After Thanksgiving Day – Black Friday?

Well, we’ve been hearing all about different stores and how early they are opening AGAIN on the Friday after Thanksgiving.  And once again, we are… well, perhaps “reluctant” is a good word, to join the crowd. 

Eat a holiday feast and then be somewhere pressed, dressed, and vertical at 5AM the next day?  Even 7AM seems awfully radical and extreme.  Actually, “brutal” was the word several employees tossed out.  Along with several more colorful words about “crazy management” expecting, having the nerve to even bring up such a ridiculous plan in the first place.  (The most polite phrase was “you are out of your freakin’ mind!” followed by “you have fun with that, OK?”)

So here’s what we’re going to do.  We will arrive at The Artful Bead sometime between 9:30 and 10:00 AM Friday after Thanksgiving.  If you have a TRUE bead emergency, we’ll let you in before 10.  (Good stories help, especially if they’re funny.)  And we’ll have juice, hot chocolate, tea, and pastries or muffins available so you can build up your strength while you shop.  Think of it as Second Breakfast, or Elevenses – just enough to keep you going till you can stop for a nice lunch.  And we’ll have SOMETHING on sale for a nice whopping 25% off!

And we’re doing our Gift Certificate Add-Ons this year too – buy a $50 gift certificate, get a $10 additional gift certificate for free.  Buy a $100 gift certificate and get a $20 one for free.  Heck, you can even buy several smaller gift certificates that add up to $100 and we’ll do the free $20 one too!

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