I think it’s pretty obvious from my site and a few of my posts that I’m a Christian, at least I hope so. 😉 Anyway of the past couple of years (as again I’m sure most of you know already) there has been a movement to remove any words that would imply that Christmas is a Christian holiday, in which we celebrate Christ’s birth. It seems every year more and more retailers and other organizations try to replace traditional Christmas phrases with more generic, non-Christian ones. While I do not like this movement and have even boycotted some retailers. I’ve been amazed as other retailers have embraced our more traditional Christmas phases and made some really powerful television commercials this Christmas season.
Of these, my favorite commercial has to be the Aviator from JCPenney’s. If you haven’t seen it then click on the link. This is what I remember the spirit of Christmas being like when I was a child. The commercial touched my heart so much that I decided to email Penney’s and thank them for continuing to say “Merry Christmas” in all of their publications. Well they wrote me back. I never really expected to get a response, but here it is…
“It was very thoughtful of you to write and tell us how much you like and enjoy our commercials. I have shared your letter with others in our division. It is always nice to hear from our satisfied customers. Our goal will continue to be to serve the public as nearly as we can to its complete satisfaction. At JCPenney customers really are our “Number One Priority”.
Thank you for taking the time to write. You are a valued JCPenney customer and we appreciate your patronage.”
Maybe there is a retailer or company you think has gone above and beyond. Thank them, they really do appreciate it.