Yes, we spend much of the fall whining about Christmas creep, Halloween creep, and retailers’ methods of mashing up the holidays so that one could, in theory, hand out candy canes to trick-or-treaters. We admire eye-catching displays when we see them, though, and this one from a small local pet store is just so wonderful.
Of course, a pet store is an establishment that doesn’t depend on sales of seasonal décor items. The occasional tree-shaped squeaky toy and pumpkin biscuit, definitely, but not shelves of artificial trees and perfume gift packs. Maybe that’s why we find this display more beautiful than cynical.
Still, we’re holding out for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, and Christmas all in one display. If you find that, you know where to find us.