Christmas Creep In July Emerges At Warehouse Clubs

Sure, it’s not glittery Christmas trees or holly-laden wreaths, but two readers shopping in warehouse clubs were still surprised to see the earliest signs of Christmas creep. At Sam’s Club and a Costco in greater Washington, D.C., the festive holiday ribbons have started to appear.

Jerrod spotted this ribbon at Costco:

Len saw these ribbons at Sam’s Club:

These are our earliest true Christmas Creep sightings to date. Readers have submitted photos from craft stores and from Hallmark, but these don’t count. Craft stores begin to stock supplies for Christmas crafts so crafters can begin their red and green monstrosities early. Hallmark, meanwhile, has introduced their Christmas ornament collection in midsummer for their loyal collectors for years now.