail comes and it's nothing but bills, I am thankful we have enough money to pay them.
- When it's raining outside (again), I remember how beautiful it makes Washington.
- When I get spam emails, I am thankful for technology that helps me work and connect with friends.
- When the kids behave badly, I am still thankful they are mine, knowing God feels the same way about me.
I could go on, and I'm sure you have many you could add too! It's really a small mindset shift, when we realize just how blessed we are. It's true that sometimes blessings feel like burdens, but throw the burdened feeling off. Let's ask the Lord to make our arms strong for our work, and our minds set on thankfulness.
May your hearts, families and homes be blessed and at peace. Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted by Krista Dunk, www.KBWomen.com
Monday, November 16, 2009
It's time to share some fun pictures with you and some great information that we learned at the Las Vegas SHINE event (put on by Ali Brown) earlier this month.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Remember last month when we posted about a business conference we were going to attend in Las Vegas, called SHINE? The event was last week. From our point of view, it was a huge success and very worthwhile to attend!
Why? Several reasons:
- Networking with other entrepreneurial business women (and a few men) was great.
- We made new friends, contacts and interacted in various ways with some great people.
- Business skill building sessions helped us get clarity of vision to move forward with some projects and changes.
- Fun and famous guest speakers were there, including Marlee Matlin, Barbara Corcoran (from the TV show "Shark Tank"), Julie Clark (creator of the Baby Einstein product line), and a woman named Anne McKevitt from the UK (now living in Australia). The wealth of wisdom and experience that these women shared was amazing.
- The event itself was done with excellence, and everything ran smoothly.
- We had dedicated time to work on our businesses!
- We had fun!
Stay tuned for another post coming Monday with specific quotes and nuggets of wisdom from the event. Thank you Ali Brown for hosting this wonderful event!
Posted by Krista Dunk - www.KBWomen.com